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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX Titan X GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 16% 46%
Hitman 3 9% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 23% 34%
Resident Evil 8 16% 46%
FIFA 21 58% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18% 105%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 26% 29%
The Medium 4% 82%
Genshin Impact 16% 46%
Far Cry 6 21% 111%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition.

The GTX 680 has a 110 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX Titan, but the GTX Titan has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the GTX Titan exhibits a 49.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 680. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 680 has a 110 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX Titan, but the GTX Titan has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the GTX Titan exhibits a 60.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 680. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX Titan was released over a year more recently than the GTX 680, and so the GTX Titan is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 680.

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 8192 MB more video memory than the GTX 680, 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 144.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 680, which means that the memory performance of the GTX Titan is massively better than the GTX 680.

The GeForce GTX Titan X has 3072 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX Titan is 4516 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1806. The GTX Titan having 2710 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 GTX 680.

The GeForce GTX Titan X requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX Titan and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680. The GTX Titan requires 55 Watts more than the GTX 680 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX Titan may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 680.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock1089 MHzvs1176 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM200-400-A1Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential None vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date17 Mar 2015vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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8.8
2560x1440
8.8
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6.4
3840x2160
6.9
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4.7

GPU Memory

Memory12288 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth336.6GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3072vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units192vs128
Texture Rate192 GTexel/svs142.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs32
Pixel Rate96 GPixel/svs35.5 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 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs550 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX Titan X is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM200-400-A1 which has 24 SM activated and thus 3072 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1089MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 12GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1753MHz. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way adds extra performance.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.2 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, VXGI, MFAA, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System is Identical to the one used on the Original Titan but colored black instead, giving it a more modern design.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and 8-pin connectors.

Release Price
GeForce GTX Titan X was released for $999.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate that 1920x1080, it is even faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2 - a dual Graphics Card.
However, GeForce GTX Titan X is best suited for 3K gaming and in that scenario, AMD's Dual Radeon R9 295X2 is considerably faster and somewhat cheaper.
Truth is, even a solution of 2 GeForce GTX 970 proves to be faster and much cheaper.
Therefore, GeForce GTX Titan X is not a worthy purchase.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX Titan X.
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.
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