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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs Radeon HD 7990

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti uses a 12 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1500 MHz. The GDDR6 RAM works at a speed of 12000 MHz on this particular card. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 96 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 7990, which features a core clock speed of 950 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also uses a 384-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 120 Watts
Radeon HD 7990 375 Watts
Difference: 255 Watts (213%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 7990 will be 95% quicker than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti overall, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 7990 576000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 294912 MB/sec
Difference: 281088 (95%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7990 will be quite a bit (about 69%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. (explain)

Radeon HD 7990 243200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 144000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 99200 (69%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is a little bit (approximately 18%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7990, and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 72000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7990 60800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11200 (18%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

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Radeon HD 7990

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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 HD 7990
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2019 April 2013
Code Name TU116-400-A1 Malta
Memory 6144 MB 3072 MB (x2)
Core Speed 1500 MHz 950 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 12000 GB/s 6000 MHz (x2)
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 375 watts
Bandwidth 294912 MB/sec 576000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 144000 Mtexels/sec 243200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72000 Mpixels/sec 60800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 2048 (x2)
Texture Mapping Units 96 128 (x2)
Render Output Units 48 32 (x2)
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 384-bit (x2)
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 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, 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 texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Amazon.com

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Radeon HD 7990

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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