Quick Test: GeForce GTX TITAN vs GTX TITAN Black




GeForce GTX TITAN Black

I had the oppurtunity to test a GeForce GTX TITAN Black (an ASUS model) for few hours and I compared it with the basic GTX TITAN card.

Quick recap of GTX Titan features:

GeForce GTX TITAN
GPU: Kepler GK110 @ 836MHz (base) / 876MHz (boost)
– CUDA cores: 2688 (14 SMX)
– 224 TMUs, 48 ROPs

GeForce GTX TITAN Black
– GPU: Kepler GK110 @ 889MHz (base) / 980MHz (boost)
– CUDA cores: 2880 (15 SMX)
– 240 TMUs, 48 ROPs


GeForce GTX TITAN Black

Let’s see if the additional SMX and the higher clock speed will make a significant difference.

Testbed
– CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.4GHz
– Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER M5
– Memory: 16GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz
– OS: Win 8.1 PRO 64-bit
– Graphics drivers: R344.11
– PSU: Corsair AX860i

Unigine Valley 1.0

Settings: Extreme HD (1920×1080 fullscreen, DX11, …).

+0.2% – 64.4 FPS, Score: 2695 – GeForce GTX TITAN
64.3 FPS, Score: 2690 – GeForce GTX TITAN Black

Catzilla 1.3

Settings: 720p

22432 – GeForce GTX TITAN
-2.2% – 21950 – GeForce GTX TITAN Black

Aliens vs Predators DX11

Settings: 2560×1440 fullscreen

+3.1% – 93.5 FPS – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
90.7 FPS – GeForce GTX TITAN

FurMark 1.14.1

FurMark 1.14.1 download

Settings: Preset:1080 (1920×1080 fullscreen)

+3.8% – 4245 points (70 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
4088 points (68 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN

GpuTest 0.7.0

GpuTest homepage

Settings: 1920×1080 fullscreen, no AA

Julia FP32

+10.3% – 41625 points (692 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
37737 points (628 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN

Julia FP64

+11.2% – 16753 points (278 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
15054 points (250 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN

Volplosion

+4.2% – 3276 points (54 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
3144 points (52 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN

MSI Kombustor 3.5.0

MSI Kombustor download.

Settings: Preset:1080 (1920×1080 fullscreen, 4X MSAA)

OpenCL Julia4D (GPU)


MSI Kombustor OpenCL Julia4D computing test

+6% – 6921 points (115 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
6525 points (108 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN

Lakes of Titan X32 (Tessellation)


MSI Kombustor tessellation test - Lakes of Titan

+11.6% – 9966 points (166 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
8926 points (148 FPS) – GeForce GTX TITAN

3DMark 2013

Ice Storm

160580 – GeForce GTX TITAN
-1.7% – 157957 – GeForce GTX TITAN Black

Cloud Gate

+0.5% – 18346 – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
18240 – GeForce GTX TITAN

Sky Diver

+1% – 21360 – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
21128 – GeForce GTX TITAN

Fire Strike

+3.8% – 9212 – GeForce GTX TITAN Black
8867 – GeForce GTX TITAN

Quick conclusion

The GTX TITAN Black brings a rough +5% up to 11% of processing power for applications that requires pure GPU compute power. In other applications, the difference is insignificant.

Some pictures of the beast:


GeForce GTX TITAN Black

GeForce GTX TITAN Black

GeForce GTX TITAN Black

GeForce GTX TITAN Black





2 thoughts on “Quick Test: GeForce GTX TITAN vs GTX TITAN Black”

  1. PaleRider

    I agree.
    What was the point of the Black?
    Other than getting fools like me to buy a pair, when I already own a pair of the originals.
    Nvidia’s marketing strategy has been quite disappointing lately.
    I don’t know why. They have completely dominated the gpu market for years, with no let up in sight.

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