NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
vs
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
GTX 1660 RX Vega 56 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Price $ 220.0 $ 351.0 131 (60%)
Year 2019 2017 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 61C 75C 14 (23%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 55.2dB 9.6 (21%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 560W 90 (19%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
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 87.8 FPS 97.9 FPS 10.1 (12%)
Average 1440p Performance 64.7 FPS 73.4 FPS 8.7 (13%)
Average 4K Performance 38.5 FPS 43.5 FPS 5 (13%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.5 $ 4.1 1.6 (64%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.4 $ 5.4 2 (59%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.7 $ 9.2 3.5 (61%)
Overall Combination Score 89/100 81/100 8 (9%)
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. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1660 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
90.3
116.6
2019 Anthem
58.2
67.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
85.3
99.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
104.2
118.5
2019 Metro Exodus
46.5
52.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
106.2
129.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44.3
56.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
74.4
76.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
70.2
85.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
87.8
89.0
2018 Fallout 76
117.0
101.7
2018 Hitman 2
91.1
79.5
2018 Just Cause 4
67.1
76.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
72.3
82.1
2018 Battlefield V
92.8
123.1
2017 Dawn of War III
88.4
100.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
69.9
68.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
64.4
57.2
2017 Destiny 2
123.7
126.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
71.1
71.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
87.8
89.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
92.9
105.5
2017 For Honor
123.9
140.7
2017 Project CARS 2
87.8
99.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106.3
120.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
57.3
77.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
73.4
77.9
2016 Doom
141.4
180.3
2016 F1 2016
89.4
106.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
86.5
97.9
2016 Battlefield 1
108.3
133.5
2016 Overwatch
136.4
138.0
2016 Dishonored 2
64.0
72.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83.7
83.6
2015 Rocket League
361.4
410.6
2015 Need For Speed
100.2
113.9
2015 Project CARS
96.1
109.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
247.8
281.7
2009 League of Legends
464.6
528.0

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
67.2
86.9
2019 Anthem
46.1
53.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
66.2
76.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
70.2
79.9
2019 Metro Exodus
36.1
41.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
61.9
81.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35.1
36.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51.8
54.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46.8
57.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
74.4
75.1
2018 Fallout 76
77.7
86.9
2018 Hitman 2
59.4
51.9
2018 Just Cause 4
49.6
56.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
50.6
57.4
2018 Battlefield V
74.4
91.1
2017 Dawn of War III
66.5
89.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
52.2
61.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51.0
51.9
2017 Destiny 2
106.2
108.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
54.3
54.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
57.3
57.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
67.1
76.3
2017 For Honor
72.3
82.1
2017 Project CARS 2
61.9
70.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
96.1
109.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
40.0
52.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
60.8
64.3
2016 Doom
100.6
124.9
2016 F1 2016
71.8
95.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
65.0
72.6
2016 Battlefield 1
81.0
100.3
2016 Overwatch
94.2
94.9
2016 Dishonored 2
54.8
62.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
59.4
58.0
2015 Rocket League
154.9
176.0
2015 Need For Speed
77.4
88.0
2015 Project CARS
73.3
83.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
206.5
234.7
2009 League of Legends
258.1
293.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
40.1
46.6
2019 Anthem
25.1
29.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
35.1
40.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
34.6
39.4
2019 Metro Exodus
22.7
25.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27.6
34.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25.1
25.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
30.1
31.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24.2
29.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
48.5
49.8
2018 Fallout 76
42.6
47.6
2018 Hitman 2
35.1
30.8
2018 Just Cause 4
25.8
29.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24.2
27.5
2018 Battlefield V
40.1
49.8
2017 Dawn of War III
35.5
45.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30.8
36.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32.6
33.9
2017 Destiny 2
53.5
54.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30.9
30.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
31.0
31.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
46.5
52.8
2017 For Honor
36.1
41.0
2017 Project CARS 2
51.6
58.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
80.5
91.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
22.0
27.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
47.6
55.1
2016 Doom
53.4
65.7
2016 F1 2016
46.8
60.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
36.8
41.4
2016 Battlefield 1
44.6
56.6
2016 Overwatch
48.6
49.0
2016 Dishonored 2
43.4
49.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
28.7
30.3
2015 Rocket League
72.3
82.1
2015 Need For Speed
51.6
58.7
2015 Project CARS
51.6
58.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
185.8
211.2
2009 League of Legends
103.2
117.3
GTX 1660 vs RX Vega 56 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1660 vs RX Vega 56 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1660 vs RX Vega 56 with i7-8700K vs i7-7700K at 4K 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 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 .

GTX 1660 vs RX Vega 56 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1660 RX Vega 56
Board NumberPG165 SKU 0D050-03
Length9 inches 229 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W210 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1660 RX Vega 56
Boost Clock1785 MHz1474 MHz
GPU Clock1530 MHz1138 MHz
Memory Clock2001 MHz 8004 MHz effective800 MHz 1600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1660 RX Vega 56
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 16Vega (RX Vega)
Launch Price219 USD399 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 14th, 2019Aug 14th, 2017

Graphics Features

GTX 1660 RX Vega 56
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.26.1
Vulkan1.1.961.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1660 RX Vega 56
ArchitectureTuringGCN 5.0
Die Size284 mm²510 mm²
GPU NameTU116Vega 10
GPU VariantTU116-300-A1 Vega 10 XL (215-0894216)
Process Size12 nm14 nm
Transistors6,600 million12,500 million

Memory

GTX 1660 RX Vega 56
Bandwidth192.1 GB/s 409.6 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit 2048 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5HBM2

Render Config

GTX 1660 RX Vega 56
ROPs4864
Shading Units14083584
TMUs88224

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1660 RX Vega 56
FP16 (half) performance10,053 GFLOPS (2:1)21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,027 GFLOPS 10,566 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance157.1 GFLOPS (1:32)660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate85.68 GPixel/s94.34 GPixel/s
Texture Rate157.1 GTexel/s 330.2 GTexel/s

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