We begin with our usual pages that show the ins and outs of this graphics card with photos, all taken with an in-house photo-shoot of course. MSI does offer a really proper looking card here with a dark PCB and two-fan dark/grey dual-fan cooler.
The VENTUS XS is a budget version (the MSRP series) of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is powered by NVIDIA's more modest offering in Turing, lacking RT and Tensor cores. This is a TU116 graphics processor. These cards are fitted with 6 GB GDDR6 memory running at an effective data rate of 12 Gbps, which is a lower value from the 2060/2070/2080 cards. The product will sell for roughly 279 USD/EUR (at least it should be in that range).
The card has a new gunmetal look dual-fan design and has been fitted with one HDMI port and three DisplayPort connectors. MSI stripped away the DVI and space-occupying virtual link connector for VR purposes. The GeForce GTX series has DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, 1.4a Ready, enabling support for 8K displays at 60Hz.
- Boost: 1,830 MHz (1500 MHz base)
- Memory 12.0 Gbps GDDR6 (effective data-rate)
Leaving out extra monitor ports creates room for an exhaust vent. Mind you, lacking is a virtual link and NVLINK connector, SLI is not supported.