GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of TITAN Z vs 970 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX TITAN Z

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN Z

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Much higher memory bandwidth 672 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 3x higher memory bandwidth
Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much more memory 12,288 MB vs 4,096 MB 3x more memory
Much better floating-point performance 10,092 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS Around 3x better floating-point performance
Much higher texture rate 420.4 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s More than 3.8x higher texture rate
Many more texture mapping units 480 vs 104 376 more texture mapping units
Many more shading units 5,760 vs 1,664 4096 more shading units
Significantly higher pixel rate 105.12 GPixel/s vs 58.8 GPixel/s Around 80% higher pixel rate
Many more render output processors 96 vs 56 40 more render output processors
Much wider memory bus 768 bit vs 256 bit 3x wider memory bus
Better fire strike factor score 85.37 vs 72.7 More than 15% better fire strike factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 705 MHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 8,563 vs 7,752 More than 10% better PassMark score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 876 MHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 3,418 Around 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Much lower TDP 148W vs 375W 2.5x lower TDP
Better T-Rex score 8.69 frames/s vs 7.65 frames/s Around 15% better T-Rex score
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 88.6 vs 76.5 More than 15% higher battlefield 4 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX TITAN Z vs 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

332.46 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

79.68 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

1,933.42 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4


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The Titan Z is not designed with gaming at the forefront. It is a compute card that hasn't had the gaming side of it restricted like quadro cards. It can do both compute and gaming on the same BIOS. As you can see it smashes the 970 in compute tasks like bitcoin mining and ocean surface simulation so if you do a lot of MATLAB / engineering work as well as play games it is more ideal card to get.
titan z has 2x 6gb since its actually a titan sli thingy... and till now vram in sli doesnt sum up
how is what possible? A very old tech being beaten buy a new one? A product much cheaper hammering the expensive model... lol nvidia made a huge mistake with the titan Z lots of Vram but no power to process that memories, it bottle necked itself. GTX970 is the ultimate card (behind the 980) yes it has 3.5mem but it's power can never meat that FULL memory, any more Vram is a waste of time, so when we get carried away with 12gig rvam.. doesn't meaning ANYTHING if you've not got the clock to process it,these graphic card companies are selling you a product they hope you dont know the stats, the way each number means something... they hope you hear "12gig..." ... " wow 1500mhz!" and not think "but that means it'll be bottle necked because..." Inshort, right now 4k is dead, no rig runs 4k at 60fps on 2015 games ultra... stick with 1080p get 2 GTX970 much cheaper only a few frame slower than TWO titan x's... for gods sake!
How is this possible ??
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