MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6G Review: Page 8 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9:01am

Overclocking

Starting out with our card in OC mode, we’ll see how far we can push it.

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6G

All of our Turing powered cards have seen the biggest limit to performance coming from the power limit on the board, so we max ours out. It goes to a fair 107%. Not the highest we’ve seen, but it should provide a boost.

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6G

Next, we’ll try the OC Scanner built into MSI’s Afterburner program. It takes several minutes to complete the testing and tuning.

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6G

This gives us a few hundred extra points in Time Spy over our ‘stock’ run of 6586.

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6G

Next, we’ll push the memory speeds up a little. And a little more. And a lot more. And more after that. Wow, buried the slider at +1500 MHz on memory with Heaven running a loop and it appears to be stable with no artifacting. For the record, that’s 15GHz effective speed!

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6G

Next, we get the core clock up to +130 MHz. this gives us a stable Core boost clock speed of 2100MHz with the rare dip to 2085MHz.

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6G

Between the bewildering memory overclock and the respectable core overclock, our Time Spy score jumps a whopping 9.2% over stock to just under 7200 points, awesome!

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