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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs Radeon RX 5600 XT

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti makes use of a 12 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1500 MHz. The GDDR6 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 12000 MHz on this model. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 96 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 5600 XT, which makes use of a 7 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1375 MHz. The GDDR6 RAM runs at a frequency of 14000 MHz on this particular card. It features 2304 SPUs as well as 144 Texture Address Units and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 120 Watts
Radeon RX 5600 XT 160 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (33%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon RX 5600 XT will be 17% faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 344064 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 294912 MB/sec
Difference: 49152 (17%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 XT should be a lot (about 38%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 198000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 144000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 54000 (38%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5600 XT is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 88000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 72000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 16000 (22%)

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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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 5600 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2019 January 2020
Code Name TU116-400-A1 Navi 10 XLE
Memory 6144 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 1500 MHz 1375 MHz
Memory Speed 12000 GB/s 14000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 294912 MB/sec 344064 MB/sec
Texel Rate 144000 Mtexels/sec 198000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72000 Mpixels/sec 88000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 2304
Texture Mapping Units 96 144
Render Output Units 48 64
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 7 nm
Transistors 6600 million 10300 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

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Radeon RX 5600 XT

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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