AMD Radeon R9 FURY X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

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)
3.26
 
3.07
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Turing
GPU code name
Fiji
 
Turing TU116
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
no data
Launch date
24 June 2015 (6 years ago)
 
14 March 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
$219
Price now
$445 (0.7x MSRP)
 
$543 (2.5x 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
4096
 
1408
Compute units
64
 
no data
Core clock speed
no data
 
1530 MHz
Boost clock speed
1050 MHz
 
1785 MHz
Number of transistors
8,900 million
 
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
275 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
268.8
 
157.1
Floating-point performance
8,602 gflops
 
no data

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).

Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
191 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 
-

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
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
 
GDDR5
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
+
 
no data
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
1050 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
512 GB/s
 
192.1 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

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
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
+
 
-
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
no data
HDMI
+
 
+
DisplayPort support
+
 
-

Technologies

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

AppAcceleration
+
 
-
CrossFire
+
 
-
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
LiquidVR
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
TressFX
+
 
-
TrueAudio
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
DDMA audio
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.3
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
+
 
1.2.131
Mantle
+
 
-
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.

R9 FURY X 38.09
GTX 1660 43.76 +14.9%

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.

R9 FURY X 16710 +21.9%
GTX 1660 13708

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.

R9 FURY X 10109
GTX 1660 11614 +14.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 FURY X and GeForce GTX 1660. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
858 Mh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
33.4 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

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.

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

GTX 1660 satisfies 100% minimum and 98% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%

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

 
R9 FURY X
GTX 1660
1080p
 
no data
96
1440p
 
no data
59
4K
 
no data
35

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.

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