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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER

It is quite apparent that the GTX 1660 comes in the list of cards which are on the high-end side, playing AAA titles with 50-60 frames per second at 1080p/1440p. In the mid-range market, the GTX 1660 SUPER stays at the top of the competition with its price/performance ratio. Talking about memory, GTX 1660 SUPER’s 6144 MB RAM is more than capable of handling the latest AAA titles without any bottlenecks. The cooling is excellent on the GTX 1660 SUPER with temperatures keeping well under control. The performance is exceptional, making this card worthy enough to game in 2020. 

 

AMD Radeon RX 580

AMD ’s xx80 cards are cards that are in the mid-range price range and deliver performance that tries to keep up with the high-end cards. Overclocking gets them there but then the temperature should be controlled. The RX 580 definitely continues the tradition as our tests reveal. When compared to the RX 480, the Rx 580 is way cheaper. The closest Nvidia card we can find when looking at Rx 580 is the GTX 1060 6GB which comes at a price of $254

 

Specifications

 

Core Configuration

 

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Radeon RX 580
GPU Name TU116 (TU116-300-A1) vs Ellesmere (Ellesmere XT)
Fab Process 12 nm vs 14 nm
Die Size 284 mm² vs 232 mm²
Transistors 6,600 million vs 5,700 million
Shaders 1408 vs 2304
Computer Units 22 vs 36
Core Clock 1530 MHz vs 1120 MHz
ROPs 48 vs 32
TMUs 88 vs 144

 

Memory Configuration

 

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Radeon RX 580
Memory Type GDDR6 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1750 MHz vs 2000 MHz
Memory Size 14000 MHz effective vs 8000 MHz effective
Shaders 6144 Mb vs 8192 Mb
Core Clock 1530 MHz vs 1120 MHz

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Radeon RX 580
TDP 125 watts vs 150 watts
Release Date 29 Oct 2019 vs 1 Apr 2017

 

Raw Performance comparison

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Radeon RX 580
Pixel Rate 85.68 GP/s 40.50 GP/s
Texel Rate 157.10 GT/s 182.30 GT/s
Memory bandwidth 336.00 GB/s 256.00 GB/s
Single precision performance 5020.00 GFLOPs 5834.00 GFLOPs

Gaming Benchmarks

All games were tested on 1080p Ultra settings

Apex Legends

RX 580 8 GB Vs GTX 1660 SUPER - Which one is better?Average FPS

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER = 90 

AMD Radeon RX 580 = 60 

 

Anthem

Average FPS

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER = 58

AMD Radeon RX 580 = 37

 

Far Cry New Dawn

Average FPS

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER = 87

AMD Radeon RX 580 = 55

 

Resident Evil 2

Average FPS

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER = 100

AMD Radeon RX 580 = 78

 

Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Average FPS

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER = 110

AMD Radeon RX 580 = 75

 

Red Dead Redemption 2

Average FPS

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER = 40

AMD Radeon RX 580 = 28

Conclusion

It’s quite apparent that the GTX 1660 Super is the clear winner, giving 25% more performance than the RX 580.
If you are looking for a budget GPU and leaning towards the 750 Ti, here’s our take on the 750 Ti in 2020. 

Yasir Raees Khan

Yasir Raees Khan

Grown-up playing games of every generation, Yasir Raees Khan is known as an experienced gamer in his community. From side scrolling metroidvanias to vast open worlds, there is no genre of games Yasir is not familiar with. Not only that, he has touched almost every field including logo designing, review and content writing. When he isn't working, you'll either find Yasir busy in 3D modelling or in a dungeon raging on bosses from Dark Souls.