MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X Review
Published: 22nd February 2019 | Source: MSI | Price: |
The MSI Twin Frozr, now in its 7th generation, is still one of the best looking coolers around, and on the GTX 1660Ti it is no exception. We are especially keen on MSI's decision to dispense with the red half and half look that had dominated a lot of their early Twin Frozr designs and go all in on a neutral colour scheme to allow the RGB lighting to really shine.
It isn't just the front side that looks the part, but the backplate is also one of the best around with a brushed finish and clean looks. Only a small Dragon logo is there to grab your attention. Mercifully it's the right way up too, something that isn't always the case with manufacturers backplates.
Although the GTX 1660Ti is a compact PCB, the Gaming X is a full-width twin cooler, ensuring that you have more than enough thermal headroom to really push your overclocks to extraordinary heights. Overclocking affordable graphics cards are the bread and butter of anyone with a gaming system on a budget, so it's good to see the MSI card should take a good spanking.
We'll look under the hood at the end of the review, but for now, it's worth noting that although the MSI Gaming X is a high-end partner card it still only has the single 8 pin PCIe power input of the reference model.
At the business end, the GTX 1660Ti supports all sorts of output types, but the MSI card has a single HDMI and three DisplayPorts. If you've got an older DVI-D monitor, you'll need to invest in an adaptor, or perhaps a new panel.