AMD Radeon RX 590
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
RX 590 GTX 1660 Ti Difference
AMD Radeon RX 590 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Price $ 214.0 $ 279.0 65 (30%)
Year 2018 2019 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C 61C 21 (26%)
Max Fan Noise 42.5dB 45.6dB 3.1 (7%)
Recommended Power Supply 575W 500W 75 (13%)
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 86.9 FPS 102.4 FPS 15.5 (18%)
Average 1440p Performance 61.5 FPS 75.0 FPS 13.5 (22%)
Average 4K Performance 35.4 FPS 44.1 FPS 8.7 (25%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.2 $ 2.7 0.5 (16%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.5 $ 3.7 0.8 (18%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.9 $ 6.3 1.6 (20%)
Overall Combination Score 87/100 84/100 3 (3%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 590 to GTX 1660 Ti 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.

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
72
81.0
92
102.6
2019 Anthem
46
52.2
59
66.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
68
76.5
87
96.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
83
92.4
106
118.5
2019 Metro Exodus
37
41.2
47
52.8
2019 World War Z
91
102.0
88
98.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
100
112.1
108
120.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
43.5
45
50.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
61
68.2
76
84.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
64
71.9
71
79.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
67
75.5
89
99.8
2018 Fallout 76
90
101.1
119
133.0
2018 Hitman 2
71
79.2
93
103.6
2018 Just Cause 4
53
59.5
68
76.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57
64.0
73
82.2
2018 Battlefield V
93
103.5
94
105.4
2017 Dawn of War III
99
110.0
90
100.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
64
71.7
71
79.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
56
63.3
65
73.1
2017 Destiny 2
98
109.6
126
140.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
50
56.0
72
80.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
68
75.9
89
99.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74
82.4
94
105.5
2017 For Honor
98
109.8
126
140.8
2017 Project CARS 2
70
77.8
89
99.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
84
94.2
108
120.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
66
74.3
58
65.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55
61.4
75
83.4
2016 Doom
133
148.7
144
160.6
2016 F1 2016
89
99.9
91
101.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
76
85.1
88
98.3
2016 Battlefield 1
110
123.0
110
123.1
2016 Overwatch
105
117.7
139
154.9
2016 Dishonored 2
51
56.7
65
72.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
59
66.4
85
95.1
2015 Rocket League
288
320.3
369
410.6
2015 Need For Speed
79
88.8
102
113.8
2015 Project CARS
76
85.1
98
109.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
140
155.6
181
201.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
197
219.6
253
281.6
2009 League of Legends
370
411.8
475
528.0

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48
60.3
61
76.4
2019 Anthem
33
41.4
41
52.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
47
59.4
60
75.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
49
62.2
63
79.8
2019 Metro Exodus
25
32.0
32
41.0
2019 World War Z
59
74.5
57
71.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
56
70.6
56
70.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
29
36.5
31
39.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
38
48.7
47
58.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
37
46.3
42
53.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
50
63.3
67
84.5
2018 Fallout 76
56
70.6
70
88.3
2018 Hitman 2
40
51.2
54
67.5
2018 Just Cause 4
35
43.9
45
56.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
35
44.8
46
57.5
2018 Battlefield V
62
77.9
67
84.5
2017 Dawn of War III
55
69.4
60
75.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
42
53.2
47
59.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36
45.1
46
57.9
2017 Destiny 2
75
93.8
96
120.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
34
42.6
49
61.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39
49.4
52
65.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47
59.5
61
76.3
2017 For Honor
51
64.0
65
82.2
2017 Project CARS 2
43
54.9
56
70.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
68
85.1
87
109.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
38
47.5
36
45.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
45
56.5
55
69.1
2016 Doom
82
103.5
91
114.3
2016 F1 2016
62
78.1
65
81.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55
69.4
59
73.8
2016 Battlefield 1
62
77.8
73
92.1
2016 Overwatch
64
81.0
85
107.1
2016 Dishonored 2
38
48.5
49
62.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37
46.3
54
67.5
2015 Rocket League
109
137.3
140
176.0
2015 Need For Speed
54
68.6
70
88.0
2015 Project CARS
52
65.0
66
83.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
80
100.7
104
130.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
146
183.0
187
234.6
2009 League of Legends
183
228.8
234
293.3

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
25
36.0
31
45.6
2019 Anthem
15
22.5
19
28.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
31.5
27
39.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
21
30.7
27
39.3
2019 Metro Exodus
14
20.1
18
25.8
2019 World War Z
29
42.8
28
41.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
35.3
21
31.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
21.9
19
28.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
20
29.2
23
34.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
17
25.6
19
27.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29
42.6
38
55.1
2018 Fallout 76
27
39.0
33
48.4
2018 Hitman 2
21
30.4
27
39.9
2018 Just Cause 4
16
22.9
20
29.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
21.5
19
27.5
2018 Battlefield V
28
41.4
31
45.6
2017 Dawn of War III
24
34.3
28
40.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
21
30.1
24
35.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
20
29.2
25
37.0
2017 Destiny 2
32
46.3
42
60.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
17
24.4
24
35.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
18
26.4
24
35.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
28
41.2
36
52.8
2017 For Honor
22
32.0
28
41.0
2017 Project CARS 2
32
45.8
41
58.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
49
71.4
64
91.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
14
20.7
17
25.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
28
40.2
37
54.1
2016 Doom
35
51.0
42
60.7
2016 F1 2016
31
45.6
37
53.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
22
31.7
29
41.8
2016 Battlefield 1
29
41.9
35
50.6
2016 Overwatch
29
41.8
38
55.2
2016 Dishonored 2
26
38.4
34
49.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
15
21.9
22
32.6
2015 Rocket League
44
64.0
57
82.1
2015 Need For Speed
32
45.8
41
58.6
2015 Project CARS
32
45.8
41
58.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
32
46.7
42
60.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
115
164.7
147
211.2
2009 League of Legends
64
91.5
82
117.3
RX 590 vs GTX 1660 Ti with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 590 vs GTX 1660 Ti with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 590 vs GTX 1660 Ti with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

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 Ti / i7-8700K

It is clear that the GTX 1660 Ti 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 Ti against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1660 Ti '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 Ti '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 590 vs GTX 1660 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 590 GTX 1660 Ti
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP225 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 590 GTX 1660 Ti
Boost Clock1545 MHz1770 MHz
GPU Clock1469 MHz1500 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective1500 MHz 12000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 590 GTX 1660 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 1600
ProductionActiveReleased
Release DateNov 15th, 2018Feb 22, 2019

Graphics Features

RX 590 GTX 1660 Ti
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.2
Vulkan1.1.821.1.96

Graphics Processor

RX 590 GTX 1660 Ti
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Turing
Die Size244 mm²284 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 30TU116
Process Size12 nm12 nm
Transistors5,700 million6,600 million

Memory

RX 590 GTX 1660 Ti
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s288.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR6

Render Config

RX 590 GTX 1660 Ti
ROPs3248
Shading Units23041536
TMUs14496

Theoretical Performance

RX 590 GTX 1660 Ti
FP16 (half) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)10,875 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)5,437 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)169.9 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate49.44 GPixel/s84.96 GPixel/s
Texture Rate222.5 GTexel/s169.9 GTexel/s

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