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GeForce GTX Titan vs Geforce GTX 690

Intro

The GeForce GTX Titan uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 837 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1502 MHz on this specific model. It features 2688 SPUs as well as 224 TAUs and 48 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Geforce GTX 690, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 915 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1502 MHz on this card. It features 1536 SPUs along with 128 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

(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

Performance-wise, the Geforce GTX 690 should theoretically be much superior to the GeForce GTX Titan in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 690 should be a lot (approximately 25%) better at AF 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 a high screen resolution 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 maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum 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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