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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX Titan Z EVGA Superclocked 12GB Edition Radeon R9 280X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 5%
Hitman 3 12% 36%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 4%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 40% 7%
FIFA 21 66% 47%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4% 47%
Far Cry 6 2% 52%
Genshin Impact 32% 5%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3% 50%
Battlefield 6 12% 36%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Z EVGA Superclocked 12GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 280X Crossfire.

The R9 280X has a 115 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX Titan, but the GTX Titan has 224 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 280X. As a result, the GTX Titan exhibits a 135.2 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 115 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX Titan, but the GTX Titan has 32 more Render Output Units than the R9 280X. As a result, the GTX Titan exhibits a 16.2 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 GTX Titan was released less than a year after the R9 280X, 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 6144 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 96 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 280X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX Titan is massively better than the R9 280X.

The GeForce GTX Titan Z EVGA Superclocked 12GB Edition has 5760 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX Titan is 5270. The GTX Titan having 1174 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX Titan delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 280X.

The GeForce GTX Titan Z EVGA Superclocked 12GB Edition requires 375 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire requires 550 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX Titan and a PSU with at least 1000 Watts for the R9 280X. The R9 280X requires 175 Watts more than the GTX Titan to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 280X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX Titan.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed735 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock915 MHzvs1000 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK110BGCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date28 May 2014vs01 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory12288 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth672GB/secvs576GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units5760vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units480vs256
Texture Rate352.8 GTexel/svs217.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs64
Pixel Rate70.6 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power375 Wattsvs550 Watts
Recommended PSU700 Watts & 42 Ampsvs1000 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs11.2
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4960X 6-Core 3.60GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX Titan Z EVGA Superclocked 12GB Edition is a special edition of the enthusiast GeForce GTX Titan Z.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box from 705MHz to 732MHz while its boost clock is now of 915MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so both GeForce GTX Titan Black in SLI and Radeon R9 295X2 are still faster.
Radeon R9 280X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 280X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 280X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 60% better than a single Radeon R9 280X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 280X. Expect this combination to draw up to 550 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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