NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X vs AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.09
 
10.36
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 5.0
Code name
GM200
 
Vega 10
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
17 March 2015
 
27 June 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$999
Price now
$2000
 
$600

Technical specs

GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3072
 
4096
CUDA cores
3072
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1382 MHz
Boost Clock
1075 MHz
 
1600 MHz
Transistor count
8,000 million
 
12,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
192 billion / sec
 
409.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
6,691 gflops
 
13,107 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
267 mm
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
n/d
Recommended system power (PSU)
600 Watt
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin + 8-pin
 
2x 8-pin
SLI options
4x
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
12 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
2048 Bit
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
1890 MHz
Memory bandwidth
336.5 GB / s
 
483.8 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
n/d
HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GameStream
+
 
-
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
-
GPU Boost
2.0
 
n/d
GameWorks
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX TITAN X 46.76
Vega Frontier Edition 47.05 +0.6%

Passmark

GTX TITAN X 10691
Vega Frontier Edition 11217 +4.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
788 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX TITAN X and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X

Less power hungry (250 vs 300 watts)
HDCP
NVIDIAGameStreamReady
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GameWorks
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Advantages of AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (27 June 2017 vs 17 March 2015)
Wider memory bus (2048 vs 384 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 3072)
Higher memory bandwidth (483.8 vs 336.5 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

So, GTX TITAN X or Vega Frontier Edition?

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