NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
vs
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
GTX 1660 SUPER RX 5500 XT 8GB Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Price $ 229.0 $ 199.0 30 (13%)
Year 2019 2019 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 61C 68C 7 (11%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 39dB 6.6 (14%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 480W 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 93.8 FPS 76.2 FPS 17.6 (19%)
Average 1440p Performance 68.7 FPS 54.1 FPS 14.6 (21%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 58.3 FPS 45.5 FPS 12.8 (22%)
Average 4K Performance 40.3 FPS 30.9 FPS 9.4 (23%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.4 $ 2.6 0.2 (8%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.3 $ 3.7 0.4 (12%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.9 $ 4.4 0.5 (13%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.7 $ 6.4 0.7 (12%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Overall Combination Score 89/100 81/100 8 (9%)
Our Verdict: At 1440p, RX 5500 XT 8GB 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 SUPER can hit 50-60 frames per second at maximum settings. Upgrading from RX 5500 XT 8GB to GTX 1660 SUPER 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.

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, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War 5 at 62 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Hitman 2, World War Z, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, F1 2019 at 61 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps.

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB

The RX 5700 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest RDNA 1.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 5500 XT 8GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 199. AMD ’s xx00 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 RDNA 1.0 graphics card inside the RX 5500 XT 8GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The RX 5500 XT 8GB has 8 GB RAM compared to the RX 570 's 4 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the RX 5500 XT 8GB blows past the RX 570 and, amazingly, even the RX 580 as well.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 5500 XT 8GB consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 570, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a RX 570 will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this RX 5500 XT 8GB. Similarly, those holding onto GTX 1660 's GTX 1060 6GB graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Final Fantasy XV, Far Cry New Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, F1 2019 at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Strange Brigade, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Fallout 76, World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
86
96.0
62
69.7
2019 Anthem
55
62.0
40
45.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
81
91.0
58
65.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
99
111.0
75
83.5
2019 Metro Exodus
45
50.0
33
37.4
2019 World War Z
79
88.0
82
92.1
2019 Gears of War 5
67
75.0
48
53.6
2019 F1 2019
84
94.0
60
67.5
2019 GreedFall
76
85.0
54
61.1
2019 Borderlands 3
53
59.0
38
42.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
102
114.0
74
82.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
39
43.9
28
32.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
62
69.0
45
50.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
101
113.0
92
102.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
42
47.0
35
39.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
71
79.0
55
62.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
67
75.0
59
66.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
94.0
62
69.7
2018 Fallout 76
112
125.0
83
93.2
2018 Hitman 2
87
97.0
65
72.8
2018 Just Cause 4
64
72.0
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
69
77.0
52
57.8
2018 Strange Brigade
108
121.0
78
86.7
2018 Battlefield V
89
99.0
85
95.3
2017 Dawn of War III
84
94.0
90
100.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
67
75.0
58
65.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
62
69.0
52
57.8
2017 Destiny 2
118
132.0
90
100.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
68
76.0
46
51.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
84
94.0
62
69.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
89
99.0
66
74.0
2017 For Honor
118
132.0
88
98.5
2017 Project CARS 2
84
94.0
62
69.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
102
114.0
76
84.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
54
61.0
61
68.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
70
78.0
51
56.8
2016 Doom
135
151.0
122
136.1
2016 F1 2016
85
95.0
82
92.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
82
92.0
70
78.1
2016 Battlefield 1
104
116.0
101
112.4
2016 Overwatch
131
146.0
97
108.2
2016 Dishonored 2
61
68.0
46
51.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
80
89.0
54
61.1
2015 Rocket League
347
386.0
260
289.2
2015 Need For Speed
96
107.0
72
80.3
2015 Project CARS
92
103.0
69
77.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
174
194.0
126
140.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
238
265.0
178
198.1
2009 League of Legends
446
496.0
334
371.7

