AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
RX 5600 XT GTX 1660 SUPER Difference
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Price $ 279.0 $ 229.0 50 (18%)
Year 2020 2019 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 70C 61C 9 (13%)
Max Fan Noise 40dB 45.6dB 5.6 (14%)
Recommended Power Supply 480W 470W 10 (2%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
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 105.8 FPS 91.0 FPS 14.8 (14%)
Average 1440p Performance 78.6 FPS 67.2 FPS 11.4 (15%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 67.1 FPS 57.5 FPS 9.6 (14%)
Average 4K Performance 46.8 FPS 40.3 FPS 6.5 (14%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.6 $ 2.5 0.1 (4%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6 $ 3.4 0.2 (6%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.2 $ 4.0 0.2 (5%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.0 $ 5.7 0.3 (5%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Overall Combination Score 87/100 89/100 2 (2%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1660 SUPER to RX 5600 XT is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

The RX 5700 might be the high-end flagship of the latest RDNA 1.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 5600 XT is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 279. AMD ’s xx00 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the RDNA 1.0 graphics card inside the RX 5600 XT, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 5600 XT consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 590, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 62 fps to 82 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 72 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Just Cause 4, Godfall, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter: World, Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 61 fps to 64 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Valorant at 149 fps to 149 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 149 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER

The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1660 Ti, the GTX 1660 SUPER 's price is getting more discount. 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 Turing graphics card inside the GTX 1660 SUPER, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1660 SUPER consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1060 6GB, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Just Cause 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 62 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 70 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Hitman 2, World War Z, Death Stranding, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at 61 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Valorant at 133 fps to 133 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 133 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
42
47.6
38
42.8
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
27
31.1
25
27.9
2020 Valorant
188
208.9
168
187.5
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
73
81.9
66
73.5
2020 Death Stranding
85
94.6
76
84.9
2020 Marvel's Avengers
55
61.6
49
55.3
2020 Godfall
82
92.1
74
82.7
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
42
47.6
38
42.8
2019 Apex Legends
105
117.0
86
96.0
2019 Anthem
63
71.0
55
62.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
92
103.0
81
91.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
116
129.0
99
111.0
2019 Metro Exodus
52
58.0
45
50.0
2019 World War Z
129
144.0
79
88.0
2019 Gears of War 5
74
83.0
67
75.0
2019 F1 2019
93
104.0
84
94.0
2019 GreedFall
84
94.0
76
85.0
2019 Borderlands 3
59
66.0
53
59.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
114
127.0
102
114.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
44
49.0
39
43.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
69
77.0
62
69.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
131
146.0
101
113.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
54
60.0
42
47.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
76
85.0
71
79.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
86
96.0
67
75.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
89
99.0
84
94.0
2018 Fallout 76
126
141.0
112
125.0
2018 Hitman 2
98
109.0
87
97.0
2018 Just Cause 4
74
83.0
64
72.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
80
89.0
69
77.0
2018 Strange Brigade
120
134.0
108
121.0
2018 Battlefield V
121
135.0
89
99.0
2017 Dawn of War III
115
128.0
84
94.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
71
79.0
67
75.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
62
69.0
62
69.0
2017 Destiny 2
126
140.0
118
132.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
69
77.0
68
76.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
89
99.0
84
94.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
103
115.0
89
99.0
2017 For Honor
137
153.0
118
132.0
2017 Project CARS 2
98
109.0
84
94.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
118
132.0
102
114.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
83
93.0
54
61.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
79
88.0
70
78.0
2016 Doom
180
200.0
135
151.0
2016 F1 2016
108
121.0
85
95.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
99
110.0
82
92.0
2016 Battlefield 1
139
155.0
104
116.0
2016 Overwatch
137
153.0
131
146.0
2016 Dishonored 2
71
79.0
61
68.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
80
89.0
80
89.0
2015 Rocket League
403
448.0
347
386.0
2015 Need For Speed
111
124.0
96
107.0
2015 Project CARS
107
119.0
92
103.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
195
217.0
174
194.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
276
307.0
238
265.0
2009 League of Legends
517
575.0
446
496.0

