NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super vs AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5600 XT architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.79
 
3.92
Architecture
Turing
 
RDNA 1.0
Code name
Turing TU116
 
Navi 10
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
29 October 2019
 
21 January 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$279
Price now
$501
 
$516

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5600 XT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5600 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1408
 
2304
Core clock speed
1530 MHz
 
1235 MHz
Boost Clock
1785 MHz
 
1750 MHz
Transistor count
6,600 million
 
10,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
157.1
 
224.6

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5600 XT compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
229 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5600 XT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
12000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
336.0 GB/s
 
288.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5600 XT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5600 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
7.5
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5600 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1660 Super 50.75
RX 5600 XT 54.11 +6.6%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1660 Super 471219
RX 5600 XT 496658 +5.4%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1660 Super 90435
RX 5600 XT 117041 +29.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1660 Super 14656
RX 5600 XT 19464 +32.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1660 Super 15498
RX 5600 XT 21734 +40.2%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1660 Super 21347
RX 5600 XT 30515 +42.9%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1660 Super 60318
RX 5600 XT 65563 +8.7%

Passmark

GTX 1660 Super 12677
RX 5600 XT 13516 +6.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5600 XT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super

Cheaper ($229 vs $279)
Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 288 GB/s)
Less power hungry (125 vs 150 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

6.6% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (21 January 2020 vs 29 October 2019)
More pipelines (2304 vs 1408)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

So, GTX 1660 Super or RX 5600 XT?

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