AMD RX 5600 XT Vs Nvidia GTX 1660 Super: Which is Better Option?

AMD RX 5600 XT Vs Nvidia GTX 1660 Super

The Nvidia GTX 1660 Super and AMD RX 5600 XT are both decent gaming graphics cards, but which should you pick? In this article, we’ll check out a bunch of games at 4K, 1440p, and 1080p to help you see the performance difference between them.

RX 5600 XTGTX 1660 Super
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PROSPROS
Great 1080p ‘ultra’ performance, entry-level 1440p.
Beats out the RTX 2060 in most titles.
Uses less power than RTX 2060 too.
Good 1080p performance.
Better value than 1660 Ti.
Proven Turing architecture.
CONSCONS
Competing RTX 2060 has been on the market for a yearMissing RTX features.
Crowded price point.

OVERVIEW

The 5600 XT comes in $279, and has 6 GB of GDDR6 memory as well. I want to warn you, if you want to buy this video card, there are a few issues. The first problem will be the shipment of this GPU with two different bios, so you just don’t know exactly what you’re going to get for sure. The other thing with the RX 5600 XT is the drivers are still a little buggy.

The GTX 1660 Super is much stronger than the older GTX 1660. Coming in with a $229 price. It is cheaper than RX 5600 XT, and also has GDDR5 memory of 6 GB. It can still reach 70 FPS at 1440p in terms of efficiency, and is very playable at 1440p for most games.

SPECS COMPARISON

OVERVIEWRX 5600 XTGTX 1660 Super
Card StatusReleasedReleased
ManufacturerAMDNVIDIA
Release DateJanuary 21st, 2020October 29th, 2019
Launch Price$279 USD$229 USD
GPURX 5600 XTGTX 1660 Super
GPU ModelNAVI 10 XLE (NAVI 10)TU116-300 (TU116)
Cores : TMUs : ROPs2560: 160: 641408: 88: 48
MEMORYRX 5600 XTGTX 1660 Super
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory Bus Width256-bit192-bit
Memory Bandwidth448.0 GB/s336.0 GB/s
PHYSICALRX 5600 XTGTX 1660 Super
InterfacePCI-Express 4.0 x16PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Recommended PSU450 W450 W
CLOCKSRX 5600 XTGTX 1660 Super
Base Clock1130 MHz1530 MHz
Boost Clock1375 MHz1785 MHz
Memory Clock (Effective)12000 Mbps14000 Mbps

PERFORMANCE COMPARISON

Anthem

Anthem was tested with the built in benchmark using ultra quality preset. At 1080p the RX 5600 XT is scoring 12% higher average FPS compared to the GTX 1660 Super in this game. At 1440p the 5600 XT is now getting 12.1% higher average FPS, and then at 4K it’s performing 13% better.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends was tested using the built in benchmark with ultra quality. At 1080p the 5600 XT was getting 18% higher average FPS. With the resolution set to 1440p the 5600 XT was now getting 17%. Finally at 4K there was a similar improvement to averages, 11% with the 5600 XT.

Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn was also tested using the built in benchmark. At 1080p the RX 5600 XT was getting 12% higher average FPS, 10% higher average FPS at 1440p, and then 12.5% higher at 4K.

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus was tested using the built in benchmark at ultra settings. I’ve found this game to favour AMD’s graphics. At 1080p there was a 12% improvement to average FPS, a 12.5% improvement at 1440p, and then a 16% improvement at 4K.

Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 was tested with the replay feature using the exact same replay with ultra settings. At both 1080p and 1440p there was a 14% increase to average FPS with the RX 5600 XT, and this lowered to a 13% improvement at 4K.

World War Z

World War Z was tested with the built in benchmark using ultra quality preset. At 1080p the RX 5600 XT is scoring 35% higher average FPS compared to the GTX 1660 Super in this game. At 1440p the 5600 XT is now getting 40% higher average FPS, and then at 4K it’s performing 37% better.

CONCLUSION

The RX 5600 XT is definitely winner here. However, both are very capable of providing a good gaming experience at 1080p and 1440p. If you already have GTX 1660 Super then there is no need to upgrade to RX 5600 XT. And if you are buying new today then probably you should go for RX 5600 XT.