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
33
41.3
29
37.1
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
21
27.3
19
24.5
2020 Valorant
136
170.8
122
153.3
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
51
64.1
46
57.6
2020 Death Stranding
58
73.4
52
65.9
2020 Marvel's Avengers
35
43.8
31
39.3
2020 Godfall
49
61.6
44
55.3
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
35
44.5
31
39.9
2019 Apex Legends
70
88.0
57
72.0
2019 Anthem
44
56.0
39
49.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
64
80.0
56
71.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
69
87.0
60
75.0
2019 Metro Exodus
36
45.0
31
39.0
2019 World War Z
84
105.0
51
64.0
2019 Gears of War 5
48
60.0
43
54.0
2019 F1 2019
59
74.0
52
66.0
2019 GreedFall
54
68.0
48
61.0
2019 Borderlands 3
36
46.0
33
42.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
72
91.0
65
82.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
32
40.0
28
35.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
48
60.0
43
54.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
75
94.0
52
66.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
37
47.0
30
38.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
49
62.0
44
55.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
51
64.0
40
50.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
66
83.0
63
79.0
2018 Fallout 76
80
100.0
66
83.0
2018 Hitman 2
56
71.0
50
63.0
2018 Just Cause 4
48
61.0
42
53.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
50
63.0
43
54.0
2018 Strange Brigade
74
93.0
67
84.0
2018 Battlefield V
82
103.0
63
79.0
2017 Dawn of War III
76
95.0
56
71.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
52
66.0
44
56.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
46
58.0
43
54.0
2017 Destiny 2
96
120.0
90
113.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
47
59.0
46
58.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
51
64.0
48
61.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
83.0
57
72.0
2017 For Honor
71
89.0
61
77.0
2017 Project CARS 2
61
77.0
52
66.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
95
119.0
82
103.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
48
61.0
34
43.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
60
75.0
52
65.0
2016 Doom
116
145.0
85
107.0
2016 F1 2016
83
104.0
61
77.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
68
86.0
55
69.0
2016 Battlefield 1
88
111.0
69
87.0
2016 Overwatch
84
105.0
80
101.0
2016 Dishonored 2
53
67.0
47
59.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50
63.0
50
63.0
2015 Rocket League
153
192.0
132
165.0
2015 Need For Speed
76
96.0
66
83.0
2015 Project CARS
72
91.0
62
78.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
112
141.0
100
126.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
204
255.0
176
221.0
2009 League of Legends
256
320.0
220
276.0

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
55
73.0
46
61.5
2019 Anthem
34
46.0
30
40.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
50
66.0
44
58.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
53
70.0
45
59.9
2019 Metro Exodus
29
39.0
25
33.7
2019 World War Z
66
88.0
41
54.0
2019 Gears of War 5
40
53.0
35
47.1
2019 F1 2019
48
64.0
43
57.8
2019 GreedFall
38
51.0
34
46.0
2019 Borderlands 3
28
38.0
25
34.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
59
78.0
53
70.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
26
35.0
23
31.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
40
53.0
35
47.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
55
73.0
38
50.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31
42.0
26
34.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
39
52.0
35
46.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
39
52.0
30
40.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
56
74.0
53
70.1
2018 Fallout 76
63
83.0
52
69.0
2018 Hitman 2
45
60.0
41
54.0
2018 Just Cause 4
38
50.0
32
43.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
38
50.0
32
42.8
2018 Strange Brigade
58
77.0
52
69.5
2018 Battlefield V
64
85.0
49
65.3
2017 Dawn of War III
59
78.0
44
58.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
43
57.0
36
47.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
38
51.0
36
47.6
2017 Destiny 2
72
96.0
69
90.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
38
50.0
37
48.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40
53.0
38
50.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
57
75.0
49
65.3
2017 For Honor
54
72.0
47
62.1
2017 Project CARS 2
57
75.0
49
64.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
88
117.0
76
101.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
37
49.0
26
35.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
54
72.0
47
62.1
2016 Doom
88
117.0
66
87.7
2016 F1 2016
69
91.0
51
67.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
53
71.0
43
57.8
2016 Battlefield 1
69
91.0
54
72.2
2016 Overwatch
65
86.0
62
81.9
2016 Dishonored 2
49
65.0
42
56.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
38
50.0
38
50.3
2015 Rocket League
114
151.0
98
129.5
2015 Need For Speed
65
86.0
56
73.8
2015 Project CARS
63
83.0
54
71.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
83
110.0
74
98.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
197
260.0
170
224.2
2009 League of Legends
182
240.0
156
206.5

