GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 295X2 vs TITAN Z among Desktop GPUs over $400

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN Z 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN Z  based on its benchmarks and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 295X2

Reasons to consider the
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Higher clock speed 1,018 MHz vs 705 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 11,466 GFLOPS vs 10,092 GFLOPS Around 15% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 130.4 GPixel/s vs 105.12 GPixel/s Around 25% higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 128 vs 96 32 more render output processors
Significantly better bitcoin mining score 614.07 mHash/s vs 332.46 mHash/s Around 85% better bitcoin mining score
Wider memory bus 1,024 bit vs 768 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX TITAN Z

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN Z

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Significantly more memory 12,288 MB vs 8,192 MB 50% more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Many more texture mapping units 480 vs 352 128 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 420.4 GTexel/s vs 358.4 GTexel/s More than 15% higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 40% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 375W vs 500W 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 295X2 vs GeForce GTX TITAN Z

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
614.07 mHash/s
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
332.46 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
116.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
79.68 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
1,997.66 frames/s
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
1,933.42 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
651.4 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
844.6 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
10.68 frames/s
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
7.65 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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the titan z is the 790*
295x2 is literally the fastest card that you can buy in the fucking world, how about you use your head and look it up nvidia cum sucker
In that case it sounds like a compliment, that an enthusiast card would cut so close to the mighty Titan.
Nvidia cards suffer from two problems boost technology and parts of the ram being dedicated to other tasks. AMD cards have neither of this, last I checked even a Titan suffers from boost and ram bottlenecks. What's interesting though, the Titan isn't factory overclocked like the usual cards Nvidia sells. Since last year though AMD drivers have become much better, releases with updates are more frequent. Nvidia seems to be lacking in that department.
Interesting, everywhere else the R9 295x2 crushes the Titan Z, everywhere but here hmmmmm...
This is isn't right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM2jz0wC3Bs R9 kills Titan. But Nvidia merchandise makes an "iron curtain" in pc gamers and media.
Do read that ive said that if their drivers were perfect ,only then amd will rule the gaming world
Amd does have all kinds of problem (i.e driver, hardware, etc) believe me ive tried amd.. but this card and few cards are way beyond expectation and way ahead of nvidia's card.. only if amd's card would use less power and have better drivers AMD will rule the world.. nvidia for lower-medium ranged gpus but when going to buy high end :D better stop and think realistic.. still gonna prefer nvidia for its durability and less power consumption ..but if electricity bill aint a issue xD go foh amd ..the reason i prefer nvidias gpu for lower-medium ranged gpus is bcz of their lower power ,durability and that they rarely cross 80c under full load..(o.c) on the other hand amd is cheaper but need for liquid coolers balances it all.. but this beast has its own.. and the price is half .. half the price GODDAMIT!
Shut it your all wrong. R9 295x2 costs what like 700 bucks now? Frankly that card already has won the battle, even though its dual gpu, its a shiet ton less than any titan, and spanks all nvidias single gpu cards and is justifide by the price.
This comparison looks kind of bogus and lacking detail.
better wait for r9 390x better performance lower TDP than titan z and 295x
True.. :)
Yea but that Good AMD Still making Good price with Dual GPUs such of R9 295x2, Nvidia doesn't have the GTX 790 or 990, still not out, with Titan Dual Like the Titan Z it's good performance but not for 4K max settings in heavy games and the price is not fair. Titan X is Good GPU but the price not fair even it has 12GB it's still overprice
I agree.. R9 is much more affordable.. Nvidia is taking money for their goodwill.. the performance gap is very low even when R9 is 8 GB and Titan Z is 12 GB.. double price only for 0.4 difference.. LOL.. :P
Radeon R9 295X2 is best as its 1Ghz 8gb and the Nvidia Titan Z is 705 Mhz 12 GB.. The price difference is also way too high..
The titan z is a rip off. $1500 vs $660. please.
