So we now have a GTX 1660 (non-Ti) at about a $50 difference in price compared to the GTX 1660 Ti. So what are the main differences between the two cards? First we have about a 9% decrease in CUDA cores between the two (1408 vs 1536). Secondly while both cards offer 6GB of VRAM, the GTX 1660 (non-Ti) has slower GDDR5 memory compared to the Ti’s GDDR6. So what does this equal out to? In our testing it was about a 14-15% decrease in performance in games at 1080p and 1440p resolutions.
So who is the GTX 1660 (non-Ti) for? To me it is a great 1080p card. You are easily going to get well over 60 FPS in titles with the settings maxed out. Now if you want to move up to 1440p you are likely going to have to turn your settings down a bit, but not all that much. With that said this is going to be a great card if you are playing esports games like Apex Legends, Fortnite, Counter-Strike, etc. You will easily be able to get high frame rates with this card at 1080p.
The card we took a look at specifically today is the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G, which is MSI’s highest clocked GTX 1660 with a GPU boost of 1860 MHz. That will get you a few extra frames in games. The card is outfitted with MSI’s Twin Frozr 7 cooling solution which is made up of two of their Torx 3.0 fans. This cooling solution is one of the best out there and the fans turn off when the GPU is under 60C so your system is completely silent most of the time. This card also has one of the best RGB implementations I’ve seen on a lower-end card. The lighting is subtle, but still gives you that little bit of style. And you can of course control the RGB lighting with MSI’s Mystic Light software.
The MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G is currently selling for $249.99 at our favorite online retailer. That puts it at a $30 premium over the MSRP of the GTX 1660, but we feel the extras you get with this card are worth it. Overall ThinkComputers gives the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G Graphics Card a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award.
– Over 60 FPS at 1080p easily
– Great RGB Lighting
– Twin Frozr 7 cooling
– Fans turn off when idle
– MSI software package
– No NVLink SLI support
– $30 more than the reference card