NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs AMD Radeon R9 Nano

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.53
 
2.32
Architecture
Turing
 
GCN 1.2
Code name
Turing TU116
 
Fiji
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
no data
 
reference
Release date
22 February 2019
 
10 September 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$279
 
$649
Price now
$672
 
$692

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano'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 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
4096
Compute units
no data
 
64
Core clock speed
1500 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
1770 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
6,600 million
 
8,900 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
175 Watt
Texture fill rate
169.9
 
256.0
Floating-point performance
no data
 
8,192 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano 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).
Bus support
no data
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
229 mm
 
152 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
-
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano: 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
 
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
no data
 
+
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
4096 Bit
Memory clock speed
12000 MHz
 
500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
288.0 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano. 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
Eyefinity
-
 
+
Number of Eyefinity displays
no data
 
6
HDMI
+
 
+
DisplayPort support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
CrossFire
-
 
+
FRTC
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
LiquidVR
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
TressFX
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
DDMA audio
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
DirectX® 12
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.3
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.5
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
+
Mantle
-
 
+
CUDA
7.5
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1660 Ti 46.41 +5.9%
R9 Nano 43.83

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1660 Ti 421374 +4.7%
R9 Nano 402499

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1660 Ti 93095 +14.4%
R9 Nano 81374

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1660 Ti 15021 +24.3%
R9 Nano 12081

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1660 Ti 16024 +11.6%
R9 Nano 14362

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1660 Ti 22128 +28%
R9 Nano 17282

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1660 Ti 52203 +19.9%
R9 Nano 43546

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
no data
 
30 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
no data
 
295 Sol/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Radeon R9 Nano are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

5.9% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (22 February 2019 vs 10 September 2015)
Cheaper ($672.00 USD vs $692.00 USD)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (120 vs 175 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 Nano

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 1536)
Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 288 GB/s)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, GTX 1660 Ti or R9 Nano?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and AMD Radeon R9 Nano. The differences in performance seem too small.
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