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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs Radeon R9 280

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti features core speeds of 1500 MHz on the GPU, and 12000 MHz on the 6144 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 96 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 280, which has a clock speed of 933 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1250 MHz. It also uses a 384-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1792 SPUs, 112 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 R9 280 250 Watts
Difference: 130 Watts (108%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will be 23% faster than the Radeon R9 280 in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 294912 MB/sec
Radeon R9 280 240000 MB/sec
Difference: 54912 (23%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will be much (more or less 38%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 280. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 144000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 280 104496 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 39504 (38%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is the winner, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 72000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 280 29856 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 42144 (141%)

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 R9 280

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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 R9 280
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2019 March 2014
Code Name TU116-400-A1 Tahiti Pro
Memory 6144 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1500 MHz 933 MHz
Memory Speed 12000 GB/s 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 294912 MB/sec 240000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 144000 Mtexels/sec 104496 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72000 Mpixels/sec 29856 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 1792
Texture Mapping Units 96 112
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 28 nm
Transistors 6600 million 4313 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling 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 chip could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

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Radeon R9 280

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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