GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of TITAN Z vs 980 among Desktop GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980  based on its 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 higher texture rate 420.4 GTexel/s vs 155.6 GTexel/s Around 2.8x higher texture rate
Much better floating-point performance 10,092 GFLOPS vs 4,981 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Many more texture mapping units 480 vs 128 352 more texture mapping units
Many more shading units 5,760 vs 2,048 3712 more shading units
Much wider memory bus 768 bit vs 256 bit 3x wider memory bus
Higher pixel rate 105.12 GPixel/s vs 77.82 GPixel/s More than 35% higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 96 vs 64 32 more render output processors
Better fire strike factor score 85.37 vs 76.57 More than 10% better fire strike factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 980

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 705 MHz Around 60% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,216 MHz vs 876 MHz Around 40% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower TDP 165W vs 375W 2.3x lower TDP
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 93.4 vs 76.5 More than 20% higher battlefield 4 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX TITAN Z vs 980

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Titan Z is way better m8's
something is not ok with your test guys. is not possible to win 980 gtx against r9 295x2. I made the test and r9 295x2 is much better than 980 gtx
You must be crazy to think this is true... Titan Z is made up of 2 titans in one. One Titan can beat this card easily. Go compare a Titan with gtx 980
nex thing you can do is prove ge force 210 > titan z
So much h8, m8! People don't seem to understand that the benchmarks can only register one GPU core at a time, while the Titan Z's power all comes from it being a dual GPU card. It's basically comparing a GTX 980 to a GTX 780 Ti with more VRAM, considering that MOAR VRAM + 2(GTX 780 Ti) = Titan Z
They don't pruposefully run the test on a single chip, they just run tests that can only measure a single chip at any given time. You can confirm this by looking at any of their results regarding the 7990, 690, 590, 295x2, titan z, or literaly any other dual gpu solution.
titan z is way way way more better... but not like this on standard.... he is like an unleash force.... after its been oc from 705mhz to 1300mhz wil be score like 10 vs 8 in favor to titan z, just look on output cpu :) dat memory bus 4x biger... dat memory 3x bigger :) definetly titan z after oc is best video card ever ... mi oppinion
The Titan Z isn't outright better than the GTX 980 because it's an older card and uses an older chipset (roughly it's more akin to having 2 overdriven GTX 780's). Nvidia are pretty obtuse about this and don't bother to talk about GPU information prominently on their site, even in the specifications page. While the Titan Z is two GPU's in one card and comes 6 GB (3 GB per GPU) and 12 GB (6 GB per GPU) versions - meaning it has more of texture memory than most GTX 980's - it doesn't have the Maxwell chipset that's in the newer 980's, and so the Titan doesn't have the same feature support. From a gaming perspective, the only pressing reason to get a Titan Z is if if you want to drive multiple displays, or an Ultra HD 4k display and want a single card solution. However, even then, you can get 2 x GTX 980 cards and run them with SLI - which will be slightly more hassle but should perform better in practice for the majority of games (and newer and certainly future titles ought to look better on a 980). The Titan Z is an easy solution for those who want good Ultra HD or multi monitor performance without hassle or space requirements of SLI (although it's worth noting it take-up 3 PCI slots and you can run the Titan Z itself in SLI if you have *multiple* 4k displays). It's an attractive card for the small number of people in that bracket who are not fussed about having the very latest GPU (which perhaps includes doing 3D demos at shows or R&D work), but I think most gamers would be happier with a GTX 980 (with or without SLI - learning in mind you can get 2 x 980's for less money).
The Titan Z is made to have two cards used as one, without the disadvantages of running SLI (occasional bugginess, etc.)... why would they only run the performance of ONE of the chips in this video card? They wouldn't.
i don't get it ! , but how can this happen whil the other one is cheeper ?
You guys do know when they run these test it only registers the one card in the titan z not both. So pretty much double what the Titan z got. If you're dumb enough to think the 980 is better than the titan z just watch a comparison video on youtube.
This is some damn bullshit.
Nope. This shouldn't even be remotely possible in any way, shape or form.
DX12 :D
How did the titan z lose in compute performance?
Wow get wrecked Titan Z, our new Nvidia Overlords have arrived, brought to by the horrible information of this site!
wtf... no sure about this
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