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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition GeForce GTX Titan Inno3D Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 40% 14%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40% 14%
Cyberpunk 2077 92% 56%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 30% 6%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 92% 56%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 36% 48%
The Outer Worlds 16% 5%
Borderlands 3 47% 20%
FIFA 20 26% 39%
Need For Speed Heat 40% 14%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Inno3D Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition.

The R9 280X has a 163 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX Titan, but the GTX Titan has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 280X. As a result, the GTX Titan exhibits a 59.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R9 280X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 280X has a 163 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX Titan, but the GTX Titan has 16 more Render Output Units than the R9 280X. As a result, the GTX Titan exhibits a 8.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R9 280X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 280X was released less than a year after the GTX Titan, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX Titan has 3072 MB more video memory than the R9 280X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX Titan also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX Titan has 0.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 280X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX Titan is marginally better than the R9 280X.

The Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX Titan Inno3D Edition has 2688. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 280X is 1915 and the actual shader performance of the GTX Titan is 2355. The GTX Titan having 440 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX Titan delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 280X.

The Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX Titan Inno3D Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 280X and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX Titan. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs837 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs876 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Tahiti XTLKepler GK110-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date09 Oct 2013vs19 Feb 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
8.7
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9.6
2560x1440
6.5
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7.1
3840x2160
5
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5.4

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs2688
Actual Shader Performance92%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs224
Texture Rate128 GTexel/svs187.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate32 GPixel/svs40.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Wattsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "WindForce", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 850MHz to 1000MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1100MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card offers the same performance a GeForce GTX 770 does.
GeForce GTX Titan Inno3D Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX Titan. Check its page to know more about its Core.
This edition has no special features - no overclocking out of the box and no custom cooling system.
Therefore, its performance is exactly like the reference GeForce GTX Titan.
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