AMD Radeon R9 FURY X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
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.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on 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).
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.
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.
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
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.
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.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 FURY X and GeForce GTX 1660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
R9 FURY X satisfies 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
GTX 1660 satisfies 100% minimum and 98% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
Competitors of Radeon R9 FURY X from NVIDIA
The nearest Radeon R9 FURY X's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 FURY X:
Competitors of GeForce GTX 1660 from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1660 from AMD is Radeon R9 FURY X, which is slower by 13% and lower by 20 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1660:
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 FURY X
Cheaper ($445 vs $543)
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 1408)
Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 192.1 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)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
14.9% better performance in benchmarks
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 24 June 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
Lower power consumption (120W vs 275W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
So, which one is the better GPU?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660, since it shows better performance.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
We selected several comparisons of video cards with performance more or less close to those reviewed, providing you with more probable options to consider.