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MSI Gaming X Geforce GTX 1660 TI Review

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a third-person tactical shooter game. You play as a member of the Delta Company, First Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, also known as “Ghosts”, a fictional elite special operations unit of the United States Army under the Joint Special Operations Command. This game takes place in a modern-day setting and is the first in the Ghost Recon series to feature an open world with 9 different types of terrain. The benchmark was run at the beginning of the first mission in the game.

Ghost Recon Wildlands performed well on all resolutions with The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti. In 1080p, it averaged 80 FPS on the games highest preset. In 1440p, it averaged 59 FPS. However, it was still a nice smooth experience. Even in 4k, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti stayed above 30 with an average of 35 fps and a minimum of 27. Still playable.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is set to be the third and final game of the rebooted trilogy developed by Eidos Montréal in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you continue your journey as Lara Croft as she attempts to finish the life work of her father. Her in a journey that takes her from Central America to the hidden city of Paititi as she attempts to stop Trinity in their attempt to gain power. Section benchmarked was near the beginning of the first section that takes place in the hidden city. This was compared to the in-game benchmark which seems to be an accurate representation of the gameplay.


In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti is showing itself, again, to be a great 1080p gaming card with an average of 88 fps on the game’s ultra preset. In 1440p, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti averaged a respectable 55 fps in the latest Tomb Raider installment. In 4k, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti only averaged 27 fps and had a low of 21.

Shadow of War

Shadow of War is an action role-playing video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is the sequel to the very successful Shadow of Mordor that released in 2014 and is based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendarium. The games are set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in Tolkien’s fictional Middle Earth. You play again as Talion, a Ranger of Gondor that was brought back to life with unique abilities after being killed with his entire family as the start of the last game. Monolith Studios has created a beautiful open world with amazing gameplay and visuals.

The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti did well on Shadow of War in both 1080p and 1440p. In 1080p, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti averaged 78 fps and in 1440p, it averaged 54 fps. Even in 4k, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti averaged above the playable lever with an average of 32 fps.

The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 is an action role-playing game developed and published by CD Projekt. Based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. This is the third game in the Witcher Series to date and the best so far. You play as Geralt of Rivia on his quest to save his adopted daughter from the Wild Hunt. At its release in 2015, The Witcher 3 has some of the most beautiful graphics ever seen in a game, as well as some of the most demanding. Even today, almost 4 years later, the Witcher 3 still holds up very well and brings even the most powerful systems to their knees. The game was benchmarked during the hunt for and battle with the Griffin near the start of the main story.


I was most surprised with the performance of The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti in the Witcher 3. This is a very demanding game and when the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti only averaged 63 fps in 1080p. I had expected much lower than an average of 53 fps in 1440p. The one that got me was the average of 31fps in 4k on the game’s ultra preset. I had expected that to be lower.

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  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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