Compare RX 590 vs GTX 1660 vs GTX 980 Ti Benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 590NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 214.0$ 220.0$ 619.0
Year 201820192015
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C61C83C
Max Fan Noise 42.5dB45.6dB53dB
Recommended Power Supply 575W470W600W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS+0.0 FPS+0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality SettingsUltra Quality SettingsUltra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 86.9 FPS90.1 FPS92.7 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 61.5 FPS66.0 FPS67.5 FPS
Average 4K Performance 35.4 FPS38.8 FPS39.6 FPS
Memory 8 GB6 GB6 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.2$ 2.4$ 7.0
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.5$ 3.3$ 9.6
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.9$ 5.7$ 16.4
Overall Combination Score 87/10089/10064/100

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
81.0
90.3
81.0
2019 Anthem
52.2
58.2
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
76.5
85.3
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
92.4
104.2
94.7
2019 Metro Exodus
41.2
46.5
42.2
2019 World War Z
102.0
78.0
94.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
112.1
106.2
99.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
43.5
44.3
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68.2
74.4
68.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
71.9
70.2
66.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
75.5
87.8
94.0
2018 Fallout 76
101.1
117.0
115.0
2018 Hitman 2
79.2
91.1
90.0
2018 Just Cause 4
59.5
67.1
61.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64.0
72.3
65.7
2018 Battlefield V
103.5
92.8
94.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
63.3
64.4
58.0
2017 Destiny 2
109.6
123.7
111.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
56.0
71.1
68.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
75.9
87.8
94.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
82.4
92.9
84.4
2017 For Honor
109.8
123.9
112.6
2017 Project CARS 2
77.8
87.8
79.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
94.2
106.3
96.6
2016 Overwatch
117.7
136.4
146.3
2016 Dishonored 2
56.7
64.0
58.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
66.4
83.7
80.0
2015 Total War: Attila
0
0
64.8
2015 Rocket League
320.3
361.4
328.3
2015 Need For Speed
88.8
100.2
91.0
2015 Project CARS
85.1
96.1
87.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
155.6
187.0
159.5
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
0
0
154.6
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
0
0
111.6
2014 Far Cry 4
0
0
92.0
2014 GRID Autosport
0
0
140.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
0
0
120.1
2014 The Talos Principle
0
0
128.3
2013 Crysis 3
99.9
0
125.5
2013 Battlefield 4
89.8
0
119.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
219.6
247.8
225.1
2009 League of Legends
411.8
464.6
422.1

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
60.3
67.2
60.3
2019 Anthem
41.4
46.1
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59.4
66.2
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
62.2
70.2
63.8
2019 Metro Exodus
32.0
36.1
32.8
2019 World War Z
74.5
56.9
68.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
70.6
61.9
58.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
36.5
35.1
32.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48.7
51.8
48.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46.3
46.8
45.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63.3
74.4
79.0
2018 Fallout 76
70.6
77.7
76.0
2018 Hitman 2
51.2
59.4
59.0
2018 Just Cause 4
43.9
49.6
45.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44.8
50.6
46.0
2018 Battlefield V
77.9
74.4
75.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45.1
51.0
46.0
2017 Destiny 2
93.8
106.2
95.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
42.6
54.3
52.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49.4
57.3
61.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59.5
67.1
61.0
2017 For Honor
64.0
72.3
65.7
2017 Project CARS 2
54.9
61.9
56.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85.1
96.1
87.2
2016 Overwatch
81.0
94.2
100.8
2016 Dishonored 2
48.5
54.8
49.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46.3
59.4
55.9
2015 Total War: Attila
0
0
46.3
2015 Rocket League
137.3
154.9
140.7
2015 Need For Speed
68.6
77.4
70.4
2015 Project CARS
65.0
73.3
66.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
100.7
121.0
103.2
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
0
0
115.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
0
0
77.9
2014 Far Cry 4
0
0
73.4
2014 GRID Autosport
0
0
119.3
2014 Shadow of Mordor
0
0
85.4
2014 The Talos Principle
0
0
94.5
2013 Crysis 3
46.4
0
83.2
2013 Battlefield 4
58.5
0
77.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183.0
206.5
187.6
2009 League of Legends
228.8
258.1
234.5

