Reasonable Power for a $250 video card budget. (MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X)


Video Cards are one of the most important components when it comes to a computer. There is a lot of information about it. However you need to think about what you are using it for. Are you just going to surf the web? Are you going to game with constant stress on your PC? What about video editing or audio processing? Think about choosing the right graphics card for the activity you are using it for. When it comes to buying a card, look for which manufacturer it is (either AMD or NVidia) and overall performance. 

For $249.99 on Newegg, The MSI Geforce GTX 1660 Gaming X is a great video card for the mid range gaming. Passmark give this card a score of 10985. Which is above average.

  • 1408 Cuda Cores
  • Core Clocks: 1860 MHz
  • Memory Speed of 8 Gbps
  • 6GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 192-bit Memory Bus
  • 3 DisplayPort v1.4 and 1 HDMI 2.0b outputs
  • Supports GDCP 2.2
  • Power Consumption of 130 Watts
  • 1 8-pin power connectors
  • Dimensions of 247 x 127 x 46 mm
  • 2 Cooling fans
  • Does not support Sli (not needed for a beginner)
  • Weight of 845 grams
  • Supports DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.5
  • Max Resolution of 7680 x 4320

This Card really shows the power when it comes to the price. Sure it might put a tiny dent in your wallet, but the outcome is worth it. 

 Note: This review is part of a classroom project. 


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