AMD Radeon R9 390
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti

AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
R9 390 GTX 660 Ti Difference
AMD Radeon R9 390 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Price $ 465.0 $ 299.0 166 (36%)
Year 2015 2012 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 78C 3 (4%)
Max Fan Noise 57.9dB 51.9dB 6 (10%)
Recommended Power Supply 625W 500W 125 (20%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99) Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz ($199.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 62.1 FPS 47.0 FPS 15.1 (24%)
Average 1440p Performance 45.1 FPS 33.0 FPS 12.1 (27%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 37.6 FPS 25.0 FPS 12.6 (34%)
Average 4K Performance 25.2 FPS 13.8 FPS 11.4 (45%)
Memory 8 GB 2 GB 6 (75%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.3 $ 6.4 1.1 (21%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.3 $ 9.1 1.8 (25%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.8 $ 12.0 3.2 (36%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 13.1 $ 21.7 8.6 (66%)
Variant AMD Radeon R9 390 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Overall Combination Score 66/100 53/100 13 (20%)
Our Verdict: For the most part, the GTX 660 Ti is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, the is an option for upgrade. The R9 390 is faster by 37% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 660 Ti .

AMD Radeon R9 390

The good news is, with the release of the R9 390X, the R9 390 's price is getting more discount. AMD ’s xx90 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 2.0 graphics card inside the R9 390, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The R9 390 is much more cheaper than the R9 290 as it costs $ 329. Compare this to the R9 290, AMD Radeon R9 290X, which came originally at a price of $ 399, $ 549. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 980 which costs $ 549. The R9 390 has 8 GB RAM compared to the R9 290 's 4 GB video memory.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Apex Legends, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2, Strange Brigade at 63 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 69 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti

The GTX 670 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Kepler set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 660 Ti is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 299. NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Kepler graphics card inside the GTX 660 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 660 Ti is much more expensive than the GTX 560 as it costs a whopping $ 299. Compare this to the GTX 560, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which came originally at a price of $ 199, $ 249. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the R9 270 which costs $ 179. Spec for spec, this GTX 660 Ti leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 560, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The GTX 660 Ti has 2 GB RAM compared to the GTX 560 's 1 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 660 Ti blows past the GTX 560, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti and, amazingly, even the GTX 570 as well.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 660 Ti consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 560, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti and it really justifies an upgrade. The GTX 670 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Kepler set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 660 Ti is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 299.

NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Kepler graphics card inside the GTX 660 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The GTX 660 Ti is much more expensive than the GTX 560 as it costs a whopping $ 299. Compare this to the GTX 560, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which came originally at a price of $ 199, $ 249. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the R9 270 which costs $ 179.

Spec for spec, this GTX 660 Ti leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 560, by boasting 2 % more fps. The GTX 660 Ti has 2 GB RAM compared to the GTX 560 's 1 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 660 Ti blows past the GTX 560, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti and, amazingly, even the GTX 570 as well. Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 660 Ti consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 560, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti and it really justifies an upgrade.

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AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
24
27.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
15
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
22
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
70.8
35
38.9
2019 Metro Exodus
28
31.5
15
17.3
2019 World War Z
52
58.2
28
32.0
2019 Gears of War 5
41
45.9
22
25.2
2019 F1 2019
51
57.6
28
31.6
2019 GreedFall
46
51.9
25
28.5
2019 Borderlands 3
32
36.5
18
20.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
63
70.1
34
38.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
24
27.0
13
14.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
38
42.4
20
23.3
2018 Just Cause 4
41
45.6
22
25.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
49.1
24
27.0
2018 Strange Brigade
66
74.0
36
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
56
63.1
31
34.6
2017 For Honor
75
84.1
41
46.2
2017 Project CARS 2
53
59.6
29
32.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
64
72.2
35
39.7
2016 Dishonored 2
39
43.5
21
23.9
2015 Rocket League
220
245.4
121
134.8
2015 Need For Speed
61
68.0
33
37.3
2015 Project CARS
58
65.2
32
35.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
107
119.2
58
65.4
2013 Crysis 3
55
61.9
31
35.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
151
168.2
83
92.4
2009 League of Legends
283
315.4
155
173.3

