...though a no-frills alternative will deliver similar performance, we view the ultra-low noise levels of the Gaming X as a star attraction.
MSI has joined the GTX 1660 Super party with half-a-dozen models that repurpose existing cooler designs to fit Nvidia's latest mid-range Turing GPU.
At the top of the pile sits the £250 Gaming X. Offering solid build quality, eye-catching aesthetics and a decent factory overclock, the card is more than a match for most competitors in its class and sets itself apart through a cooler that is silent when idle and barely audible under load.
Performance is excellent at 1080p with maxed-out quality settings, but the congested nature of Nvidia's product stack leaves would-be buyers facing a bit of a dilemma. In the circa-£250 space, do you prefer a cheap and cheerful GTX 1660 Ti, or a top-drawer GTX 1660 Super? It is a case of personal preference, and though a no-frills alternative will deliver similar performance, we view the ultra-low noise levels of the Gaming X as a star attraction.
Bottom line: it could do with being £10 cheaper, but if you want a high-quality GTX 1660 Super, the MSI Gaming X delivers.
Solid build quality
Keeps very quiet at all times
Excellent cooling performance
Almost as quick as GTX 1660 Ti
Well suited to high-quality FHD gaming
Priced awfully close to GTX 1660 Ti
No bundled games
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X
The MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X graphics card is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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