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
57
72.0
41
51.4
2019 Anthem
39
49.0
28
35.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
56
71.0
41
51.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
60
75.0
44
55.7
2019 Metro Exodus
31
39.0
23
29.0
2019 World War Z
51
64.0
54
67.5
2019 Gears of War 5
43
54.0
31
39.6
2019 F1 2019
52
66.0
38
48.1
2019 GreedFall
48
61.0
35
44.0
2019 Borderlands 3
33
42.0
24
30.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
65
82.0
47
58.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
28
35.9
20
25.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
54.1
31
39.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
52
66.0
51
64.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
38.0
26
33.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
55.0
36
45.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
40
50.0
34
42.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
79.0
46
57.8
2018 Fallout 76
66
83.0
51
64.3
2018 Hitman 2
50
63.0
37
47.1
2018 Just Cause 4
42
53.0
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
43
54.0
32
40.7
2018 Strange Brigade
67
84.0
48
61.1
2018 Battlefield V
63
79.0
57
71.8
2017 Dawn of War III
56
71.0
50
63.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
44
56.0
39
49.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
43
54.0
33
41.7
2017 Destiny 2
90
113.0
68
85.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
58.0
31
39.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
48
61.0
36
45.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
57
72.0
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
61
77.0
46
57.8
2017 Project CARS 2
52
66.0
39
49.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
82
103.0
61
77.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
34
43.0
35
44.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
52
65.0
41
51.4
2016 Doom
85
107.0
76
95.3
2016 F1 2016
61
77.0
57
71.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55
69.0
50
63.2
2016 Battlefield 1
69
87.0
57
71.8
2016 Overwatch
80
101.0
59
74.0
2016 Dishonored 2
47
59.0
35
44.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50
63.0
34
42.8
2015 Rocket League
132
165.0
99
124.2
2015 Need For Speed
66
83.0
49
62.1
2015 Project CARS
62
78.0
47
58.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
100
126.0
72
91.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
176
221.0
131
164.9
2009 League of Legends
220
276.0
165
206.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46
61.5
33
44.0
2019 Anthem
30
40.7
22
29.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
44
58.3
31
41.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
45
59.9
34
45.0
2019 Metro Exodus
25
33.7
18
24.7
2019 World War Z
41
54.0
43
56.8
2019 Gears of War 5
35
47.1
26
34.3
2019 F1 2019
43
57.8
31
41.7
2019 GreedFall
34
46.0
25
33.3
2019 Borderlands 3
25
34.2
18
24.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
53
70.1
38
50.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
23
31.4
17
22.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
35
47.2
26
34.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
38
50.8
39
52.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
34.8
22
29.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35
46.5
29
38.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30
40.7
26
35.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
53
70.1
39
52.5
2018 Fallout 76
52
69.0
40
53.6
2018 Hitman 2
41
54.0
30
39.6
2018 Just Cause 4
32
43.3
24
32.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
42.8
24
32.1
2018 Strange Brigade
52
69.5
38
50.3
2018 Battlefield V
49
65.3
44
58.9
2017 Dawn of War III
44
58.3
39
51.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
36
47.6
30
40.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36
47.6
27
36.4
2017 Destiny 2
69
90.9
52
68.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
37
48.7
25
33.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
38
50.3
28
37.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
49
65.3
36
48.1
2017 For Honor
47
62.1
34
46.0
2017 Project CARS 2
49
64.7
36
48.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
101.1
57
75.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
35.3
25
33.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
47
62.1
35
47.1
2016 Doom
66
87.7
57
76.0
2016 F1 2016
51
67.9
46
61.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
43
57.8
37
49.3
2016 Battlefield 1
54
72.2
44
58.9
2016 Overwatch
62
81.9
45
60.0
2016 Dishonored 2
42
56.2
31
41.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
38
50.3
25
33.3
2015 Rocket League
98
129.5
74
97.4
2015 Need For Speed
56
73.8
42
55.7
2015 Project CARS
54
71.2
40
53.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
74
98.4
53
70.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
170
224.2
127
168.2
2009 League of Legends
156
206.5
117
154.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
43.0
21
31.1
2019 Anthem
18
27.0
13
19.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
38.0
18
26.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
25
37.0
19
27.8
2019 Metro Exodus
16
24.0
12
18.3
2019 World War Z
25
37.0
27
38.6
2019 Gears of War 5
23
34.0
17
24.7
2019 F1 2019
29
42.0
21
31.1
2019 GreedFall
17
25.0
12
18.3
2019 Borderlands 3
15
22.0
11
16.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
49.0
24
35.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
15
22.8
11
16.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
23
34.2
17
24.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
20
29.0
22
32.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18
27.0
14
20.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
32.0
18
26.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18
26.0
16
23.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
36
52.0
27
39.6
2018 Fallout 76
32
46.0
24
35.3
2018 Hitman 2
26
38.0
19
27.8
2018 Just Cause 4
19
28.0
14
20.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
26.0
13
19.3
2018 Strange Brigade
32
46.0
23
33.3
2018 Battlefield V
30
43.0
26
37.4
2017 Dawn of War III
26
38.0
21
31.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
23
33.0
19
27.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
35.0
18
26.7
2017 Destiny 2
39
57.0
29
42.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
33.0
15
22.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23
33.0
17
24.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
35
50.0
26
37.4
2017 For Honor
27
39.0
20
29.0
2017 Project CARS 2
38
55.0
29
41.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
60
86.0
45
64.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
16
23.0
13
19.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
35
51.0
25
36.4
2016 Doom
39
57.0
32
47.1
2016 F1 2016
35
50.0
29
41.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
27
39.0
20
29.0
2016 Battlefield 1
33
48.0
27
38.6
2016 Overwatch
36
52.0
27
38.6
2016 Dishonored 2
32
46.0
24
34.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
31.0
14
20.4
2015 Rocket League
53
77.0
40
57.8
2015 Need For Speed
38
55.0
29
41.7
2015 Project CARS
38
55.0
29
41.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
40
58.0
29
41.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
138
198.0
104
148.9
2009 League of Legends
77
110.0
57
82.4
GTX 1660 SUPER vs RX 5500 XT 8GB with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

