Radeon RX 5500 XT vs GeForce GTX 1660

Radeon RX 5500 XT
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR6 DESKTOP
Release date: 12 Dec 2019
Radeon RX 5500 XT
GeForce GTX 1660
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 15 Mar 2019
GeForce GTX 1660

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    115%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 5500 XT

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1660

15% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

GeForce GTX 1660

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1660

The GeForce GTX 1660 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (14 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 5500 XT GeForce GTX 1660
GPU Name Navi 14 (Navi 14 XTX (215-0932396)) vs TU116 ()
Fab Process 7 nm vs 12 nm
Die Size 158 mm² vs 284 mm²
Transistors 6,400 million vs 6,600 million
Shaders 1408 vs 1280
Compute Units 22 vs 20
Core clock 1607 MHz vs 1530 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 48
TMUs 88 vs 80

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 5500 XT GeForce GTX 1660
Memory Type GDDR6 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 192 bit
Memory Speed 1750 MHz
14000 MHz effective
vs 2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
Memory Size 4096 Mb vs 6144 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 5500 XT GeForce GTX 1660
TDP 130 watts vs 0 watts
Release Date 12 Dec 2019 vs 15 Mar 2019

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    59.04 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    85.68 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    162.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    142.80 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    224.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    192.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    5196.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    4570.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    78
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    78

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    85
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    92

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    58
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    38
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    59
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    26
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    57
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    65

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    41
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    30
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    33
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    14
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    16

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    26
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality preset DirectX 12 windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    14
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 5500 XT
    18
  • GeForce GTX 1660
    22

FPS (higher is better)