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Nvidia Titan X vs Radeon R9 295X2


Intro

The Nvidia Titan X comes with core speeds of 1417 MHz on the GPU, and 1251 MHz on the 12288 MB of GDDR5X RAM. It features 3584 SPUs as well as 224 Texture Address Units and 96 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 295X2, which has a core clock frequency of 1018 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1250 MHz. It also uses a 512-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 2816 SPUs, 176 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Nvidia Titan X 250 Watts
Radeon R9 295X2 500 Watts
Difference: 250 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 295X2 will be 30% faster than the Nvidia Titan X overall, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 640000 MB/sec
Nvidia Titan X 491520 MB/sec
Difference: 148480 (30%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 295X2 is a small bit (about 13%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Nvidia Titan X. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 358336 Mtexels/sec
Nvidia Titan X 317408 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 40928 (13%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Nvidia Titan X is a better choice, but only just. (explain)

Nvidia Titan X 136032 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 295X2 130304 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5728 (4%)

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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Nvidia Titan X

Amazon.com

Radeon R9 295X2

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

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Model Nvidia Titan X Radeon R9 295X2
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year August 2016 April 2014
Code Name GP102-400 Vesuvius
Memory 12288 MB 4096 MB (x2)
Core Speed 1417 MHz 1018 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 10008 MHz 5000 MHz (x2)
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 500 watts
Bandwidth 491520 MB/sec 640000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 317408 Mtexels/sec 358336 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 136032 Mpixels/sec 130304 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 3584 2816 (x2)
Texture Mapping Units 224 176 (x2)
Render Output Units 96 64 (x2)
Bus Type GDDR5X GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 512-bit (x2)
Fab Process 16 nm 28 nm
Transistors 12000 million 6200 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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Nvidia Titan X

Amazon.com

Radeon R9 295X2

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.

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