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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Clock Rate Confirmed, To Beat The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER VS AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Who Wins?

Saturday, October 5, 2019

/ by Theo Mason

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Clock Rate Confirmed, To Beat The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER VS AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT



According to the information reaching us from Igor’s Lab, they've confirmed the GTX 1660 SUPER‘s clock rate as well as the memory standard it will be shipping with allowing us to get a very good idea of how the theoretical performance of this upcoming NVIDIA GPU is going to stack up against it's rivals such as AMD RX 5500 XT. 
Without wasting much of your time diving around, here’s the overview: the NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER is going to beat the AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT but not a possible RX 5600 XT (this card is only rumored at this point). The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super will be clocked at 1785 MHz and feature GDDR6, performance just under the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT. As a reminder the NVIDIA’s standard GTX 1660 variant supports only GDDR5. Considering AMD’s Radeon RX 5500 is launching soon with GDDR6 and clocked at roughly 1.7GHz, this would mean NVIDIA’s vanilla 1660 stands no chance against the RDNA powered rival. With memory clock rising to 14 Gbps from a mere 8 Gbps and a boost clock that is much higher than the succeeding GTX 1660 TI, the GTX 1660 SUPER offers 94 to 96% of the performance at a much lower price point.
Using the core count, clock rate and memory Igor calculated the expected performance of not only the NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER but the AMD RX 5500 XT as well. He also included a possible RX 5600 XT. Why? Well, the difference between the RX 5700 XT and RX 5500 XT is huge, which means AMD will probably roll out a card to fill this gap sooner or later. 
According to Igor’s calculations, the GTX 1660 SUPER will be 2.8% faster than the AMD RX 500 XT and 4.3% slower than the GTX 1660 Ti. The rumored AMD RX 5600 XT will be 11% faster than the GTX 1660 SUPER, meaning it is probably going to face off against the next rank and file in NVIDIA’s lineup rather than the GTX 1660 SUPER.
Pricing of the GTX 1660 SUPER is not confirmed at this point but considering the original retailed for $219, you are probably looking at a price point of anywhere from $200 to $279 to account for the more expensive GDDR6 memory vs. strategic price cuts. This memory is faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti which features 12 Gbps dies. The memory would be featured along with a 192-bit bus interface and deliver a total bandwidth of 336 GB/s. Also Videocardz said, the GTX 1660 SUPER is going to be launching near the end of the month on October 29, with availability next month.
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