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MSI Gaming X Geforce GTX 1660 TI Review

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Battlefield V

Battlefield V is a first-person shooter EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Battlefield V is the latest games in the Battlefield series. Battlefield V takes place during World War 2. It has both a single player and an online portion. For this review, we tested part of Battlefield V single player, War Stories. The section that was tested was the second act of the Nordlys War Story. You play a young woman who is part of the Norwegian resistance whose mission it is to save her mother and help destroy a key component the Germans need to complete their atomic bomb. Battle Fiend 5 was one of the first games to support the new Ray Tracing feature from Nvidia. This game was tested with both DXR on and DXR off. The charts show a comparison between the GTX 1070 TI FTW 2 at its ultra-preset and the Zotac RTX 2060 AMP at the games high preset.

The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti did very well in Battlefield V, even in 4k. Keep in mind, Battlefield V was tested on the games High Preset, not ultra. In 1080p, Battlefield V averaged 96 FPS. Even in 1440p, the game stayed above 60 FPS with an average of 63. I was pretty surprised that the game averaged 29 FPS in 4k. If it hadn’t been for the dips into the mid-teens, I may have considered it payable at 4k.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an action role-playing game with first-person shooter and stealth mechanics that released in 2016. Set two years after Human Revolution in 2029, the world is divided between normal humans and those with advanced, controversial artificial organs called augmentations. You take up the role of Adam Jensen, a double agent for the hacker group Juggernaut Collective, who is equipped with the latest and most advanced augmentation technology. This game is beautiful and still very demanding on your system. The section benchmarked was near the beginning of the game, after the tutorial.

In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti did very well in 1080p averaging 82 fps. In 1440p, it fell short of 60 with an average of 49 fps. Under 60, but still very playable. If the settings had been lowered to medium or even high, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti could handle 1440p in this game. Although the game did average 32 fps in 4k, I still wouldn’t consider it playable. The lows were too often

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 is the latest is the far cry series. It takes place in the fictional Hope County Montana. You play the role of the un-names deputy who’s sent to arrest Joseph Seed, the leader of the dangerous Edens Gate Cult. However, things do not go as planned and you spend the game trapped in Hope County attempting to take out Joseph and the rest of his family as they attempt to take over the entire county. Far Cry 5 was released in 2018. Ubisoft has developed a beautiful open world with amazing visuals. However, the game is very demanding on even the most powerful systems. This game was tested with the in-game benchmark, as well as near the beginning of the game when you first leave the bunker owned by Dutch as you attempt to clear his island of cult members.

The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti did very well in Far Cry 5. It averaged 90 FPS in 1080p on max settings and ever stayed over 60 in 1440p with an average of 64. Even in 4k, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti averaged 30 FPS and with a minimum of 25, I would consider the game playable. Especially if you lowered the settings to medium or high.

Final Fantasy XV

Fans of the Final Fantasy series waited well over a decade for this game to release. Final Fantasy XV is an open-world action role-playing game. You play as the main protagonist Noctis Lucis Caelum during his journey across the world of Eos. Final Fantasy XV was developed and published by Square Enix as part of the long-running Final Fantasy series that first started on the original NES back in the late 1980s. The section that was benchmarked was the first section near the start of the game, where there was actual combat.

In Final Fantasy XV, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti was very close in both 1080p and 1440p. The game averaged 58 FPS in 1080p and 52 in 1440p. I wouldn’t consider playing this game in 4k with The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti since it only averaged 28 FPS with lows into the teens. I’d say Final Fantasy XV is a solid 1080p  game, even with the settings lowered a bit.

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Paul Malfy

Paul started building computers in 1994. He studied journalism and computer science in college. Paul loves gaming but hardware is his true passion. News Writer and Product Reviewer.

One Comment

  1. Good review. I read this and bought one of them for my i5-9400F build. Now all I need is some decent RAM to use in it.

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