Wednesday, October 16th 2019

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X and Ventus XS Pictured

MSI is ready with its premium Gaming X and affordable Ventus XS custom board designs for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1660 Super GPU. These boards are largely identical to the GTX 1660 Ti down to the PCB design, as the GTX 1660 Super is essentially a GTX 1660 with GDDR6 memory instead of GDDR5, yet positioned a notch below the GTX 1660 Ti owing to fewer CUDA cores (1,408 vs. 1,536).

The MSI GTX 1660 Super Gaming X retains its brushed metal finish, RGB LED embellishments, and premium appeal of the GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X. The Ventus XS, too retains its compact dimensions. This time around, though, MSI gave the plastic back-plate a faux brushed-aluminium finish. The Ventus XS comes in a standard variant that sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock-speeds, and an OC Edition with a mild factory-overclock. The Gaming X has the highest factory-overclock from MSI for this SKU.
Source: VideoCardz
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13 Comments on MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X and Ventus XS Pictured

#1
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Funny how nary a soul talks about these when 1660/1660Ti are the best bang for the buck Turing has to offer. People can get so caught up in the RTRT debate...
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NoJuan999
I have an MSI 1660 Ti Armor OC and I love it.
I play games at 1080p/60 Hz and it easily handle any game I throw at it on Ultra settings.
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-The_Mask-
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Funny how nary a soul talks about these when 1660/1660Ti are the best bang for the buck Turing has to offer. People can get so caught up in the RTRT debate...
RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 have a better price/performance as the GTX 1660 Ti most of the time.
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Vayra86
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Funny how nary a soul talks about these when 1660/1660Ti are the best bang for the buck Turing has to offer. People can get so caught up in the RTRT debate...
Sure, but the 1070 offered virtually the same thing a few years ago. The midrange is so overcrowded, its crazy.
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#5
medi01
5500 Navi is coming, eh?
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Vayra86
Sure, but the 1070 offered virtually the same thing a few years ago. The midrange is so overcrowded, its crazy.
1070 might have offered the same performance, but surely not at the same price point.
And, that's how things usually play out. One generation's x70 becomes the next generation's x60.
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Od1sseas
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1070 might have offered the same performance, but surely not at the same price point.
And, that's how things usually play out. One generation's x70 becomes the next generation's x60.
Wrong. The GTX 1060 has GTX 980 performance
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Vayra86
Od1sseas
Wrong. The GTX 1060 has GTX 980 performance
Exception to the rule; Pascal was a bigger jump ahead while the 980 was only a small bump from 970. And then there is the perf gap between 1060 3GB vs 6GB.
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#10
Turmania
so this cards outperforms 1660ti? or in between of 1660ti and 1660?
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Turmania
so this cards outperforms 1660ti? or in between of 1660ti and 1660?
It has a few less shaders than the 1660Ti, but faster memory. It will probably tie with 1660Ti in most circumstances, at (hopefully) a lower price point.
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NoJuan999
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It has a few less shaders than the 1660Ti, but faster memory. It will probably tie with 1660Ti in most circumstances, at (hopefully) a lower price point.
Are you sure it has faster RAM ?
My MSI 1660 Ti Armor OC has GDDR6 RAM.
Core/Memory
  • Boost Clock / Memory Speed
    1860 MHz / 12 Gbps
  • 6GB GDDR6
The 1660 Super should fall between the 1660 and 1660 Ti, performance wise.
MSI is ready with its premium Gaming X and affordable Ventus XS custom board designs for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1660 Super GPU. These boards are largely identical to the GTX 1660 Ti down to the PCB design, as the GTX 1660 Super is essentially a GTX 1660 with GDDR6 memory instead of GDDR5, yet positioned a notch below the GTX 1660 Ti owing to fewer CUDA cores (1,408 vs. 1,536).
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NoJuan999
Are you sure it has faster RAM ?
My MSI 1660 Ti Armor OC has GDDR6 RAM.

The 1660 Super should fall between the 1660 and 1660 Ti, performance wise.
Ah, good catch. The 1660 uses GDDR5, but the 1660Ti already uses GDDR6.
I still think it will perform really close to the 1660Ti, probably replacing both older models.
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