NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z vs AMD Radeon RX 580

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z
AMD Radeon RX 580

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
GK110B
 
Polaris 20
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
28 May 2014
 
18 April 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$2,999
 
$229
Price now
$3350
 
$233

Technical specs

GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580'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 Z and Radeon RX 580's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2x 2880
 
2304
CUDA cores
5760
 
n/d
Core clock speed
705 MHz
 
1257 MHz
Boost Clock
876 MHz
 
1340 MHz
Transistor count
7,080 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
375 Watt
 
185 Watt
Texture fill rate
338 billion / sec
 
193.0 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2x 5,046 gflops
 
6,175 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580 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)
 
241 mm
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
Two 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
12 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
768-bit (384-bit per GPU)
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
672 GB / s
 
256.0 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-
HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d
G-SYNC support
+
 
-
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Blu Ray 3D
+
 
-
3D Gaming
+
 
-
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
n/d
3D Vision Live
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
FXAA
+
 
n/d
TXAA
+
 
n/d
Adaptive VSync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX TITAN Z 39.98
RX 580 44.10 +10.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX TITAN Z 17130 +23%
RX 580 13927

Passmark

GTX TITAN Z 7693
RX 580 8486 +10.3%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
325 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX TITAN Z and Radeon RX 580 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z

Wider memory bus (768 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2880 vs 2304)
Higher memory bandwidth (672 vs 256 GB/s)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
3D Vision
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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
TXAA
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
SLI-Ready
NVIDIA Surround
G-SYNC-ready
GameStream (streams data between the PC and NVIDIA SHIELD device attached to a TV. Basically allows using the PC as a gaming console)
Shield-Ready
HDMI
HDCP
G-SYNC support
Blu Ray 3D
3D Gaming
3D Vision Live

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580

10.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 28 May 2014)
Cheaper ($229 vs $2999)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (185 vs 375 watts)

So, GTX TITAN Z or RX 580?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 580.
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