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MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X

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The MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that makes it the quietest GTX 1660 Super we've reviewed today. It also comes with the highly popular idle-fan stop feature. Temperatures are good, too, and a backplate is included as well.

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Hmm, to my knowledge COD MW2 is bundled only with RTX cards?

Anyway these cards renders 1660ti quite pointless at current price, were there any price changes mentioned?
 

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Hmm, to my knowledge COD MW2 is bundled only with RTX cards?
Oh, let me look into that

Edit: you are correct, fixed in all reviews
 
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:| it kinda triggers me that they dont cover the entire vram package with thermal pads and the plate..
 
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I feel bad for any kids getting into PC building right now. Three different 1660 versions being sold, and then you throw in all of the odd branding of the different aftermarket cardmakers? If a kid asks their grandparents for a 1660 Super, what chance is there that they are actually going to get the right one of the three?
 
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So, based upon TPU testing, with both cards overclocked, the MSI Gaming X is faster and $40 cheaper than the Vega 56 @ 1080p ... with 100 watts less power draw and heat production and the Vega 56 being 2.3 times as load and 8C hotter.
 
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As someone who primarily games on Xbox, this look like my next GPU. I have a $250 max on graphics cards.
 
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As someone who primarily games on Xbox, this look like my next GPU. I have a $250 max on graphics cards.
This would be a huge upgrade over your 7950. You'd basically be getting stock 1070 performance for under $250 which isn't bad. It would easily last you the remainder of this generation and even carry over to the beginning of next gen
 
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This card really makes the 1660Ti obsolete... It's very good for typical Nvidia stuff.
 
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Just one month ago i built my friend pc with 1660 non TI, and he asked if either upcoming 1660 Super was going to worth the wait or not, and I said "No, gddr 6 isn't going to give you significant performance boost". He will be furious with me, lol.
 
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I have a 1060 6 GB and that messes with my brain when I look at the benchmark charts. I am like wait I am near the bottom of the carts now.
 
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@W1zzard I have a doubt, could you elaborate a little why the GPU rank in relative performance chart is different than in the new Average FPS chart?
 

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@W1zzard I have a doubt, could you elaborate a little why the GPU rank in relative performance chart is different than in the new Average FPS chart?
Slightly different way how the numbers are calculated. For relative performance I calculate the relative differences per test first (vs the 100% card), normalize to %, and then use the geometric mean (we have a thread from a couple of years ago that explains the math). Average FPS is just average FPS in all games, per card, and sort.

Average FPS is brand new in my reviews, and I'm only like 95% sure if the arithmetic mean is the correct approach here. Do share your thoughts please.
 

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So, based upon TPU testing, with both cards overclocked, the MSI Gaming X is faster and $40 cheaper than the Vega 56 @ 1080p ... with 100 watts less power draw and heat production and the Vega 56 being 2.3 times as load and 8C hotter.

Vega 56 wasn't overclocked, and a blower Vega 56 is faster than MSI 1660 S at any games at any resolution.
Precisely Vega 56 is 7% faster at 1080p, 11% at 1440p, and 19% at 4K.
And not considering overclocking/undervolting or custom V56.
 
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