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GeForce GTX Titan vs Geforce GTX 690

Intro

The GeForce GTX Titan comes with a GPU clock speed of 837 MHz, and the 6144 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1502 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also features 2688 Stream Processors, 224 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Geforce GTX 690, which features a core clock frequency of 915 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1502 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 1536 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX Titan 250 Watts
Geforce GTX 690 300 Watts
Difference: 50 Watts (20%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Geforce GTX 690 is 33% quicker than the GeForce GTX Titan in general, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Geforce GTX 690 384512 MB/sec
GeForce GTX Titan 288384 MB/sec
Difference: 96128 (33%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 690 should be much (more or less 25%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX Titan. (explain)

Geforce GTX 690 234240 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX Titan 187488 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 46752 (25%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 690 is superior to the GeForce GTX Titan, and very much so. (explain)

Geforce GTX 690 58560 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX Titan 40176 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 18384 (46%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

GeForce GTX Titan

Amazon.com

Geforce GTX 690

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model GeForce GTX Titan Geforce GTX 690
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year February 2013 April 2012
Code Name GK110 GK104
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 6144 MB 2048 MB (x2)
Core Speed 837 MHz 915 MHz (x2)
Shader Speed 837 MHz 915 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective) 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective) (x2)
Unified Shaders 2688 1536 (x2)
Texture Mapping Units 224 128 (x2)
Render Output Units 48 32 (x2)
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit (x2)
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.2
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 300 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 288384 MB/sec 384512 MB/sec
Texel Rate 187488 Mtexels/sec 234240 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 40176 Mpixels/sec 58560 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

Comments

9 Responses to “GeForce GTX Titan vs Geforce GTX 690”
Anonymous says:
You can play crysis3 at very high graphics just using these gpus
SilenceMan says:
With high fps u mean cause a GTX 680 run it with about 50-60...my old GTX could run it in high with 40FPS
Gamer87 says:
Yes i can play too at very high with 50 fps with a GTX680, just when you use too much filtering it goes to 40-45fps
Anonymous says:
its better 3x sli gtx 670 the same price $1000
Gary says:
Do you hav any spec's on the gtx690 4GB version against the Titan?
LEEROY says:
Gary - speed will be near identical with cards where the only difference is memory capacity. Bus speed and core clocks etc are all the same. Only difference is more frame buffer, so the GPU can set aside larger, more detailed frames during its workload.
Anonymous says:
A GTX 690 is a 4GB card; the 4GB comes from each gpu (@ 2GB Each).
v3loxx says:
Can i play Battlefield 4 on max with one 690?

Can I play Battlefield 4 on 4k? (i guess, never on max settings and 4k :O)

Anonymous says:
I dont see why the 690 couldnt run bf4 max at 4k how ever if you were Id suggest turn some of the post processing off.

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