NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Rumored to Beat AMD’s Radeon RX 5500 XT (Navi 14)

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If reports from prominent outlets are to be believed, then NVIDIA’s answer to little Navi, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super will end up beating the latter. Although these are estimates and might not actually turn out to be 100% correct, we have reason to believe that that won’t be the case. The source (Igor from Germany) is one of the more reputed people in the industry, and it’s highly possible that he already has the cards on hand and/or the official performance figures. Since of course, he can’t disclose anything at this point officially, he might have published these as estimates.

Looking at the performance chart from Igor’s Lab, it appears that the Radeon RX 5500 XT will be faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 (probably at the same price) but will lag behind its Super variant. The 1660 Super is expected to deliver performance just a few frames less than the GTX 1660 Ti, making the latter a less enticing buy. Higher up, we have the RX 5600 XT which will bridge the gap between the 5500 XT and the 5700. This upper mid-range part is expected to sit between the GTX 1660 Ti and the RTX 2060. From what I know, it’ll probably be priced the same or slightly higher than the Ti.

GeForce GTX 1660 Super and Radeon RX 5500 Specs

As for the specs, we know more about the NVIDIA lineup compared to the Radeon parts. The GeForce GTX 1660 Super will feature the same TU116 die as the vanilla 1660 but swap out the older GDDR5 memory in favor of the newer GDDR6 standard. This will make the former competitive with AMD’s Radeon RX 5500 XT which will almost certainly come with GDDR6 and a clock speed of approximately 1.7GHz.

Source: WCCFTech
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There’s also speculation regarding the GTX 1650 Ti but as of now, there’s no solid proof of its existence. The higher-end Radeon RX 5600 XT will most likely feature the full Navi 14 die while the 5500 XT will get a cut-down variant. The mid-range GPU market is heating up and we expect it to become more competitive than ever in the coming weeks. These newer GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD are expected to land by the end of this month, at least the 1660 Super and the 5500 XT.

The only space where AMD hasn’t established its presence is the top-end GPU market, but I suspect that team red will take care of that next year. Navi 20 is expected rival NVIDIA’s flagship offerings, and after a long time, the ultra high-end segment should become rather competitive.

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