In this review, I’ll analyze the fundamental aspects of MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, focusing, as always, on the technical characteristics, and its price-quality ratio, to get the most truthful opinion.
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Overview
- Architecture (GPU): Turing
- CUDA Cores: 1536
- GPU Boost Rate: 1875 MHz
- Memory Capacity: 6GB GDDR6
- Memory Speed (GB/sec): 12 Gbps
- TDP: 130W
It’s built on TU116, a graphics processor that incorporates Turing’s improved shaders, its unified cache architecture, and a full complement of the video encode/decode acceleration features. Because it lacks two very important features, RT cores, and tensor cores, what you’ll get is variable-rate shading, the adaptive shading feature. Both its key algorithms, content-adaptive shading (CAS) and motion-adaptive shading (MAS) are available. CAS senses color or spatial coherence in scenes to minimize repetitive shading of details in pursuit of increasing detail where it matters. MAS senses high motion in a scene and minimizes shading of details, in favor of performance.
The best feature of MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
This MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has a turbo mode giving a maximum frequency of 1875Mhz, which together with its 6 GB of ram make it a very highly recommended gaming graphics card.
Other aspects that I like about this Nvidia model :
- efficiency in consumption and temperature
- games run fluidly thanks to the 1,536 CUDA cores
- just the right size for any ATX and MATX enclosure
- three DisplayPort outputs make multi-monitor setup simple
- very good value for money
This particular model has an excellent cooling system, MSI’s Twin Frozr 7. The Zero Frozr technology, stops the fan in low-load situations, keeping a noise-free environment.
You can achieve superior performance by doing overclocking. You can use MSI Afterburner as an overclocking utility. This software has options control and monitoring that will provide you with much more than what you expected from this graphics card.
If you do not configure the rest of your gaming PC components well, you may notice a bottleneck.
In summary, MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti offers up exceptional 1080p performance. It’s an affordable 1080p gaming card, with high refresh rates, and amazing overclocking potential. It’s a reasonable alternative to pricier RTX cards and an obvious upgrade to the previous GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 lines.