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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs Radeon RX 480

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti features a GPU clock speed of 1500 MHz, and the 6144 MB of GDDR6 memory runs at 12000 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also features 1536 Stream Processors, 96 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 480, which has a clock frequency of 1120 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 2000 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 2304 SPUs, 144 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 120 Watts
Radeon RX 480 150 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (25%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, in theory, should perform just a bit faster than the Radeon RX 480 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 294912 MB/sec
Radeon RX 480 262144 MB/sec
Difference: 32768 (13%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 480 should be a little bit (about 12%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. (explain)

Radeon RX 480 161280 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 144000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 17280 (12%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti should be a lot (more or less 101%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon RX 480, and also capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 72000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 480 35840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 36160 (101%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

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Radeon RX 480

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Radeon RX 480
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2019 June 2016
Code Name TU116-400-A1 Polaris 10
Memory 6144 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1500 MHz 1120 MHz
Memory Speed 12000 GB/s 8000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 294912 MB/sec 262144 MB/sec
Texel Rate 144000 Mtexels/sec 161280 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72000 Mpixels/sec 35840 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 2304
Texture Mapping Units 96 144
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 14 nm
Transistors 6600 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 480

Amazon.com

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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