AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
RX 580 GTX 1660 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Price $ 151.0 $ 220.0 69 (46%)
Year 2017 2019 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 61C 14 (19%)
Max Fan Noise 45.7dB 45.6dB 0.1 (0%)
Recommended Power Supply 535W 470W 65 (12%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) 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 74.3 FPS 88.3 FPS 14 (19%)
Average 1440p Performance 52.7 FPS 64.6 FPS 11.9 (23%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 44.2 FPS 54.8 FPS 10.6 (24%)
Average 4K Performance 30.0 FPS 37.8 FPS 7.8 (26%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.1 $ 2.5 0.6 (19%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 3.4 1 (23%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2 $ 4.0 1.2 (23%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.6 $ 5.8 1.8 (24%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Overall Combination Score 80/100 89/100 9 (11%)
Our Verdict: At 1440p, RX 580 can hit 50-60 frames per second on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Whereas GTX 1660 can hit 50-60 frames per second at maximum settings. Upgrading from RX 580 to GTX 1660 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 580

AMD ’s xx80 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 GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 580, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The RX 580 is much more cheaper than the RX 480 as it costs $ 229. Compare this to the RX 480, which came originally at a price of $ 400. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 1060 6GB which costs $ 254.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 580 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 480, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Final Fantasy XV, Apex Legends, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4 at 62 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Fallout 76, World War Z, Battlefield V at 64 fps to 70 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1660 Ti, the GTX 1660 '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, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1660 is much more cheaper than the GTX 1060 6GB as it costs $ 220. Compare this to the GTX 1060 6GB, which came originally at a price of $ 254. Meanwhile, the closest equivalent card is the which costs. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1660 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 Need For Speed: Heat, Just Cause 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War 5, Monster Hunter: World at 67 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 70 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, F1 2019, Far Cry New Dawn, Apex Legends, Resident Evil 2 at 62 fps to 70 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
81
90.3
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
52
58.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
76
85.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
72
80.5
93
104.2
2019 Metro Exodus
32
35.9
41
46.5
2019 World War Z
81
91.0
70
78.0
2019 Gears of War 5
46
52.2
64
72.0
2019 F1 2019
58
65.5
81
90.4
2019 GreedFall
53
59.0
73
81.4
2019 Borderlands 3
37
41.4
51
57.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
71
79.7
99
110.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
27
30.7
38
42.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
48.2
59
66.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
91
101.2
95
106.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35
39.3
39
44.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55
61.6
66
74.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
58
64.9
63
70.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
61
68.2
79
87.8
2018 Fallout 76
82
91.3
105
117.0
2018 Hitman 2
64
71.5
81
91.1
2018 Just Cause 4
46
51.8
60
67.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
50
55.8
65
72.3
2018 Strange Brigade
75
84.1
104
116.1
2018 Battlefield V
84
93.5
83
92.8
2017 Dawn of War III
89
99.3
79
88.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
58
64.8
62
69.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
57.2
57
64.4
2017 Destiny 2
89
99.0
111
123.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
45
50.6
63
71.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
61
68.5
79
87.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
64
71.7
83
92.9
2017 For Honor
86
95.6
111
123.9
2017 Project CARS 2
60
67.7
79
87.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
73
82.1
95
106.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
60
67.1
51
57.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
49
55.4
66
73.4
2016 Doom
120
134.3
127
141.4
2016 F1 2016
81
90.2
80
89.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
69
76.9
77
86.5
2016 Battlefield 1
99
111.1
97
108.3
2016 Overwatch
95
106.3
122
136.4
2016 Dishonored 2
44
49.4
57
64.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
54
60.0
75
83.7
2015 Rocket League
251
279.0
325
361.4
2015 Need For Speed
69
77.3
90
100.2
2015 Project CARS
66
74.1
86
96.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
121
135.5
168
187.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
172
191.3
223
247.8
2009 League of Legends
322
358.6
418
464.6

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
53
67.2
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
36
46.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
52
66.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
43
54.2
56
70.2
2019 Metro Exodus
22
27.9
28
36.1
2019 World War Z
53
66.4
45
56.9
2019 Gears of War 5
30
37.9
41
52.2
2019 F1 2019
37
46.4
51
64.0
2019 GreedFall
34
42.6
47
58.8
2019 Borderlands 3
23
29.1
32
40.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
45
57.4
63
79.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
20
25.1
27
34.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
30
37.9
41
52.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
51
63.8
49
61.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
33.0
28
35.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35
44.0
41
51.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33
41.8
37
46.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
57.2
59
74.4
2018 Fallout 76
51
63.8
62
77.7
2018 Hitman 2
36
46.2
47
59.4
2018 Just Cause 4
30
38.3
39
49.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
39.1
40
50.6
2018 Strange Brigade
46
58.6
64
80.8
2018 Battlefield V
56
70.4
59
74.4
2017 Dawn of War III
50
62.7
53
66.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
38
48.1
41
52.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
40.7
40
51.0
2017 Destiny 2
67
84.7
84
106.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30
38.5
43
54.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35
44.7
45
57.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
51.8
53
67.1
2017 For Honor
44
55.8
57
72.3
2017 Project CARS 2
38
47.8
49
61.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
59
74.1
76
96.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
34
42.9
32
40.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
40
51.0
48
60.8
2016 Doom
74
93.5
80
100.6
2016 F1 2016
56
70.5
57
71.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
50
62.7
52
65.0
2016 Battlefield 1
56
70.3
64
81.0
2016 Overwatch
58
73.2
75
94.2
2016 Dishonored 2
33
42.2
43
54.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
41.8
47
59.4
2015 Rocket League
95
119.5
123
154.9
2015 Need For Speed
47
59.8
61
77.4
2015 Project CARS
45
56.6
58
73.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
70
87.7
96
121.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
159.4
165
206.5
2009 League of Legends
159
199.3
206
258.1

