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MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X Review (Page 1)

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X Review

NVIDIA launches its new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER and MSI nail it with the custom GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X.

By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 29, 2019 @ 8:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: MSIModel: GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X 6G

Introduction

NVIDIA is introducing its new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER today, and with no Founders Edition version of the card the first one out of the gate is MSI's custom GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X. After that, I'll have the review of the non-X version of MSI's new custom GTX 1660 in the normal GAMING version.

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NVIDIA's introduction of the new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is an interesting one, as it is pretty much the original GTX 1660 that was launched not too long ago now, but rocking much faster GDDR6. Memory.

The GeForce GTX 1660 was already a great mid-range card if you didn't need the frills of RTX or were gaming at something like 1440p at 144FPS or 4K gaming, but now the GTX 1660 SUPER is here and fills another small gap between NVIDIA's growing stack of Turing graphics cards.

Not only that, but NVIDIA is using the launch of its new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics card to unleash some new Team Green tricks into its software stack and GeForce Experience, or GFE.

Oh, and that's not all... let's not forget that NVIDIA is also launching a new GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, but I haven't got my hands-on that just yet.

For now, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER starts from $229 and is available starting today, October 29. The slightly lower-end GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER will launch on November 22 without a price just now, but rocking GDDR6 memory clocked at 12Gbps.

The Last 6 Months

NVIDIA is using the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER and GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER launches to talk about the last 6 months of GeForce gaming PCs getting better and better with driver releases.

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In that time NVIDIA has been there with Day 0 support for some of the hottest games on the market, adding new gaming feature enhancements into GeForce Experience and adding more performance to some of our favorite games. Most noticeably, Apex Legends with a huge upgrade not too long ago.

Games like Apex Legends receiving what should be seen as free performance from a driver release, along with other games, sees NVIDIA adding more performance to some of the biggest and most popular games, almost to the level that you'd get from a physical hardware upgrade. Not too damn bad at all.

Metro Exodus performance can be increased by up to 31% under new drivers, while Respawn's popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends has an average of 23% more performance from new drivers over the last couple of months.

Detailed Specs

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