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MSI GAMING X & ARMOR GTX 1660 Ti Series GPUs Spotted

MSI GAMING X GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card

It’s not new news that the NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti will be making its debut soon due to the increased number of images popping up all over the internet. has just leaked MSI’s Gaming X and Armor GTX 1660 Ti series graphics cards and honestly they look quite good.

The exact specifications of the cards as well as pricing has not been released, however thanks to multiple vendors publishing details about the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti series early, we’ve got a pretty clear picture as to some of the rough specifications we can expect. (see below)

MSI GAMING X GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card

Based on the leaked images, from what the can tell, the MSI GAMING GTX 1660 Ti will feature a dual fan cooler design featuring twin MSI Frozr fans to cool the GPU. The cooling shroud housing the fans and heatsink assembly appears to feature RGB lighting. No doubt this will be controlled using MSI’s in house RGB control software, MSI Mystic Lighting.

MSI GAMING X GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card Box MSI GAMING X GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card

MSI ARMOR GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card

MSI’s ARMOR series has in the past been the factory overclocked graphics card so compared to the GAMING X series, we can expect higher factory overclocks. The MSI ARMOR GTX 1660 Ti also features the same dual cooling fan design. The ARMOR takes a no-nonsense approach and focuses strictly on overclocked performance rather than aesthetics. There is no indication that there are any RGB lighting effects with this particular card.

MSI ARMOR GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card MSI ARMOR GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card Box



Both cards are fed power by a single 8-pin PCIe power connector from the power supply. At this point specific core and memory clocks for the MSI cards are unknown, however we do know that each will feature 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM which will run at 288GB/s over a 192-bit bus. More details will  be released as we draw closer to release date, so stay tuned!

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Specifications

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce RTX 2060
Architecture TU116 Pascal/GP106 Turing/TU106
Process 12nm 16nm 12nm
GPU Core Clock 1500MHz 1506MHz 1365MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1770MHz 1709MHz 1680MHz
Die Size 200mm2 445mm2
Transistor Count 4.4 Billion 10.8 Billion
Shader Count 1536 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores
Memory Size 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR5(X) 6GB GDDR6
Memory Clock Speed 1500MHz 1001MHz 1750 MHz
Memory Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 288GB/s 192GB/s 336GB/s
TMU/ROP Count 96/48 80/48 120/48
Ray Tracing 0 30 RT Cores
Tensor Cores 192 240
MSRP ~$280 $240 $350

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