[Taipei, Taiwan] As the world's most popular GAMING graphics card vendor, MSI is proud to announce its new graphics card line-up based on the new GeForce GTX 1660 GPU, the latest addition to the NVIDIA Turing GTX family.
The GeForce GTX 1660 utilizes the "TU116" Turing GPU that’s been carefully architected to balance performance, power, and cost. TU116 includes all of the new Turing Shader innovations that improve performance and efficiency, including support for Concurrent Floating Point and Integer Operations, a Unified Cache Architecture with larger L1 cache, and Adaptive Shading.
This new design allows the GeForce GTX 1660 to excel in modern games with complex shaders and is on average 30% faster than the GTX 1060 3GB. Equipped with excellent thermal solutions, MSI GeForce® GTX 1660 series are designed to provide higher core and memory clock speeds for increased performance in games. MSI’s GAMING series delivers the top notch in-game and thermal performance that gamers have come to expect from MSI. With solid and sharp designs, ARMOR and VENTUS provide a great balance with strong dual fan cooling and outstanding performance. The AERO ITX is a great option for gamers looking to include Turing™ power into a small form factor build. With this comprehensive line-up there is plenty of choice for any build.
GeForce® GTX 1660 GAMING X 6G
After winning numerous awards on the MSI RTX 20 series, the 7th generation of the iconic TWIN FROZR thermal design is tailored to cool the MSI GeForce® GTX 1660 GAMING series as well. Featuring two of MSIs patented TORX 3.0 fans, the unique fan design combines the advantages of two differently shaped fan blades to generate huge amounts of airflow. The new trims on the traditional fan blades create concentrated airflow for higher air pressure while also reducing noise. The customized heatsink is designed for efficient heat dissipation to keep the temperature low and performance high. An aggressive gunmetal grey & black look emphasizes the glorious glow of Mystic Light RGB infused into the card. Using the updated & improved MSI Mystic Light software, controlling and syncing your LED-lit components is easier than ever.
GeForce® GTX 1660 ARMOR 6G OC
The MSI GeForce® GTX 1660 ARMOR 6G OC builds on the reputation for solid performance with a dual-fan thermal design. Taking the concept to a whole new level, the new ARMOR design adds a bit of heavy metal flair into the mix. The ARMOR 2X thermal design uses the lauded TORX 2.0 fans, providing more concentrated airflow and air pressure for enhanced cooling performance. The direct contact heatpipes transfer heat from the GPU quickly and efficiently. MSI's Zero Frozr technology stops the fans in low-load situations such as web browsing or light gaming to remain fully silent.
GeForce® GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC
Dressed in a fashionable Black & Silver design with industrial style shapes, the MSI GeForce® GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC is a smaller version of the popular VENTUS design. The new dual-fan thermal design also employs TORX 2.0 fans, providing more concentrated airflow and air pressure for enhanced cooling performance. Using a direct contact design, the heatsink transfers heat from the GPU quickly and efficiently. A classy brushed backplate provides the finishing touch for this card.
GeForce® GTX 1660 AERO ITX 6G OC
Measuring in at max 178mm length, the GTX 1660 AERO ITX models are small in size, but just as big in performance as their bigger brothers. Matching perfectly with the new Z390I GAMING EDGE AC motherboard, this makes them ideal for small form factor gaming systems and HTPC's. The AERO ITX model utilizes a single high-performance fan on a compact heatsink featuring efficient heatpipes and optimized dissipation. All of this is covered by a very classy looking black and white shroud with some carbon details. Even in a small form factor, staying as silent as possible is important.
MSI DRAGON CENTER
MSI Dragon Center is a brand new software platform with the goal to integrate all MSI software for components, desktop systems and peripherals. For MSI GAMING graphics cards, the MSI Dragon Center allows gamers to quickly switch between OC and Silent performance modes. The all-new software features Gaming Mode, which instantly optimizes your hardware for the best gaming experience including SSD, monitor and network settings. This budding new software platform will continue to improve and evolve, including more unique functionalities and benefits for MSI gamers.
MSI Afterburner is the world's most recognized and widely used graphics card Overclocking software. It gives you full control of your graphics card and enables you to monitor your system’s key metrics in real-time. The latest version of MSI Afterburner features OC Scanner for GeForce GTX 1660 series graphics cards. OC Scanner is an automated function that will find the highest stable overclock settings for your card. Afterburner gives you a free performance boost for a smooth in-game experience thanks to higher FPS.
The new MSI GeForce® GTX 1660-based cards are available starting 14th March, 2019. Availability may vary per region.