NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
vs
AMD Radeon RX 590

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
AMD Radeon RX 590
GTX 1660 RX 590 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 220.0 $ 214.0 6 (3%)
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 470W 575W 105 (22%)
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 89.4 FPS 85.2 FPS 4.2 (5%)
Average 1440p Performance 65.2 FPS 60.3 FPS 4.9 (8%)
Average 4K Performance 38.1 FPS 34.5 FPS 3.6 (9%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.5 $ 3.3 0.8 (32%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.4 $ 4.6 1.2 (35%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.8 $ 8.1 2.3 (40%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 AMD Radeon RX 590
Overall Combination Score 89/100 84/100 5 (6%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 590 to GTX 1660 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
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
81
90.3
72
81.0
2019 Anthem
52
58.2
46
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
76
85.3
68
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
93
104.2
83
92.4
2019 Metro Exodus
41
46.5
37
41.2
2019 World War Z
70
78.0
91
102.0
2019 Gears of War 5
64
72.0
53
59.9
2019 F1 2019
81
90.4
67
75.2
2019 GreedFall
73
81.4
60
67.7
2019 Borderlands 3
51
57.2
42
47.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
95
106.2
100
112.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
44.3
39
43.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
66
74.4
61
68.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
63
70.2
64
71.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
79
87.8
67
75.5
2018 Fallout 76
105
117.0
90
101.1
2018 Hitman 2
81
91.1
71
79.2
2018 Just Cause 4
60
67.1
53
59.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
65
72.3
57
64.0
2018 Strange Brigade
104
116.1
86
96.5
2018 Battlefield V
83
92.8
93
103.5
2017 Dawn of War III
79
88.4
99
110.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
62
69.9
64
71.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
64.4
56
63.3
2017 Destiny 2
111
123.7
98
109.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
63
71.1
50
56.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
79
87.8
68
75.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
83
92.9
74
82.4
2017 For Honor
111
123.9
98
109.8
2017 Project CARS 2
79
87.8
70
77.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
95
106.3
84
94.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
51
57.3
66
74.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
66
73.4
55
61.4
2016 Doom
127
141.4
133
148.7
2016 F1 2016
80
89.4
89
99.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
77
86.5
76
85.1
2016 Battlefield 1
97
108.3
110
123.0
2016 Overwatch
122
136.4
105
117.7
2016 Dishonored 2
57
64.0
51
56.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
75
83.7
59
66.4
2015 Rocket League
325
361.4
288
320.3
2015 Need For Speed
90
100.2
79
88.8
2015 Project CARS
86
96.1
76
85.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
168
187.0
140
155.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
223
247.8
197
219.6
2009 League of Legends
418
464.6
370
411.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
53
67.2
48
60.3
2019 Anthem
36
46.1
33
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
52
66.2
47
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
56
70.2
49
62.2
2019 Metro Exodus
28
36.1
25
32.0
2019 World War Z
45
56.9
59
74.5
2019 Gears of War 5
41
52.2
34
43.5
2019 F1 2019
51
64.0
42
53.3
2019 GreedFall
47
58.8
39
49.0
2019 Borderlands 3
32
40.1
26
33.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
49
61.9
56
70.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
35.1
29
36.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
41
51.8
38
48.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
37
46.8
37
46.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
74.4
50
63.3
2018 Fallout 76
62
77.7
56
70.6
2018 Hitman 2
47
59.4
40
51.2
2018 Just Cause 4
39
49.6
35
43.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40
50.6
35
44.8
2018 Strange Brigade
64
80.8
53
67.3
2018 Battlefield V
59
74.4
62
77.9
2017 Dawn of War III
53
66.5
55
69.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
41
52.2
42
53.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
40
51.0
36
45.1
2017 Destiny 2
84
106.2
75
93.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
54.3
34
42.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
57.3
39
49.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
53
67.1
47
59.5
2017 For Honor
57
72.3
51
64.0
2017 Project CARS 2
49
61.9
43
54.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
96.1
68
85.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
40.0
38
47.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
48
60.8
45
56.5
2016 Doom
80
100.6
82
103.5
2016 F1 2016
57
71.8
62
78.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
52
65.0
55
69.4
2016 Battlefield 1
64
81.0
62
77.8
2016 Overwatch
75
94.2
64
81.0
2016 Dishonored 2
43
54.8
38
48.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47
59.4
37
46.3
2015 Rocket League
123
154.9
109
137.3
2015 Need For Speed
61
77.4
54
68.6
2015 Project CARS
58
73.3
52
65.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
96
121.0
80
100.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
165
206.5
146
183.0
2009 League of Legends
206
258.1
183
228.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28
40.1
25
36.0
2019 Anthem
17
25.1
15
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24
35.1
22
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
24
34.6
21
30.7
2019 Metro Exodus
15
22.7
14
20.1
2019 World War Z
22
32.8
29
42.8
2019 Gears of War 5
23
33.0
19
27.5
2019 F1 2019
28
40.7
23
33.9
2019 GreedFall
16
24.2
14
20.1
2019 Borderlands 3
14
20.9
12
17.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
27.6
24
35.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
25.1
15
21.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
21
30.1
20
29.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
24.2
17
25.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
48.5
29
42.6
2018 Fallout 76
29
42.6
27
39.0
2018 Hitman 2
24
35.1
21
30.4
2018 Just Cause 4
18
25.8
16
22.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
16
24.2
15
21.5
2018 Strange Brigade
30
44.0
25
36.6
2018 Battlefield V
28
40.1
28
41.4
2017 Dawn of War III
24
35.5
24
34.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
21
30.8
21
30.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
32.6
20
29.2
2017 Destiny 2
37
53.5
32
46.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
30.9
17
24.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
31.0
18
26.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32
46.5
28
41.2
2017 For Honor
25
36.1
22
32.0
2017 Project CARS 2
36
51.6
32
45.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
56
80.5
49
71.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
15
22.0
14
20.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
33
47.6
28
40.2
2016 Doom
37
53.4
35
51.0
2016 F1 2016
32
46.8
31
45.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
25
36.8
22
31.7
2016 Battlefield 1
31
44.6
29
41.9
2016 Overwatch
34
48.6
29
41.8
2016 Dishonored 2
30
43.4
26
38.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
28.7
15
21.9
2015 Rocket League
50
72.3
44
64.0
2015 Need For Speed
36
51.6
32
45.8
2015 Project CARS
36
51.6
32
45.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
39
56.1
32
46.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
130
185.8
115
164.7
2009 League of Legends
72
103.2
64
91.5
GTX 1660 vs RX 590 with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

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.

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 vs RX 590 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1660 RX 590
Board NumberPG165 SKU 0C944-41
Length9 inches 229 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W225 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1660 RX 590
Boost Clock1785 MHz1545 MHz
GPU Clock1530 MHz1469 MHz
Memory Clock2001 MHz 8004 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1660 RX 590
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 16Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price219 USD279 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 14th, 2019Nov 15th, 2018

Graphics Features

GTX 1660 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 RX 590
ArchitectureTuringGCN 4.0
Die Size284 mm²244 mm²
GPU NameTU116Polaris 30
GPU VariantTU116-300-A1 Polaris 30 XT (215-0922006)
Process Size12 nm12 nm
Transistors6,600 million5,700 million

Memory

GTX 1660 RX 590
Bandwidth192.1 GB/s 256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit 256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1660 RX 590
ROPs4832
Shading Units14082304
TMUs88144

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1660 RX 590
FP16 (half) performance10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,027 GFLOPS 7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP64 (double) performance157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate85.68 GPixel/s49.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate157.1 GTexel/s 222.5 GTexel/s

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