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AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
16
20.1
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
11
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
15
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
38
47.7
20
26.2
2019 Metro Exodus
19
24.5
10
13.5
2019 World War Z
34
42.5
18
23.4
2019 Gears of War 5
26
33.3
14
18.3
2019 F1 2019
32
40.8
17
22.4
2019 GreedFall
30
37.5
16
20.6
2019 Borderlands 3
20
25.6
11
14.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
40
50.5
22
27.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
17
22.1
9
12.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
26
33.3
14
18.3
2018 Just Cause 4
26
33.6
14
18.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27
34.3
15
18.9
2018 Strange Brigade
41
51.5
22
28.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
45.6
20
25.0
2017 For Honor
39
49.1
21
27.0
2017 Project CARS 2
33
42.1
18
23.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
52
65.2
28
35.8
2016 Dishonored 2
29
37.2
16
20.4
2015 Rocket League
84
105.1
46
57.7
2015 Need For Speed
42
52.6
23
28.9
2015 Project CARS
39
49.8
21
27.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
61
77.1
33
42.4
2013 Crysis 3
32
40.3
27
34.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
112
140.2
61
77.0
2009 League of Legends
140
175.3
76
96.2

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AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
40.1
13
17.2
2019 Anthem
20
26.6
8
11.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
37.8
12
16.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
28
38.1
15
20.9
2019 Metro Exodus
16
21.3
8
11.8
2019 World War Z
27
35.8
14
19.7
2019 Gears of War 5
22
29.1
12
16.0
2019 F1 2019
27
35.7
14
19.6
2019 GreedFall
21
28.3
11
15.6
2019 Borderlands 3
15
20.8
8
11.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
32
43.1
18
23.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
14
19.3
8
10.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
22
29.1
12
16.0
2018 Just Cause 4
20
27.3
11
15.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
27.2
11
14.9
2018 Strange Brigade
32
42.5
17
23.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31
41.2
17
22.6
2017 For Honor
29
39.4
16
21.7
2017 Project CARS 2
31
41.2
17
22.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
48
64.1
26
35.2
2016 Dishonored 2
27
35.6
14
19.6
2015 Rocket League
62
82.5
34
45.3
2015 Need For Speed
35
46.9
19
25.8
2015 Project CARS
34
45.4
18
24.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
45
60.4
25
33.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
108
142.5
59
78.3
2009 League of Legends
99
131.3
54
72.1

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AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
8
12.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
7
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
16
23.5
9
12.9
2019 Metro Exodus
10
15.4
5
8.5
2019 World War Z
17
24.4
9
13.4
2019 Gears of War 5
14
21.0
8
11.6
2019 F1 2019
18
25.9
9
14.2
2019 GreedFall
10
15.4
5
8.5
2019 Borderlands 3
9
13.3
5
7.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
21
30.1
11
16.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
9
14.0
5
7.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
14
21.0
8
11.6
2018 Just Cause 4
12
17.5
6
9.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
16.5
6
9.0
2018 Strange Brigade
19
28.0
10
15.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
31.5
12
17.3
2017 For Honor
17
24.5
9
13.5
2017 Project CARS 2
24
35.0
13
19.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
38
54.7
21
30.0
2016 Dishonored 2
20
29.4
11
16.2
2015 Rocket League
34
49.1
18
27.0
2015 Need For Speed
24
35.0
13
19.3
2015 Project CARS
24
35.0
13
19.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
25
35.8
13
19.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
88
126.2
48
69.3
2009 League of Legends
49
70.1
26
38.5
R9 390 vs GTX 660 Ti with i7-4790K vs i7-2700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon R9 390 / i7-4790K

At 1440p, R9 390 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the R9 390 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the R9 390 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the R9 390 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti / i7-2700K

For the most part, the GTX 660 Ti is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 660 Ti can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between GTX 660 Ti and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 660 Ti and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 660 Ti can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

R9 390 vs GTX 660 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

R9 390 GTX 660 Ti
Board NumberC679P2004
Length10.83 inches 275 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP275 W150 W

Clock Speeds

R9 390 GTX 660 Ti
GPU Clock1000 MHz915 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

R9 390 GTX 660 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPirate Islands (R9 300)GeForce 600
Launch Price329 USD299 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateJun 18th, 2015Aug 16th, 2012

Graphics Features

R9 390 GTX 660 Ti
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (11_0)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model65.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

R9 390 GTX 660 Ti
ArchitectureGCN 2.0Kepler
Die Size438 mm²294 mm²
GPU NameGrenadaGK104
GPU VariantGrenada PRO (215-0880030)GK104-300-KD-A2
Process Size28 nm28 nm
Transistors6,200 million3,540 million

Memory

R9 390 GTX 660 Ti
Bandwidth384.0 GB/s144.2 GB/s
Memory Bus512 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

R9 390 GTX 660 Ti
ROPs6424
Shading Units25601344
TMUs160112

Theoretical Performance

R9 390 GTX 660 Ti
FP32 (float) performance5,120 GFLOPS2,634 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance640.0 GFLOPS (1:8)109.8 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate64.00 GPixel/s27.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate160.0 GTexel/s109.8 GTexel/s

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