AMD Radeon R9 Nano vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 Nano and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.32
 
2.98
Architecture
GCN 1.2
 
Turing
Code name
Fiji
 
Turing TU116
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
no data
Release date
10 September 2015
 
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
$219
Price now
$692
 
$547

Technical specs

Radeon R9 Nano 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 R9 Nano and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
1408
Compute units
64
 
no data
Core clock speed
no data
 
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
1785 MHz
Transistor count
8,900 million
 
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
256.0
 
157.1
Floating-point performance
8,192 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 Nano 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
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
500 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
512 GB/s
 
192.1 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 Nano and GeForce GTX 1660. 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 HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
+
 
-
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
no data
HDMI
+
 
+
DisplayPort support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 Nano and GeForce GTX 1660. 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 Radeon R9 Nano and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
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 benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 Nano and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 Nano 43.73
GTX 1660 44.40 +1.5%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

R9 Nano 402499
GTX 1660 477626 +18.7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 Nano 81374 +2.4%
GTX 1660 79435

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 Nano 12081
GTX 1660 12629 +4.5%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 Nano 14362 +3.7%
GTX 1660 13847

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 Nano 17282
GTX 1660 20696 +19.8%

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 Nano 43546
GTX 1660 57895 +33%

Mining hashrates

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

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 Nano

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

1.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 10 September 2015)
Cheaper ($547.00 USD vs $692.00 USD)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (120 vs 175 watts)

So, R9 Nano or GTX 1660?

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