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 101.4 FPS 90.1 FPS 11.3 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 75.4 FPS 66.0 FPS 9.4 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 44.2 FPS 38.8 FPS 5.4 (12%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.9 $ 2.4 1.5 (38%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.3 $ 3.3 2 (38%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.0 $ 5.7 3.3 (37%)
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.

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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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 56 vs GTX 1660 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 56 vs GTX 1660 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 4K 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

Board Design

RX Vega 56 GTX 1660
Board NumberD050-03PG165 SKU 0
Length10.5 inches 267 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP210 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX Vega 56 GTX 1660
Boost Clock1474 MHz1785 MHz
GPU Clock1138 MHz1530 MHz
Memory Clock800 MHz 1600 MHz effective2001 MHz 8004 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX Vega 56 GTX 1660
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)GeForce 16
Launch Price399 USD219 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 14th, 2017Mar 14th, 2019

Graphics Features

RX Vega 56 GTX 1660
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.2
Vulkan1.1.821.1.96

Graphics Processor

RX Vega 56 GTX 1660
ArchitectureGCN 5.0Turing
Die Size510 mm²284 mm²
GPU NameVega 10TU116
GPU VariantVega 10 XL (215-0894216)TU116-300-A1
Process Size14 nm12 nm
Transistors12,500 million6,600 million

Memory

RX Vega 56 GTX 1660
Bandwidth409.6 GB/s192.1 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeHBM2GDDR5

Render Config

RX Vega 56 GTX 1660
ROPs6448
Shading Units35841408
TMUs22488

Theoretical Performance

RX Vega 56 GTX 1660
FP16 (half) performance21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance10,566 GFLOPS5,027 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate94.34 GPixel/s85.68 GPixel/s
Texture Rate330.2 GTexel/s157.1 GTexel/s

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