Funny thing, the one who started the fan boy was you lol! Personally Nvidia paid more for certain 3D programs and nulled the crap out of the gaming cards even when they are using technically more powerful cards. Intel did the same thing. Why? Because they can. The clear difference when you test out the titan and an older Quadro card. For some "odd" reason the newer "graphics" card lags behind a much older quadro with all lower specs and tessellation. In my opinion, all these companies need to do this to atleast the popular programs. We would benefit more with more programmers working to make a bunch of programs more efficient. AMD and Nvidia get their butts kicked on purpose when not using a FirePro or quadro cards with these 3D Programs. Thats why they can rack the prices up on them like crazy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPZe244Ufv0, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Z9lkP74Vg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_Fy_NlUnr0, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEgsG_wl0kc. Price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150710 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007709%20600488129 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487038 Now before you call me a AMD fan boy, My situation is this; I swore I would never buy a pre-built gaming computer ever again. I have done my homework on ALOT of AMD and Nvidia cards. I do not have a huge bank account, however I am reluctant to purchase an older card and do SLI or Crossfire if I can buy 1 card that out performs a dual set-up. I was considering a GTX 980, the cheapest one I could find was 535 U.S dollars. If I spend a couple hundred dollars extra I can get a R9 295x2, that comes with it's own liquid cooler. I am not loyal to either manufacturer, I want the most for MY money. If Nvidia has a card that can out perform the R9 295x2 for a closer or cheaper price, Nvidia would get my money. All the research I have done says 2 GTX 980's in SLI doesn't even come close to 1 R9 295x2 ( Or in price). Okay what about the Titan X,Y,Z ( y was a joke)? Again price versus performance- it would cost me more to buy the 2 Nvidia cards. The whole reason I am on this site is to find a good card for my purposes, for my budget. I have to agree that this site favors Nvidia. If you are going to compare Radeon's flagship card, it should be against Nvidia's flagship card. Not R9 290x vs the Titan X,Y,Z. I have watched many tech reviews, video's, and compared many prices, specs etc. etc. Someone asked I think How would the 295x perform in crossfire, and it's ridiculous. Honestly if I am going to spend 500+ on 1 card, I may as well go the extra 200 for the 295x2. If I am reading false info, or listing inaccurate prices I apologize. I am just trying to build a good 3D randering/ Gaming system for my needs. I want every dollar to count and do not want to have to upgrade every year. I am by no means a Tech guru or probably even 5% as knowledgeable about this stuff as most of you, I only know how far I can stretch my dollar. In regards to powerbill, 5-7 dollars extra a month one site said. Higher wattage yes- all AMD card usually run higher watts and hotter, and AMD made a solution for the enthusiast not for themselves. 1 con against however is if you were to have the money to run two of these in crossfire(10-14 dollars/months extra maybe.) You would need a high quality PSU 1200-1600 and still may have to be concerned; and a problem in the US, I read is our outlets cannot draw the full 1500-1600 watts(more like 1200-1300). Every review I read or watched said the stock cooler keeps one at 75 degrees, custom blocks and liquid cooling 10-15 degree's less, 2 I am not sure about, if your loops were well placed then yeah sure. There is also reviews where they ran 1 R9 295x2 off of 1 1000w PSU.
this site is fake
See the whole price for power thing used to go for AMD, but with the new 900s, Nvidia seems to be keeping up with that.
I had a HD 6870 and now a HD 7870. It isn't the most powerful card but I have never had ANY problems with EITHER of these cards. The 7870 is powerful enough to play new games on medium-high setting. You weren't trying to use this on a £35 motherboard by any chance were you? Or choosing the wrong in-game settings? Or your windows is a crap install? Or maybe you don't have a clue about any of this.... I have played games as early as 1999 on the HD 7870. No problems whatsoever.
if you have money for that gpus than you also have enough to pay bills for electricity and from that TDP you can see which card is more powerful
I agree, and the R9 295x2 is better because what i care about the performance i got 1500w powersupply i got no issue to run 2 295x2 cfx but for now the Titan Z and the 295x2 is out of date because this cards are expensive and both got DirectX 11, i got the GTX 970 which it's future proof i will get my second GTX970 later it's worthy! :)
"I like AMD but I prefer NViDiA"...... You need to check yourself out there buddy.... I'm not necessarily saying you are a fanboy to AMD... it's just what it looks like to me. Anyway, back onto the discussion of cards! The Radeon R9 295x2 is the better card in terms of perf/watt, which completely throws out the window the issue of a higher TDP, because although the Titan Z has a lower TDP, it also has a lower perf/watt because it doesn't have enough performance to match the lower TDP compared to the Radeon R9 295x2. If I had the money, I would definitely choose 2 R9 295x2's instead of a single Titan Z purely because it (the Radeon) has a better perf/watt.
TitanZ is superior in every aspect, the only thing it makes a difference in 295x2 favour is the water coooling. Any TitanZ owner would have it water cooled thus surpassing by far the AMD counterpart. Just take a look, 295x2 1020Mhz/water vs TitanZ 700Mhz/air.
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