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
19
27.9
17
25.1
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
15
21.6
13
19.4
2020 Valorant
104
148.6
93
133.4
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
24
34.3
21
30.8
2020 Death Stranding
31
44.6
28
40.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
16
23.0
14
20.6
2020 Godfall
20
29.3
18
26.3
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
20
29.2
18
26.2
2019 Apex Legends
33
48.0
30
43.0
2019 Anthem
21
31.0
18
27.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
30
43.0
26
38.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
43.0
25
37.0
2019 Metro Exodus
19
28.0
16
24.0
2019 World War Z
42
60.0
25
37.0
2019 Gears of War 5
26
38.0
23
34.0
2019 F1 2019
32
47.0
29
42.0
2019 GreedFall
19
28.0
17
25.0
2019 Borderlands 3
16
24.0
15
22.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
37
54.0
34
49.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
17
25.0
15
22.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
26
38.0
23
34.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30
43.0
20
29.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
22
32.0
18
27.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
25
36.0
22
32.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
34.0
18
26.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
56.0
36
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
38
55.0
32
46.0
2018 Hitman 2
29
42.0
26
38.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22
32.0
19
28.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
30.0
18
26.0
2018 Strange Brigade
35
51.0
32
46.0
2018 Battlefield V
39
56.0
30
43.0
2017 Dawn of War III
35
51.0
26
38.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
28
41.0
23
33.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
25
37.0
24
35.0
2017 Destiny 2
42
60.0
39
57.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
34.0
23
33.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
35.0
23
33.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
40
58.0
35
50.0
2017 For Honor
31
45.0
27
39.0
2017 Project CARS 2
44
64.0
38
55.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
70
100.0
60
86.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
21
31.0
16
23.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
41
59.0
35
51.0
2016 Doom
52
75.0
39
57.0
2016 F1 2016
46
66.0
35
50.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
32
46.0
27
39.0
2016 Battlefield 1
42
60.0
33
48.0
2016 Overwatch
38
55.0
36
52.0
2016 Dishonored 2
37
53.0
32
46.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
32.0
21
31.0
2015 Rocket League
62
90.0
53
77.0
2015 Need For Speed
44
64.0
38
55.0
2015 Project CARS
44
64.0
38
55.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
45
65.0
40
58.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
161
230.0
138
198.0
2009 League of Legends
89
128.0
77
110.0
RX 5600 XT vs GTX 1660 SUPER with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 5600 XT vs GTX 1660 SUPER with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 5600 XT vs GTX 1660 SUPER with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT / i7-8700K

It is clear that the RX 5600 XT 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 5600 XT against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 5600 XT 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2020 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER / i7-8700K

It is clear that the GTX 1660 SUPER 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 SUPER against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1660 SUPER '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 SUPER 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2019 .

RX 5600 XT vs GTX 1660 SUPER Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 5600 XT GTX 1660 SUPER
Board Number-PG161 SKU 26
Length10.5 inches 267 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W125 W

Clock Speeds

RX 5600 XT GTX 1660 SUPER
Boost Clock1560 MHz1785 MHz
GPU Clock1375 MHz1530 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 12000 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 5600 XT GTX 1660 SUPER
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationNaviGeForce 16
Launch Price279 USD229 USD
ProductionUnreleasedActive
Release DateJan 21st, 2020Oct 29th, 2019

Graphics Features

RX 5600 XT GTX 1660 SUPER
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.46.4
Vulkan1.1.1251.1.124

Graphics Processor

RX 5600 XT GTX 1660 SUPER
ArchitectureRDNA 1.0Turing
Die Size251 mm²284 mm²
GPU NameNavi 10TU116
GPU VariantNavi 10TU116-300-A1
Process Size7 nm12 nm
Transistors10,300 million6,600 million

Memory

RX 5600 XT GTX 1660 SUPER
Bandwidth288.0 GB/s336.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit192 bit
Memory Size6144 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

RX 5600 XT GTX 1660 SUPER
ROPs6448
Shading Units23041408
TMUs14488

Theoretical Performance

RX 5600 XT GTX 1660 SUPER
FP16 (half) performance14.38 TFLOPS (2:1)10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance7.188 TFLOPS 5,027 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance449.3 GFLOPS (1:16)157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate99.84 GPixel/s 85.68 GPixel/s
Texture Rate224.6 GTexel/s 157.1 GTexel/s

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