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
40.1
43
57.4
2019 Anthem
20
26.6
28
38.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
37.8
41
54.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
43.3
42
56.1
2019 Metro Exodus
18
24.3
23
31.5
2019 World War Z
42
56.0
36
48.0
2019 Gears of War 5
25
33.1
34
45.6
2019 F1 2019
30
40.6
42
56.0
2019 GreedFall
24
32.2
33
44.4
2019 Borderlands 3
17
23.6
24
32.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
37
49.1
51
67.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
21.9
23
30.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
25
33.1
34
45.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
38
51.2
36
47.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21
28.2
24
32.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
37.7
33
43.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
34.7
28
38.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
38
51.2
50
65.8
2018 Fallout 76
40
53.0
48
64.4
2018 Hitman 2
29
39.4
38
50.6
2018 Just Cause 4
23
31.1
30
40.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
23
30.9
30
40.0
2018 Strange Brigade
36
48.4
50
66.8
2018 Battlefield V
43
57.7
46
61.3
2017 Dawn of War III
38
50.1
41
54.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
40.3
33
44.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
27
35.9
33
44.7
2017 Destiny 2
51
67.7
64
85.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
32.4
34
45.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
27
36.7
35
47.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
35
46.9
46
60.8
2017 For Honor
34
44.8
44
58.0
2017 Project CARS 2
35
46.9
46
60.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55
72.9
71
94.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
25
33.0
25
33.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
35
46.7
44
58.0
2016 Doom
56
74.7
62
82.4
2016 F1 2016
45
59.7
48
63.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
48.8
41
54.5
2016 Battlefield 1
43
57.8
51
67.2
2016 Overwatch
45
59.3
58
76.4
2016 Dishonored 2
30
40.5
39
52.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
25
33.0
35
47.1
2015 Rocket League
71
93.8
92
121.6
2015 Need For Speed
40
53.3
52
69.0
2015 Project CARS
39
51.6
50
66.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
52
68.6
71
94.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
123
162.0
159
209.9
2009 League of Legends
113
149.2
146
193.3

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
28
40.1
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
17
25.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
24
35.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.7
24
34.6
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.5
15
22.7
2019 World War Z
26
38.2
22
32.8
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.9
23
33.0
2019 F1 2019
20
29.5
28
40.7
2019 GreedFall
12
17.5
16
24.2
2019 Borderlands 3
10
15.1
14
20.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
24
34.3
33
47.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
11
15.9
15
22.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
16
23.9
23
33.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
31.9
19
27.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
13
19.8
17
25.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
18
26.4
21
30.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
23.1
16
24.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
26
38.5
33
48.5
2018 Fallout 76
24
35.2
29
42.6
2018 Hitman 2
19
27.5
24
35.1
2018 Just Cause 4
13
19.9
18
25.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
18.7
16
24.2
2018 Strange Brigade
22
31.9
30
44.0
2018 Battlefield V
26
37.4
28
40.1
2017 Dawn of War III
21
31.0
24
35.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
19
27.2
21
30.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
26.4
22
32.6
2017 Destiny 2
29
41.8
37
53.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.0
21
30.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
16
23.9
21
31.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
35.9
32
46.5
2017 For Honor
19
27.9
25
36.1
2017 Project CARS 2
27
39.8
36
51.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
43
62.2
56
80.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
13
18.7
15
22.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25
36.3
33
47.6
2016 Doom
32
46.1
37
53.4
2016 F1 2016
28
41.1
32
46.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
20
28.6
25
36.8
2016 Battlefield 1
26
37.8
31
44.6
2016 Overwatch
26
37.7
34
48.6
2016 Dishonored 2
23
33.5
30
43.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
13
19.8
20
28.7
2015 Rocket League
39
55.8
50
72.3
2015 Need For Speed
27
39.8
36
51.6
2015 Project CARS
27
39.8
36
51.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
28
40.6
39
56.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
100
143.5
130
185.8
2009 League of Legends
55
79.7
72
103.2
RX 580 vs GTX 1660 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 580 / i7-7700K

At 1440p, RX 580 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 RX 580 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 580 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 580 '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.

RX 580 vs GTX 1660 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 580 GTX 1660
Board NumberC940, D009-04PG165 SKU 0
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP185 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 580 GTX 1660
Boost Clock1340 MHz1785 MHz
GPU Clock1257 MHz1530 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2001 MHz 8004 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 580 GTX 1660
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 16
Launch Price229 USD219 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Mar 14th, 2019

Graphics Features

RX 580 GTX 1660
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.2
Vulkan1.1.821.1.96

Graphics Processor

RX 580 GTX 1660
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Turing
Die Size244 mm²284 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20TU116
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)TU116-300-A1
Process Size14 nm12 nm
Transistors5,700 million6,600 million

Memory

RX 580 GTX 1660
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s192.1 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 580 GTX 1660
ROPs3248
Shading Units23041408
TMUs14488

Theoretical Performance

RX 580 GTX 1660
FP16 (half) performance6,175 GFLOPS (1:1)10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance6,175 GFLOPS5,027 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate42.88 GPixel/s85.68 GPixel/s
Texture Rate193.0 GTexel/s157.1 GTexel/s

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