MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review

MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review

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There is no doubt that the Gaming X box is eye catching. Dark background, clear product imagery and bold logos leave you in no doubt about what you’re holding in your eager hands.

MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review  

One would imagine that one fan looks much like another, but it speaks to the unique nature of the MSI Twin Frozr fans that we instantly recognise them thanks to their cutlass style curves.

MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review  

The Gaming X follows the trend set by the ASUS and XFX we’ve also seen this week in limiting the RGB to just the company logo. It’s stealthier than the XFX though, if you’d prefer a card which blended into you rig.

MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review  

In keeping with the reputation of the legendary Twin Frozr cooler the heatsink is thick with beefy heatpipes to help disperse the heat across the length of the card as much as possible.

MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review  

Around the back, or on the top depending upon your viewpoint, the MSI Gaming X has the familiar matte black backplate with a crisp Dragon Gaming logo and plenty of vent holes on the side to help push air up to the CPU section of your case. We’re big fans of the design of the holes too.

MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review  

The underside gives you another good look at the the size of the heatsinks lurking beneath that twin fan shroud. You can also spot how short the PCB is, a far cry from the behemoths that sit at the top of the AMD GPU range.

MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review  

The power requirements is nice and easy with a single 8 pin PCIe input. Perfect if you’ve got a good sized, but not obscenely priced, power supply.

MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review  

At the business end of the Gaming X we find the familiar quartet of display options, three DisplayPort 1.4a and an HDMI 2.1, capable of 8K60 should you have splurged your whole budget on the monitor.

MSI RX 6600 XT Gaming X Review