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36.0
40.1
36.0
2019 Anthem
22.5
25.1
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31.5
35.1
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
30.7
34.6
31.4
2019 Metro Exodus
20.1
22.7
20.6
2019 World War Z
42.8
32.8
39.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35.3
27.6
36.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21.9
25.1
22.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29.2
30.1
28.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
25.6
24.2
23.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
42.6
48.5
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
39.0
42.6
42.0
2018 Hitman 2
30.4
35.1
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22.9
25.8
23.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21.5
24.2
22.0
2018 Battlefield V
41.4
40.1
41.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29.2
32.6
29.0
2017 Destiny 2
46.3
53.5
47.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24.4
30.9
30.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26.4
31.0
32.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41.2
46.5
42.2
2017 For Honor
32.0
36.1
32.8
2017 Project CARS 2
45.8
51.6
46.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71.4
80.5
73.2
2016 Overwatch
41.8
48.6
51.8
2016 Dishonored 2
38.4
43.4
39.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21.9
28.7
27.8
2015 Total War: Attila
0
0
23.0
2015 Rocket League
64.0
72.3
65.7
2015 Need For Speed
45.8
51.6
46.9
2015 Project CARS
45.8
51.6
46.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
46.7
56.1
47.8
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
0
0
70.5
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
0
0
40.7
2014 Far Cry 4
0
0
40.6
2014 GRID Autosport
0
0
70.6
2014 Shadow of Mordor
0
0
47.9
2014 The Talos Principle
0
0
52.5
2013 Crysis 3
0
0
40.9
2013 Battlefield 4
0
0
56.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
164.7
185.8
168.8
2009 League of Legends
91.5
103.2
93.8
RX 590 vs GTX 1660 vs GTX 980 Ti at 1080p performance

AMD Radeon RX 590 / i7-8700K

It is clear that the RX 590 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 590 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. It is worth noting that the RX 590 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 590 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 / i7-8700K

It is clear that the GTX 1660 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1660 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1660 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1660 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti / i7-4790K

It is worth noting that the GTX 980 Ti is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 980 Ti 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like GTX 980 Ti requires careful thought.

Board Design

RX 590GTX 1660GTX 980 Ti
Board Number C944-41PG165 SKU 0PG600 SKU 30
Length 9.5 inches 241 mm9 inches 229 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs 1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors 1x 8-pin1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot Width Dual-slotDual-slotDual-slot
TDP 225 W120 W250 W

Clock Speeds

RX 590GTX 1660GTX 980 Ti
Boost Clock 1545 MHz1785 MHz1076 MHz
GPU Clock 1469 MHz1530 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock 2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2001 MHz 8004 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 590GTX 1660GTX 980 Ti
Bus Interface PCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Generation Polaris (RX 500)GeForce 16GeForce 900
Launch Price 279 USD219 USD649 USD
Production ActiveActiveActive
Release Date Nov 15th, 2018Mar 14th, 2019Jun 2nd, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 590GTX 1660GTX 980 Ti
DirectX 12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL 21.21.2
OpenGL 4.54.64.6
Shader Model 66.26.1
Vulkan 1.1.821.1.961.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 590GTX 1660GTX 980 Ti
Architecture GCN 4.0TuringMaxwell 2.0
Die Size 244 mm²284 mm²601 mm²
GPU Name Polaris 30TU116GM200
GPU Variant Polaris 30 XT (215-0922006)TU116-300-A1 GM200-310-A1
Process Size 12 nm12 nm28 nm
Transistors 5,700 million6,600 million8,000 million

Memory

RX 590GTX 1660GTX 980 Ti
Bandwidth 256.0 GB/s192.1 GB/s 336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus 256 bit192 bit 384 bit
Memory Size 8192 MB6144 MB6144 MB
Memory Type GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 590GTX 1660GTX 980 Ti
Compute Units 36
ROPs 324896
Shading Units 230414082816
TMUs 14488176

Theoretical Performance

RX 590GTX 1660GTX 980 Ti
FP16 (half) performance 7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance 7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)5,027 GFLOPS 6,060 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)189.4 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate 49.44 GPixel/s85.68 GPixel/s103.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate 222.5 GTexel/s157.1 GTexel/s 189.4 GTexel/s

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