MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X Review

PCB and Lighting

MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X Review

PCB and Lighting

Once you take the cooler off you can see how small the GTX 1660Ti PCB is, and the bracing panel that helps keep everything rigid no matter how warm it gets.

MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X PCB  
MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X Cooler  

Removing the bracing and you can see the Turing GPU in all its naked glory. We love the inclusion of the little MSI Dragon logos too. 99% of people will never see them, much less know they are there. It's a gift to those of us who strip their cards apart.


MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X Bracing  

The underside view of the Twin Frozr 7 shows how its able to keep the card so cool under even the most heavy loadings. You're definitely getting what you pay for here.


MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X Twin Frozr Cooler  

Who doesn't love some fancy lighting? The MSI Twin Frozr 7 unquestionably looks the part, with rich colours putting your personal stamp on your system.


MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X RGB  
MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X Lighting  
MSI GTX 1660Ti Gaming X Options  

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Most Recent Comments

22-02-2019, 09:53:54

AlienALX
I'd rather get a 2060 and at least get something exclusive.

Which is why I think these cards are all pointless. As much as I find early RTX a little boring I'd rather have it than not, especially now that NVIDIA took a crap on the GTX brand when it launched and told all GTX owners we basically smelled like poo because we didn't have RTX.Quote

22-02-2019, 10:29:56

Dark NighT
I don't get the point of these, Nvidia should have just lowered the pricing on the 2060 to make them sit just below the 300 dollar mark they would sell like hot cakes, instead we get these cards.


If these were sub 200 dollar then yes i could see a point in having them, but they are not so nvidia completely missed the mark on this.Quote

22-02-2019, 10:44:06

tgrech
RTX2060's were already just lower binned RTX2070's made as cheap as they could be to be fair, asking to push a 445mm^2 die (Not far off 1080Ti die size) to 300USD was probably too much.Quote

22-02-2019, 11:27:25

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgrech View Post
RTX2060's were already just lower binned RTX2070's made as cheap as they could be to be fair, asking to push a 445mm^2 die (Not far off 1080Ti die size) to 300USD was probably too much.
Without me checking as I am on my phone how big is Vega 56? Because AMD must be making something with a RRP of £270.

And surely the costs of HBM2 are far greater than those of GDDR6.

Or, is it simply that NVIDIA are so used to bending their customers over that they can't bear to make slightly less on each 2060 sold and would thus rather sell them leftover slop?

I think you'll find it's the latter. They need a reality slap like Intel got when Ryzen came along.Quote

22-02-2019, 11:40:18

tgrech
Obviously different companies have different operating costs and need different margins to break even, we all know NVidia spends orders of magnitudes more on R&D, staff, marketing & upkeep than AMD, while AMD are known to sell their older products without profit margins to maintain marketshare. Also of course older inventory no longer being produced and soon set to be replaced at least in announcements in the coming months quickly becomes a liability if not sold at any price soon(Excess 1060 inventory ofc messed up NVidia's whole launch lineup).Quote
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