AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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72.75
Architecture
Vega
 
Turing
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
TU116
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
26 October 2017
 
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
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$219
Price now
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$207

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 8 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 RX Vega 8 and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
1408
Core clock speed
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1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
 
1785 MHz
Transistor count
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6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
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120 Watt
Texture fill rate
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157.1

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 8 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
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PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
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229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 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
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GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
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6 GB
Memory bus width
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192 Bit
Memory clock speed
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8004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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192.1 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
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4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 8 2.36
GTX 1660 52.59 +2128.4%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX Vega 8 113147
GTX 1660 478810 +323.2%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega 8 14724
GTX 1660 79435 +439.5%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 8 2132
GTX 1660 12629 +492.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega 8 2319
GTX 1660 13847 +497.1%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 8 3535
GTX 1660 20696 +485.5%

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 8 10294
GTX 1660 57895 +462.4%

Passmark

RX Vega 8 1737
GTX 1660 11354 +553.7%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce GTX 1660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

2128.4% faster (about 22.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 26 October 2017)
More pipelines (1408 vs 512)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

So, RX Vega 8 or GTX 1660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660.
Be aware that Radeon RX Vega 8 is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 1660 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce GTX 1660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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