AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
RX Vega 56 GTX 1660 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Price $ 269.0 $ 220.0 49 (18%)
Year 2017 2019 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 61C 14 (19%)
Max Fan Noise 55.2dB 45.6dB 9.6 (17%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 470W 90 (16%)
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 98.9 FPS 88.3 FPS 10.6 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 73.3 FPS 64.6 FPS 8.7 (12%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 62.2 FPS 54.8 FPS 7.4 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 42.9 FPS 37.8 FPS 5.1 (12%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 2.5 1.5 (37%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.4 $ 3.4 2 (37%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 4.0 2.4 (37%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.3 $ 5.8 3.5 (38%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Overall Combination Score 81/100 89/100 8 (10%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1660 to RX Vega 56 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 Vega 56

The RX Vega 64 might be the high-end flagship of the latest GCN 5.0 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 Vega 56 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. AMD ’s xx56 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 5.0 graphics card inside the RX Vega 56, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Final Fantasy XV, Just Cause 4 at 63 fps to 76 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4, Far Cry New Dawn, Resident Evil 2 at 65 fps to 80 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 73 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 Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
104
116.6
81
90.3
2019 Anthem
60
67.6
52
58.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
89
99.1
76
85.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
106
118.5
93
104.2
2019 Metro Exodus
47
52.8
41
46.5
2019 World War Z
111
124.0
70
78.0
2019 Gears of War 5
71
78.9
64
72.0
2019 F1 2019
89
99.1
81
90.4
2019 GreedFall
80
89.2
73
81.4
2019 Borderlands 3
56
62.7
51
57.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
108
120.5
99
110.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
41
46.4
38
42.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
65
72.9
59
66.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
116
129.2
95
106.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
50
56.2
39
44.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68
76.3
66
74.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
77
85.7
63
70.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
80
89.0
79
87.8
2018 Fallout 76
91
101.7
105
117.0
2018 Hitman 2
71
79.5
81
91.1
2018 Just Cause 4
68
76.3
60
67.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
73
82.1
65
72.3
2018 Strange Brigade
114
127.1
104
116.1
2018 Battlefield V
110
123.1
83
92.8
2017 Dawn of War III
90
100.9
79
88.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
61
68.4
62
69.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
57.2
57
64.4
2017 Destiny 2
113
126.2
111
123.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
63
71.0
63
71.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
80
89.0
79
87.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
94
105.5
83
92.9
2017 For Honor
126
140.7
111
123.9
2017 Project CARS 2
89
99.7
79
87.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
108
120.8
95
106.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
69
77.5
51
57.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
70
77.9
66
73.4
2016 Doom
162
180.3
127
141.4
2016 F1 2016
95
106.0
80
89.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
88
97.9
77
86.5
2016 Battlefield 1
120
133.5
97
108.3
2016 Overwatch
124
138.0
122
136.4
2016 Dishonored 2
65
72.7
57
64.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
75
83.6
75
83.7
2015 Rocket League
369
410.6
325
361.4
2015 Need For Speed
102
113.9
90
100.2
2015 Project CARS
98
109.1
86
96.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
184
204.8
168
187.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
253
281.7
223
247.8
2009 League of Legends
475
528.0
418
464.6

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
69
86.9
53
67.2
2019 Anthem
42
53.6
36
46.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
61
76.9
52
66.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
79.9
56
70.2
2019 Metro Exodus
32
41.0
28
36.1
2019 World War Z
72
90.5
45
56.9
2019 Gears of War 5
45
57.2
41
52.2
2019 F1 2019
56
70.1
51
64.0
2019 GreedFall
51
64.5
47
58.8
2019 Borderlands 3
35
44.0
32
40.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
69
86.8
63
79.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
30
38.0
27
34.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
45
57.2
41
52.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
81.5
49
61.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
36.1
28
35.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
43
54.2
41
51.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
45
57.2
37
46.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
60
75.1
59
74.4
2018 Fallout 76
69
86.9
62
77.7
2018 Hitman 2
41
51.9
47
59.4
2018 Just Cause 4
45
56.3
39
49.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
57.4
40
50.6
2018 Strange Brigade
70
88.6
64
80.8
2018 Battlefield V
72
91.1
59
74.4
2017 Dawn of War III
71
89.4
53
66.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
61.0
41
52.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
51.9
40
51.0
2017 Destiny 2
86
108.1
84
106.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
54.2
43
54.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
57.8
45
57.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
61
76.3
53
67.1
2017 For Honor
65
82.1
57
72.3
2017 Project CARS 2
56
70.3
49
61.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
87
109.1
76
96.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42
52.5
32
40.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
64.3
48
60.8
2016 Doom
99
124.9
80
100.6
2016 F1 2016
76
95.2
57
71.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
58
72.6
52
65.0
2016 Battlefield 1
80
100.3
64
81.0
2016 Overwatch
75
94.9
75
94.2
2016 Dishonored 2
49
62.1
43
54.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
58.0
47
59.4
2015 Rocket League
140
176.0
123
154.9
2015 Need For Speed
70
88.0
61
77.4
2015 Project CARS
66
83.3
58
73.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
106
132.6
96
121.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
187
234.7
165
206.5
2009 League of Legends
234
293.3
206
258.1

