AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
52.53
 
63.81
Architecture
GCN 5.0
 
Turing
Code name
Vega 10
 
TU116
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
14 August 2017
 
29 October 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$399
 
$229
Price now
$316
 
$248

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3584
 
1408
Core clock speed
1138 MHz
 
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1471 MHz
 
1785 MHz
Transistor count
12,500 million
 
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
210 Watt
 
125 Watt
Texture fill rate
329.5
 
157.1
Floating-point performance
10,566 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super: 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
HBM2
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
409.6 GB/s
 
336.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super. 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

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 56 52.49 +4.9%
GTX 1660 Super 50.04

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX Vega 56 412820
GTX 1660 Super 471219 +14.1%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega 56 125359 +38.6%
GTX 1660 Super 90435

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 56 17098 +16.7%
GTX 1660 Super 14656

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega 56 20759 +33.9%
GTX 1660 Super 15498

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 56 29086 +36.3%
GTX 1660 Super 21347

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 56 54586
GTX 1660 Super 60318 +10.5%

Passmark

RX Vega 56 13324 +4.9%
GTX 1660 Super 12701

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
28.5 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 56 and GeForce GTX 1660 Super are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

4.9% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (2048 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (3584 vs 1408)
Higher memory bandwidth (409.6 vs 336 GB/s)
64 ROPs
224 TMUs

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super

Much newer (29 October 2019 vs 14 August 2017)
Cheaper ($229 vs $399)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (125 vs 210 watts)

So, RX Vega 56 or GTX 1660 Super?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super. The differences in performance seem too small.
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