GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 290X vs TITAN BLACK among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

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

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290X

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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 889 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better bitcoin mining score 625.33 mHash/s vs 293.83 mHash/s Around 2.2x better bitcoin mining score
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Slightly better floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS vs 5,121 GFLOPS Around 10% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 53.3 GPixel/s More than 20% higher pixel rate
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 384 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK

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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 8,556 vs 7,331 More than 15% better PassMark score
More memory 6,144 MB vs 4,096 MB 50% more memory
Significantly more texture mapping units 240 vs 176 64 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 213.4 GTexel/s vs 176 GTexel/s More than 20% higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 40% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,424 vs 3,510 More than 25% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 250W vs 300W More than 15% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 290X vs GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
625.33 mHash/s
GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK
293.83 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
105.88 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK
82.61 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
2,415.99 frames/s
GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK
1,831.92 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
821.28 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK
832.61 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
10.65 frames/s
GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK
8.44 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Comments

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bulshit
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1186?vs=1059
The benchmarks they do are most of the time inaccurate, biased imo.
How?
this web site is one sided!!!!!!!!
They're both DX11, but you're right - that should be on there.
where is direct x version ?????
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