NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
vs
AMD Radeon RX 590

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 590
GTX 1660 Ti RX 590 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 279.0 $ 214.0 65 (23%)
Year 2019 2018 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 61C 82C 21 (34%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 42.5dB 3.1 (7%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 575W 75 (15%)
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 102.4 FPS 86.9 FPS 15.5 (15%)
Average 1440p Performance 75.0 FPS 61.5 FPS 13.5 (18%)
Average 4K Performance 44.1 FPS 35.4 FPS 8.7 (20%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.7 $ 3.2 0.5 (19%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 4.5 0.8 (22%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.3 $ 7.9 1.6 (25%)
Overall Combination Score 84/100 87/100 3 (4%)
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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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
92
102.6
72
81.0
2019 Anthem
59
66.1
46
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
87
96.9
68
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
106
118.5
83
92.4
2019 Metro Exodus
47
52.8
37
41.2
2019 World War Z
88
98.4
91
102.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
108
120.6
100
112.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
45
50.3
39
43.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
76
84.5
61
68.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
71
79.8
64
71.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
89
99.8
67
75.5
2018 Fallout 76
119
133.0
90
101.1
2018 Hitman 2
93
103.6
71
79.2
2018 Just Cause 4
68
76.3
53
59.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
73
82.2
57
64.0
2018 Battlefield V
94
105.4
93
103.5
2017 Dawn of War III
90
100.5
99
110.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
71
79.4
64
71.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
65
73.1
56
63.3
2017 Destiny 2
126
140.6
98
109.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
80.8
50
56.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
89
99.8
68
75.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
94
105.5
74
82.4
2017 For Honor
126
140.8
98
109.8
2017 Project CARS 2
89
99.8
70
77.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
108
120.8
84
94.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
58
65.1
66
74.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
75
83.4
55
61.4
2016 Doom
144
160.6
133
148.7
2016 F1 2016
91
101.6
89
99.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
88
98.3
76
85.1
2016 Battlefield 1
110
123.1
110
123.0
2016 Overwatch
139
154.9
105
117.7
2016 Dishonored 2
65
72.8
51
56.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
85
95.1
59
66.4
2015 Rocket League
369
410.6
288
320.3
2015 Need For Speed
102
113.8
79
88.8
2015 Project CARS
98
109.2
76
85.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
181
201.6
140
155.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
253
281.6
197
219.6
2009 League of Legends
475
528.0
370
411.8

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

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

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 .

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.

GTX 1660 Ti vs RX 590 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1660 Ti RX 590
Length9 inches 229 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W225 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1660 Ti RX 590
Boost Clock1770 MHz1545 MHz
GPU Clock1500 MHz1469 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 12000 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1660 Ti RX 590
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1600Polaris (RX 500)
ProductionReleasedActive
Release DateFeb 22, 2019Nov 15th, 2018

Graphics Features

GTX 1660 Ti RX 590
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.26
Vulkan1.1.961.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1660 Ti RX 590
ArchitectureTuringGCN 4.0
Die Size284 mm²244 mm²
GPU NameTU116Polaris 30
Process Size12 nm12 nm
Transistors6,600 million5,700 million

Memory

GTX 1660 Ti RX 590
Bandwidth288.0 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1660 Ti RX 590
ROPs4832
Shading Units15362304
TMUs96144

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1660 Ti RX 590
FP16 (half) performance10,875 GFLOPS (2:1)7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,437 GFLOPS7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP64 (double) performance169.9 GFLOPS (1:32)445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate84.96 GPixel/s49.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate169.9 GTexel/s222.5 GTexel/s

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