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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB Radeon RX 550 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 126%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 65%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 46% 2%
Halo: Reach 72% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 126%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 65%
FIFA 20 53% 12%
Doom Eternal 25% 42%
Grand Theft Auto VI 34% 152%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 65%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB.

The GTX 1660 has a 440 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 550. This results in the GTX 1660 providing 73.6 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 440 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 550. This results in the GTX 1660 providing 56 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 a year more recently than the RX 550, and so the GTX 1660 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RX 550.

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 2048 MB more video memory than the RX 550, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1660 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1660 has 192.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 550, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1660 is massively better than the RX 550.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 550 4GB has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1660 is 2577 and the actual shader performance of the RX 550 is 1075. The GTX 1660 having 1502 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 RX 550.

The GTX 1660 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RX 550. This means that the GTX 1660 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RX 550.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB requires 130 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 550 4GB requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 1660 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the RX 550. The GTX 1660 requires 55 Watts more than the RX 550 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1660 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 550.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 36.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.3 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 16.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 37.5 FPS on Control

Control

37.5 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 17.3 FPS on Control

Control

17.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 37.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

37.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 17.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

17.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 41.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.6 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 22.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

22.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 44.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.3 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 20.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

20.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 44.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.3 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 20.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

20.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 52.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

52.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 24.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

24.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 58.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

58.3 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 27 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 59.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

59.3 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 27.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

27.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 59.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

59.4 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 27.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

27.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 60.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

60.5 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 28 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 63.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.7 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 29.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

29.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 73.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

73.4 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 33.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

33.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 74.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

74.5 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 34.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

34.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 77.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

77.4 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 35.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

35.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 77.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

77.7 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 35.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

35.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 111.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

111.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 51.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

51.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 23.2 FPS on Control

Control

23.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 10.7 FPS on Control

Control

10.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 28.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

28.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 13 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 30.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 14.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

14.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 32.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

32.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 15.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

15.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 40.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

40.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 18.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 40.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.4 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 18.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

18.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 41.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 19 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 42.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

42.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 19.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

19.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 51 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 23.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

23.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 60.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

60.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 27.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

27.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 73.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 33.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

33.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 75.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

75.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 35 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

35 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 11.1 FPS on Control

Control

11.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 5.1 FPS on Control

Control

5.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 13.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.6 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 7.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

7.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 16.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.2 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 7.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 20 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

20 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 9.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

9.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 20.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20.5 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 9.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

9.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 22.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

22.9 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 10.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

10.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 24.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

24.8 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 11.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

11.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 25.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

25.7 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 13.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

13.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 28.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 13 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 28.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.1 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 13 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB gets 30.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30.9 FPS

Radeon RX 550 4GB gets 14.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

14.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1530 MHzvs1090 MHz
Boost Clock1830 MHzvs1200 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU116GCN 1.3 Baffin XT
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date14 Mar 2019vs18 Apr 2017
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
8.1
2560x1440
8
green tick vs
5.9
3840x2160
5.9
green tick vs
4.2

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs-
Memory TypeGDDR5vs-
Memory Bandwidth192.1GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs896
Actual Shader Performance100%vs52%
Technology12nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units88vs56
Texture Rate134.6 GTexel/svs61 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs16
Pixel Rate73.4 GPixel/svs17.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x2880
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power130 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 27 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model6.2vs-
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHzAMD Ryzen R3 1200X
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1660 Gainward Ghost OC 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 Gainward Ghost OC 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with a dual-fan cooling solution, Expertool II compatibility, and is certified VR-Ready. This graphics card has average overclocking potential.

Architecture
The Turing GPU architecture aims for 30-50% as much performance as 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 1830 MHz with the Boost Clock, providing a small 3% overclock versus 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 130W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector and a minimum of a 450W power supply.

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 Gainward Ghost OC 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 RX 550 4GB is an Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Baffin XT which has 14 Compute Units activated and thus 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no Extra Connectors are required.

Performance
This graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 550 4GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1600p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 550 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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