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GeForce GTX Titan vs Geforce GTX 690
IntroThe GeForce GTX Titan comes with core speeds of 837 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 6144 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2688 SPUs along with 224 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.
Compare all that to the Geforce GTX 690, which makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 915 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a speed of 1502 MHz on this particular model. It features 1536 SPUs along with 128 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Geforce GTX 690 should in theory perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTX Titan in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 690 should be a lot (more or less 25%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX Titan. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Geforce GTX 690 should be a lot (about 46%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX Titan, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)
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.
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.
Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.