AMD Radeon R5 M420 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

AMD Radeon R5 M420
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
72.75
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Turing
Code name
Jet
 
TU116
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
15 May 2016
 
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$219
Price now
no data
 
$207

Technical specs

Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
1408
Core clock speed
780 MHz
 
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
850 MHz
 
1785 MHz
Transistor count
690 million
 
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
17.00
 
157.1
Floating-point performance
547.2 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660 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.
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660: 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
DDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
8004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
16 GB/s
 
192.1 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R5 M420 0.18
GTX 1660 52.59 +29116.7%

Passmark

R5 M420 470
GTX 1660 11354 +2315.7%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R5 M420

DirectX 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL 4.3 (Open Graphics Library - an API for 3D graphics and GPUs usage)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

29116.7% faster (about 292 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 15 May 2016)
Wider memory bus (192 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (1408 vs 320)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.1 vs 16 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)

So, R5 M420 or GTX 1660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660.
Be aware that Radeon R5 M420 is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 1660 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R5 M420 and GeForce GTX 1660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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