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GeForce GTX Titan Black vs Radeon R9 295X2

Intro

The GeForce GTX Titan Black makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 889 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1750 MHz on this particular card. It features 2880 SPUs along with 240 Texture Address Units and 48 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon R9 295X2, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 1018 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1250 MHz on this specific model. It features 2816 SPUs along with 176 Texture Address Units and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

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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 295X2 21205 points
GeForce GTX Titan Black 11666 points
Difference: 9539 (82%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX Titan Black 250 Watts
Radeon R9 295X2 500 Watts
Difference: 250 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 295X2, in theory, should be much faster than the GeForce GTX Titan Black in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 640000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX Titan Black 336000 MB/sec
Difference: 304000 (90%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 295X2 will be much (more or less 68%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX Titan Black. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 358336 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX Titan Black 213360 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 144976 (68%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R9 295X2 is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 130304 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX Titan Black 42672 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 87632 (205%)

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

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GeForce GTX Titan Black

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX Titan Black Radeon R9 295X2
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2014 April 2014
Code Name GK110-430 Vesuvius
Memory 6144 MB 4096 MB (x2)
Core Speed 889 MHz 1018 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 5000 MHz (x2)
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 500 watts
Bandwidth 336000 MB/sec 640000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 213360 Mtexels/sec 358336 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 42672 Mpixels/sec 130304 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2880 2816 (x2)
Texture Mapping Units 240 176 (x2)
Render Output Units 48 64 (x2)
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 512-bit (x2)
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 4.4 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it must 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 AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at 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 that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka 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 - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX Titan Black

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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

23 Responses to “GeForce GTX Titan Black vs Radeon R9 295X2”
Jessy says:

It's one of those things where, if you have the power supply to handle it; chooce the 295x2. But then you kind of have to remember, the last Titan was PRIMARILY made for rendering programs such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Solidworks, etc. Radeon cards are made for gaming. So most of the time will give better preformance during these types of activities.

jake says:

now i we all know this is a dual gpu card vs a single gpu card BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT the price is only 500% difference and you get almost twice the performance in real word

ALSO
a the R9 295X2 will tie gtx titans blacks in sli
so that would be a 1500$ card tiing a 2000$ card in real wold gaming

Cracker says:

Titan Suck!
Просто выебан во все дырки и промеж сисек! xD

Nvidiasuck says:

lol get wreck nvidia

Vicious says:

Shows a lot how you guys know anything about GPUs and building concept in general. R9 295X2 is a dual GPU (just like GTX 690). Just wait till GTX 790 comes out then you'll see what happens to your R9 295X. That water cooler is pathetic.. Get an open loop kit and run it properly. I can't believe, people actually buy this... Oh well not my money 🙂 You can build such a better setup for same amount of price on GPUs.

Anon says:

For all those saying the titan sucks go and learn something about why it doesn't first. 6gb of ram on one gpu means that it can do 4k better because in dual gpu you the second lot of ram isnt used particularly well also i would like to point out that the amd card is hideously inefficient and i'd imagine fairly noisy

Revan says:

nvidia is a sinking ship as the gaming industry has adopted the AMD GNU (both consoles and PC) hehe

Cryttek says:

Titan-Z now available @ amazon.com

Spaceman Spiff says:

The 790 is two 780s put together rather then two 780Ti's

Honestly with Maxwell around the corner its a pretty lame addition to the Nvidea line up.

To the guy who doesn't have an R9 295x its ridiculous quiet and cool, Nvidea could get some tips from that hybrid design.

Spaceman Spiff says:

The 780 Ti is still king though.. many games still don't support multiple gpu's.

I never understood why people buy dual gpu cards that are/will be under clocked.. 690,790,titan Z as opposed to 2 single gpu's that can be SLI'd. Its nice that radeon stepped it up with the 295x.

Anonymous says:

The "titan Z" Came out, a dual GPU titan... And the R9 295x2 Kicks it's ass in gaming for half the price!

big VULTURE says:

آبروی انویدیا در خطره . امبدوارم تایتان زد آبروداری کنه !!!!

Brock says:

nvidia sucks everywhere, AMD is king of gaming world...

xbulti says:

R9 295X2 trumps the Titan Z at $1500 vs $3000. For those who say put Titan in SLI, spend $3000 dollars and you can crossfire R9 295X2, and if you say most games don't support multiple gpu's mantle is roling out, which takes some of the cpu load and places it onto the gpu, so yeah, AMD is easily the better choice here even the $1500 AMD card vs the $3000 Nvidia card.

rjsj9803 says:

Arguing over video card manufacturers if a bit like the my dad is harder than your dad bullshit, grow up kids.

Kane says:

Spaceman Spiff The Radeon R9 295X2 is faster than the 290x. Also I'm still running my maine Gaming rig with a GTX 295 and 90% of all my games that I play support Dual GPUs on one PCB. The only game that does not support dual GPUs is The Sims 4

ljl87 says:

200 bucks to get 2x the performance. Lunatic!

kkk says:

@jake
Titan does NOT tie in sli with 1x R9 295X2. Get your facts straight

kkk says:

as in meaning that R9 295X2 will still win in comparison even with 2 titans on sli.

will says:

500W ?...lol.......piece of power hungry junk..you're gonna need 1000$ for the card and another for your electricity bill..AMD is shit i bet my ass that the Nvidia equivalent of this will be a 250w tops

sdfgb says:

Any idiot who pays !!!!

Ryanccm says:

For SETI@home and Milkyway@home I would use R9 295X2 but maybe upgrade its cooling system.

داوود says:

انویدیا عقب نمیکشه خوفترشو میزنه

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