AMD Radeon R9 FURY X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.71
 
0.86
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Kepler
GPU code name
Fiji
 
GK110B
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
24 June 2015 (6 years ago)
 
28 May 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
$2,999
Price now
$530 (0.8x MSRP)
 
$1510 (0.5x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
4096
 
2880
Core clock speed
1050 MHz
 
705 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
876 MHz
Number of transistors
8,900 million
 
7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
275 Watt
 
375 Watt
Texture fill rate
268.8
 
210.2
Floating-point performance
8,602 gflops
 
2x 5,046 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
191 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
HBM
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
7000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
512.0 GB/s
 
336.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (11_1)
Shader Model
6.3
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.1.126
CUDA
-
 
3.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 FURY X 37.27 +10.5%
GTX TITAN Z 33.74

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

R9 FURY X 16710
GTX TITAN Z 17130 +2.5%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

R9 FURY X 10044 +10.4%
GTX TITAN Z 9095

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 FURY X and GeForce GTX TITAN Z. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
858 Mh/s +164%
 
325 Mh/s −164%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
33.4 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

R9 FURY X satisfies 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

GTX TITAN Z satisfies 99% minimum and 94% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
94%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
94%

Competitors of Radeon R9 FURY X from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 FURY X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 FURY X:

Competitors of GeForce GTX TITAN Z from AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX TITAN Z's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 5500 XT, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX TITAN Z:

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 FURY X

10.5% higher performance in benchmarks

Much newer (24 June 2015 vs 28 May 2014)

Cheaper ($530 vs $1510)

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 384 bit)

More pipelines (4096 vs 2880)

Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 336 GB/s)

Lower power consumption (275W vs 375W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z

We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z over AMD Radeon R9 FURY X.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon R9 FURY X, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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