GeForce RTX 3090 vs TITAN RTX

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NVIDIA TITAN RTX
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1350
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1400
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 19500
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating3711
Value for money12.7414.19
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameTU102Ampere GA102
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date18 December 2018
(4 years old)
24 September 2020
(2 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,499 $1,499
Current price$1450 (0.6x MSRP)$1734 (1.2x MSRP)
Value for money

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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 cores460810496
Core clock speed1350 MHz1400 MHz
Boost clock speed1770 MHz1700 MHz
Number of transistors18,600 million28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)280 Watt350 Watt
Texture fill rate509.8556.0

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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length267 mm313 mm
Width2-slot3-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin1x 12-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 typeGDDR6GDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount24 GB24 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz19500 MHz
Memory bandwidth672.0 GB/s936.2 GB/s
Shared memoryno data-

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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI++

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.02.0
Vulkan1.2.1311.2
CUDA7.58.5

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.

TITAN RTX 47.89
RTX 3090 68.21
+42.4%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

TITAN RTX 18858
RTX 3090 26858
+42.4%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 42% in Passmark.

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

TITAN RTX 99561
RTX 3090 120950
+21.5%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 21% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

TITAN RTX 49589
RTX 3090 61518
+24.1%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 24% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

TITAN RTX 177748
RTX 3090 231612
+30.3%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 30% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

TITAN RTX 27904
RTX 3090 38539
+38.1%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 38% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

TITAN RTX 35758
RTX 3090 47241
+32.1%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 32% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

TITAN RTX 130556
RTX 3090 204921
+57%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 57% in GeekBench 5 OpenCL.

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

TITAN RTX 532231
RTX 3090 779348
+46.4%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 46% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

TITAN RTX 94050
RTX 3090 138637
+47.4%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 47% in GeekBench 5 Vulkan.

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

TITAN RTX 166517
RTX 3090 238123
+43%

GeForce RTX 3090 outperforms TITAN RTX by 43% in GeekBench 5 CUDA.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD160
−16.9%
187
+16.9%
1440p113
−22.1%
138
+22.1%
4K86
−15.1%
99
+15.1%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 79
−159%
205
+159%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 104
−32.7%
138
+32.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 104
−8.7%
113
+8.7%
Battlefield 5 163
−5.5%
172
+5.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 213
+20.3%
177
−20.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 79
−120%
174
+120%
Far Cry 5 165
−22.4%
202
+22.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 135
−24.4%
168
+24.4%
Forza Horizon 4 187
+6.9%
175
−6.9%
Hitman 3 222
+11.6%
199
−11.6%
Horizon Zero Dawn 142
−34.5%
191
+34.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 133
−29.3%
172
+29.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 174
−41.4%
246
+41.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 112
−15.2%
129
+15.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 95
−27.4%
121
+27.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 88
−14.8%
101
+14.8%
Battlefield 5 164
+3.8%
158
−3.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180
+6.5%
169
−6.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 79
−91.1%
151
+91.1%
Far Cry 5 156
−24.4%
194
+24.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 129
−24.8%
161
+24.8%
Forza Horizon 4 186
+6.3%
175
−6.3%
Hitman 3 206
+5.1%
196
−5.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 118
−41.5%
167
+41.5%
Metro Exodus 134
−30.6%
175
+30.6%
Red Dead Redemption 2 93
−41.9%
132
+41.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 165
−38.8%
229
+38.8%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 267
−37.8%
368
+37.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 97
−19.6%
116
+19.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 79
−16.5%
92
+16.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 80
−12.5%
90
+12.5%
Battlefield 5 160
+9.6%
146
−9.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 78
−66.7%
130
+66.7%
Far Cry 5 146
−21.2%
177
+21.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 117
−23.1%
144
+23.1%
Forza Horizon 4 175
+5.4%
166
−5.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 139
−29.5%
180
+29.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 86
−22.1%
105
+22.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 131
−13.7%
149
+13.7%
Hitman 3 145
−22.8%
178
+22.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 90
−56.7%
141
+56.7%
Metro Exodus 85
−35.3%
115
+35.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 63
−46%
92
+46%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 121
−38.8%
168
+38.8%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 50−55
−57.7%
82
+57.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 66
−18.2%
78
+18.2%
Battlefield 5 95−100
−35.4%
130
+35.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 66
−36.4%
90
+36.4%
Far Cry 5 134
−26.9%
170
+26.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 114
−21.1%
138
+21.1%
Forza Horizon 4 157
−4.5%
164
+4.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 70
−27.1%
89
+27.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 79
−21.5%
96
+21.5%
Hitman 3 82
−45.1%
119
+45.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 54
−64.8%
89
+64.8%
Metro Exodus 55
−38.2%
76
+38.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 41
−56.1%
64
+56.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 66
−45.5%
96
+45.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 103
−48.5%
153
+48.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 52
−25%
65
+25%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 43
−30.2%
56
+30.2%
Battlefield 5 97
−16.5%
113
+16.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 33
−39.4%
46
+39.4%
Far Cry 5 80
−35%
108
+35%
Far Cry New Dawn 82
−28%
105
+28%
Forza Horizon 4 114
−28.9%
147
+28.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 43
−37.2%
59
+37.2%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 47.89 68.21
Recency 18 December 2018 24 September 2020
Cost $2499 $1499
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4608 10496
Memory bandwidth 672 936.2
Chip lithography 12 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 280 Watt 350 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GeForce RTX 3090

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of TITAN RTX by AMD

The nearest TITAN RTX's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3090 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3090 from AMD is Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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