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 .

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB / i7-8700K

At 1440p, RX 5500 XT 8GB 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 5500 XT 8GB 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 5500 XT 8GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 5500 XT 8GB 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

GTX 1660 SUPER vs RX 5500 XT 8GB Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1660 SUPER RX 5500 XT 8GB
Board NumberPG161 SKU 26D332
Length9 inches 229 mm7.09 inches 180 mm
Outputs1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP125 W130 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1660 SUPER RX 5500 XT 8GB
Boost Clock1785 MHz1625 MHz
GPU Clock1530 MHz1717 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective 1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1660 SUPER RX 5500 XT 8GB
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 16Navi
Launch Price229 USD199 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateOct 29th, 2019Dec 12th, 2019

Graphics Features

GTX 1660 SUPER RX 5500 XT 8GB
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.46.4
Vulkan1.1.1241.1.125

Graphics Processor

GTX 1660 SUPER RX 5500 XT 8GB
ArchitectureTuringRDNA 1.0
Die Size284 mm²158 mm²
GPU NameTU116Navi 14
GPU VariantTU116-300-A1 Navi 14 XTX
Process Size12 nm7 nm
Transistors6,600 million6,400 million

Memory

GTX 1660 SUPER RX 5500 XT 8GB
Bandwidth336.0 GB/s 224.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit 128 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

GTX 1660 SUPER RX 5500 XT 8GB
ROPs4832
Shading Units14081408
TMUs8888

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1660 SUPER RX 5500 XT 8GB
FP16 (half) performance10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)10.39 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,027 GFLOPS 5.196 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)324.7 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate85.68 GPixel/s59.04 GPixel/s
Texture Rate157.1 GTexel/s 162.4 GTexel/s

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