NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile vs AMD Radeon RX 570

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.14
 
1.75
Architecture
Turing
 
Polaris
GPU code name
N18E-G0
 
Polaris 20 Ellesmere
Market segment
Laptop
 
Desktop
Launch date
23 April 2019 (2 years ago)
 
18 April 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$169
Price now
$682 (3x MSRP)
 
$570 (3.4x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1536
 
2048
Core clock speed
1455 MHz
 
1168 MHz
Boost clock speed
1590 MHz
 
1244 MHz
Number of transistors
6,600 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
no data
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
152.6
 
159.2
Floating-point performance
no data
 
5,095 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile and Radeon RX 570 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
medium sized
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
12000 MHz
 
7000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
288.0 GB/s
 
224.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

FreeSync
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
7.5
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 38.75 +46.1%
RX 570 26.53

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 97517 +37.2%
RX 570 71096

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 13140 +9.9%
RX 570 11956

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 14818 +7.2%
RX 570 13827

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 20119 +6.1%
RX 570 18967

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 49309 +8.2%
RX 570 45560

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 419800 +11.9%
RX 570 375145

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile 10176 +46.1%
RX 570 6967

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

GTX 1660 Ti Mobile satisfies 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

RX 570 satisfies 97% minimum and 89% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
97%
Recommended
89%
Minimum
97%
Recommended
89%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
RX 570
1080p
 
100 +17.6%
85 −17.6%
1440p
 
59 +22.9%
48 −22.9%
4K
 
36 +24.1%
29 −24.1%

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 11% and lower by 22 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile:

Competitors of Radeon RX 570 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 570 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB, which is slower by 4% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 570:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile

46.1% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (23 April 2019 vs 18 April 2017)

Higher memory bandwidth (288 vs 224 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 570

Cheaper ($570 vs $682)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)

More pipelines (2048 vs 1536)

AMD FreeSync

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon RX 570 is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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