NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER vs AMD Radeon RX 5500

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 5500 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 224
$ 875.60 significantly less expensive
$ 1,100

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

60 %
27% slightly better overall score
47 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

79 FPS
27 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
53 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

48 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
41 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

58 FPS
13 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
45 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

36 FPS
13 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
23 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

60,772
51% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
40,204

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

55,624
60% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
34,601

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,017
24% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
4,815

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,530 MHz
1,670 MHz
9% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,785 MHz
1,845 MHz
3% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
49% significantly more memory
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
49% significantly higher memory bandwidth
224 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

125 W
20% slightly lower TDP
150 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

86 Gigapixels/s
45% significantly higher pixel rate
59 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

157 Gigatexels/s
162 Gigatexels/s
3% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

5 TFLOPS
5 TFLOPS
3% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,408
Identical
1,408

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

88
Identical
88

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
49% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

64th of 536
81st of 536

Family

The product line

-
Radeon 5500 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2019
July 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER vs Radeon RX 5500 specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER beats the Radeon RX 5500 in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 5500 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the Radeon RX 5500 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER has significantly more memory with 6 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER has a slightly lower TDP at 125 W when compared to the Radeon RX 5500 at 150 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is better than the Radeon RX 5500.

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