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
54
71.4
43
57.4
2019 Anthem
33
44.3
28
38.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
47
63.0
41
54.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
48
63.8
42
56.1
2019 Metro Exodus
27
35.8
23
31.5
2019 World War Z
57
76.3
36
48.0
2019 Gears of War 5
37
49.9
34
45.6
2019 F1 2019
46
61.4
42
56.0
2019 GreedFall
37
48.7
33
44.4
2019 Borderlands 3
27
35.8
24
32.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
56
74.2
51
67.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
33.2
23
30.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
37
49.9
34
45.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
47
62.3
36
47.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25
33.0
24
32.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34
46.0
33
43.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
35
46.5
28
38.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
50
66.8
50
65.8
2018 Fallout 76
54
72.0
48
64.4
2018 Hitman 2
33
44.2
38
50.6
2018 Just Cause 4
34
45.8
30
40.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
34
45.4
30
40.0
2018 Strange Brigade
55
73.2
50
66.8
2018 Battlefield V
57
75.4
46
61.3
2017 Dawn of War III
54
72.2
41
54.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
39
52.3
33
44.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
34
45.9
33
44.7
2017 Destiny 2
65
86.8
64
85.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
34
45.5
34
45.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
47.6
35
47.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
69.1
46
60.8
2017 For Honor
50
65.9
44
58.0
2017 Project CARS 2
52
69.0
46
60.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
81
107.3
71
94.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
42.8
25
33.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
48
63.9
44
58.0
2016 Doom
77
102.0
62
82.4
2016 F1 2016
63
83.0
48
63.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
46
61.0
41
54.5
2016 Battlefield 1
63
83.9
51
67.2
2016 Overwatch
58
77.0
58
76.4
2016 Dishonored 2
45
59.6
39
52.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
35
47.2
35
47.1
2015 Rocket League
104
138.1
92
121.6
2015 Need For Speed
59
78.5
52
69.0
2015 Project CARS
57
76.0
50
66.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
78
103.8
71
94.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
181
238.6
159
209.9
2009 League of Legends
166
219.7
146
193.3

3840x2160

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
46.6
28
40.1
2019 Anthem
20
29.2
17
25.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
40.8
24
35.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
27
39.4
24
34.6
2019 Metro Exodus
18
25.9
15
22.7
2019 World War Z
36
52.1
22
32.8
2019 Gears of War 5
25
36.1
23
33.0
2019 F1 2019
31
44.6
28
40.7
2019 GreedFall
18
26.5
16
24.2
2019 Borderlands 3
16
22.9
14
20.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
36
51.8
33
47.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
24.1
15
22.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
25
36.1
23
33.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
34.9
19
27.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
25.5
17
25.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
31.7
21
30.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20
29.7
16
24.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
34
49.8
33
48.5
2018 Fallout 76
33
47.6
29
42.6
2018 Hitman 2
21
30.8
24
35.1
2018 Just Cause 4
20
29.4
18
25.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
27.5
16
24.2
2018 Strange Brigade
33
48.2
30
44.0
2018 Battlefield V
34
49.8
28
40.1
2017 Dawn of War III
31
45.6
24
35.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
25
36.7
21
30.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23
33.9
22
32.6
2017 Destiny 2
37
54.2
37
53.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
30.8
21
30.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
31.2
21
31.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
52.8
32
46.5
2017 For Honor
28
41.0
25
36.1
2017 Project CARS 2
41
58.7
36
51.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
63
91.4
56
80.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
27.5
15
22.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
38
55.1
33
47.6
2016 Doom
45
65.7
37
53.4
2016 F1 2016
42
60.0
32
46.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
28
41.4
25
36.8
2016 Battlefield 1
39
56.6
31
44.6
2016 Overwatch
34
49.0
34
48.6
2016 Dishonored 2
34
49.3
30
43.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
30.3
20
28.7
2015 Rocket League
57
82.1
50
72.3
2015 Need For Speed
41
58.7
36
51.6
2015 Project CARS
41
58.7
36
51.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
43
61.5
39
56.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
147
211.2
130
185.8
2009 League of Legends
82
117.3
72
103.2
RX Vega 56 vs GTX 1660 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / i7-7700K

It is clear that the RX Vega 56 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 RX Vega 56 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX Vega 56 's 8192 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 2017 .

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 Vega 56 vs GTX 1660 Specifications Comparison

RX Vega 56 GTX 1660

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