nVIDIA GeForce TITAN Performance Prediction Updated
Category : NVIDIA
Published by Christian Ney on 19.02.13
A few days ago we we published a performance prediction/estimation on NVIDIAs upcoming GeForce GTX Titan graphics card. Back then we were calculating with GPU clock speeds of 1'050 MHz and 2'880 shader units activated. Now, that NVIDIA released the final specs we can estimate the performance with the real clock speeds which are 837 MHz base clock and 876 MHz boost clock. Futhermore NVIDIA revealed that they activated 2'688 shader units and not 2'880. So here is the updated version of our article.



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Taking a closer look at the GK110 graphics chip, you can see that basically it's an upscaled version fo the GK104 architecture (actually it's the other way round). In order to estimate the performance of a GK110 gaming graphics card we tested the GTX 660 Ti, the GTX 670 and the GTX 680. Those cards don't only feature a different number of SMX units they als have different memory interfaces. Based on the benchmark results of these three cards we did our estimation.
We repeat, the results in this article aren't the product's actual performance but a calculated estimation - we hope - accurate.


  GeForce GTX 690 GK110 GeForce TITAN GeForce GTX 680
Chip GK104 GK110 GK110 GK104
Process 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2x 3.54 billion 7.1 billion 7.1 billion 3.54 Billion
GPU clock 915 MHz (Boost 1'019 MHz) xxx MHz (Boost 1'050ish MHz) 837 MHz (Boost 876 MHz) 1'006 MHz (Boost 1'058 MHz)
Memory (2x) 2'048 MB GDDR5 6'144 MB GDDR5 6'144 MB GDDR5 2'048 MB GDDR5
Memory clock 1'500 MHz (6'000 MHz) 1'500 MHz (6'000 MHz) 1'500 MHz (6'000 MHz) 1'500 MHz (6'000 MHz)
Memory interface (2x) 256 Bit 384 Bit 384 Bit 256 Bit
Memory bandwidth 192'400 MB/s 288'400 MB/s 288'400 MB/s 192'400 MB/s
TMUs 2x 128 224 224 128
Shader Cores 2x 1'536 (8 SMX) 2'880 (15 SMX) 2'688 (14 SMX) 1'536 (8 SMX)
ROPs 32 ROPs 48 ROPs 48 ROPs 32 ROPs
Shader model SM 5 SM 5 SM 5 SM 5
Maximum board power 300 Watt xxx Watt 250 Watt 195 Watt



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Page 3 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 8 - The Witcher 2 & Max Payne 3
Page 4 - 3DMark 11 & Vantage Page 9 - Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3
Page 5 - DIRT & Sleeping Dogs


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Test Setup

Hardware

Mainboard
  • ASUS Maximus V Gene (BIOS 1604)
CPUs
  • Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.0 GHz (Turbo On / HT On)
Memory
  • G.Skill RipjawsZ Dual Channel 4x4GB CL9-9-9-24-DDR3-1600 MHz
Graphic Cards (Driver)
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 680 SLI
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 680
Drivers
  • Windows 7 x64 (up to date)
  • NVIDIA ForceWare 313.96 Beta
  • AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta4
  • Intel Chipset Driver 9.3.0.1026
HDD
  • OCZ Technology Octane 512 GB SSD
PSU
  • Seasonic Platinum SS-1000XP / 1000 Watts



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Page 2 - Test Setup Page 7 - BattleField 3 & Black Ops 2
Page 3 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 8 - The Witcher 2 & Max Payne 3
Page 4 - 3DMark 11 & Vantage Page 9 - Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3
Page 5 - DIRT & Sleeping Dogs


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3DMark - Fire Strike Performance










3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme










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Page 2 - Test Setup Page 7 - BattleField 3 & Black Ops 2
Page 3 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 8 - The Witcher 2 & Max Payne 3
Page 4 - 3DMark 11 & Vantage Page 9 - Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3
Page 5 - DIRT & Sleeping Dogs


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3DMark 11










3DMark Vantage










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Page 2 - Test Setup Page 7 - BattleField 3 & Black Ops 2
Page 3 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 8 - The Witcher 2 & Max Payne 3
Page 4 - 3DMark 11 & Vantage Page 9 - Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3
Page 5 - DIRT & Sleeping Dogs


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DIRT Showdown - Benchmark










Sleeping Dogs - Benchmark










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Page 3 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 8 - The Witcher 2 & Max Payne 3
Page 4 - 3DMark 11 & Vantage Page 9 - Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim










Borderlands 2










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Page 2 - Test Setup Page 7 - BattleField 3 & Black Ops 2
Page 3 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 8 - The Witcher 2 & Max Payne 3
Page 4 - 3DMark 11 & Vantage Page 9 - Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3
Page 5 - DIRT & Sleeping Dogs


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BattleField 3










Call of Duty: Black Ops II










Page 1 - Introduction Page 6 - Skyrim & Borderlands 2
Page 2 - Test Setup Page 7 - BattleField 3 & Black Ops 2
Page 3 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 8 - The Witcher 2 & Max Payne 3
Page 4 - 3DMark 11 & Vantage Page 9 - Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3
Page 5 - DIRT & Sleeping Dogs


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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition










Max Payne 3










Page 1 - Introduction Page 6 - Skyrim & Borderlands 2
Page 2 - Test Setup Page 7 - BattleField 3 & Black Ops 2
Page 3 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 8 - The Witcher 2 & Max Payne 3
Page 4 - 3DMark 11 & Vantage Page 9 - Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3
Page 5 - DIRT & Sleeping Dogs


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Assassin's Creed III










Far Cry 3










Page 1 - Introduction Page 6 - Skyrim & Borderlands 2
Page 2 - Test Setup Page 7 - BattleField 3 & Black Ops 2
Page 3 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 8 - The Witcher 2 & Max Payne 3
Page 4 - 3DMark 11 & Vantage Page 9 - Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3
Page 5 - DIRT & Sleeping Dogs


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Author: Christian Ney c.ney@ocaholic.ch