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GeForce GTX Titan vs Radeon R9 290X

Intro

The GeForce GTX Titan uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 837 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1502 MHz on this particular model. It features 2688 SPUs as well as 224 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 290X, which comes with GPU clock speed of 800 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1250 MHz through a 512-bit bus. It also is comprised of 2816 SPUs, 176 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon R9 290X 10609 points
GeForce GTX Titan 10162 points
Difference: 447 (4%)

Grand Theft Auto V | 1920x1080 | Very High

Radeon R9 290X 60 FPS
GeForce GTX Titan 52 FPS
Difference: 8 (15%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX Titan 250 Watts
Radeon R9 290X 300 Watts
Difference: 50 Watts (20%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 290X should in theory perform a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX Titan overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 290X 320000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX Titan 288384 MB/sec
Difference: 31616 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX Titan will be a lot (about 33%) more effective at AF than the Radeon R9 290X. (explain)

GeForce GTX Titan 187488 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 290X 140800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 46688 (33%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 290X is much (approximately 27%) faster with regards to AA than the GeForce GTX Titan, and capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R9 290X 51200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX Titan 40176 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11024 (27%)

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.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX Titan

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX Titan Radeon R9 290X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2013 October 2013
Code Name GK110 Hawaii XT
Memory 6144 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 837 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 300 watts
Bandwidth 288384 MB/sec 320000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 187488 Mtexels/sec 140800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 40176 Mpixels/sec 51200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2688 2816
Texture Mapping Units 224 176
Render Output Units 48 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 512-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 7080 million 6200 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 number of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX Titan

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Radeon R9 290X

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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.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTX Titan vs Radeon R9 290X”
khaled-hdi@hotmail.fr says:

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