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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB Radeon HD 8950 (OEM)
Halo: Reach 72% 44%
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 141%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 45% 8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 75%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 75%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 21% 141%
Doom Eternal 24% 51%
Grand Theft Auto VI 35% 168%
FIFA 20 53% 7%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 75%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8950 (OEM).

The GTX 1660 has a 680 MHz higher core clock speed but 24 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8950. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1660 manages to provide 39.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1660 has a 680 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the HD 8950. This results in the GTX 1660 providing 46.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1660 was released over three years more recently than the HD 8950, and so the GTX 1660 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 8950 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1660 has 3072 MB more video memory than the HD 8950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 8950 has 47.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1660, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8950 is noticeably better than the GTX 1660.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1660 is 2513 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8950 is 1658. The GTX 1660 having 855 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1660 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8950.

The GTX 1660 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 8950. This means that the GTX 1660 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 8950.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB requires 120 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) requires 200 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 1660 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 8950. The HD 8950 requires 80 Watts more than the GTX 1660 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 8950 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1660.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 36 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 37.2 FPS on Control

Control

37.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 37.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

37.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 41.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 43.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 43.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 52.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

52.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 57.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

57.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 58.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

58.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 58.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

58.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 60 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

60 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 63.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 72.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

72.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 73.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

73.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 76.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

76.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 77.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

77.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 110.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

110.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 23 FPS on Control

Control

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 27.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 30.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 32.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

32.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 39.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

39.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 40 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 40.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

40.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 41.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

41.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 50.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

50.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 59.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

59.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 72.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

72.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 75.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

75.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 11 FPS on Control

Control

11 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 13.5 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 16.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 19.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

19.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 20.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 22.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

22.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 24.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 25.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

25.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 27.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 27.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB gets 30.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1530 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1785 MHzvs925 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU116GCN 1.1 Tahiti PRO2
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date14 Mar 2019vs08 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs
9.7
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
7.8
2560x1440
8
green tick vs
5.8
3840x2160
5.9
green tick vs
4.3

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.1GB/secvs240GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs1792
Actual Shader Performance100%vs80%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units88vs112
Texture Rate134.6 GTexel/svs95.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate73.4 GPixel/svs27.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs200 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11.2
Shader Model6.2vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB is an entry to mid-level Nvidia graphics card which launched on March 14th, 2019. The GeForce GTX 1660 is designed to compete against AMD's more affordable gaming cards such as the RX 570 and the RX 580, and replaces the outgoing GTX 1060. The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with dual-fan cooling, reinforced backplate, and a compact size. This graphics card has average overclocking potential.

Architecture
The Turing GPU architecture aims for 30-50% improved performance compared to the previous-gen Pascal Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Turing TU116, more specifically the TU166-300-A1, which has 22 SM activated and thus 1408 Shader Processing Units, 88 TMUs, and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1530 MHz and goes up to 1785 MHz with the Boost Clock, the same as the reference model.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5 through a 192-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 2001MHz, or 8GHz effective.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1660 will enable medium to high graphics performance on modern AAA 2018 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect this card to deliver around 50+ FPS on High graphics settings at 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 1060.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1660 Colorful NB Battle-Ax 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440, so our recommendation would be to use 1920x1080 in order to get the most out of your settings. We recommend a high-end processor such as the i5-8500 and 12GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Overview
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is an OEM Only, High-End Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Tahiti PRO2 which has 28 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 850MHz and goes up to 925MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 200W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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