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Review: Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black

by Tarinder Sandhu on 9 May 2014, 10:00

Tags: Gigabyte (TPE:2376), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Testing methodology and notes

GPU Comparisons

Graphics Card Peak Core Clock
(MHz)
Stream
Processors
Memory Clock
(MHz)
Memory Bus
(bits)
Graphics Driver
Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB 1,111 2,880 7,000 384 GeForce 337.50
Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan 6GB 876 2,688 6,000 384 GeForce 337.50
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB 928 2,880 7,000 384 GeForce 337.50
Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 4GB 915 3,072 6,000 256 x2 GeForce 337.50
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB 1,015 5,632 5,000 512 x2 Catalyst 14.4 beta
AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB 1,000 2,816 5,000 512 Catalyst 14.4 beta
AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB 1,000 4,096 6,000 256 x2 Catalyst 14.4 beta

HEXUS Graphics Test Bench

Processor Intel Core i7-4770K (3.50GHz, 8MB cache, quad-core)
CPU Cooler Intel reference E97378-001
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro (2x8GB) DDR3 @ 1,866MHz
Power Supply Corsair AX760i
Storage Device Crucial M500 240GB SSD
Chassis Corsair Graphite Series 600T
Monitor Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q 4K (3,840x2,160)
Operating system Windows 8.1 64-bit

HEXUS Ultra-High-End Benchmark Suite

GPU Benchmarks Mode and Resolutions Quality Settings
3DMark DX11 at 1,920x1,080 and 2,560x1,440 Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme
Battlefield 4 DX11 at 3,840x2,160 Ultra + DOF
Crysis 3 DX11 at 3,840x2,160 4xMSAA, High Preset
Far Cry 3 DX11 at 3,840x2,160 2xMSAA, Ultra Preset
GRID 2 DX11 at 3,840x2,160 4xMSAA, Ultra Preset
Just Cause 2 DX10 at 3,840x2,160 8xMSAA, High Preset
Total War: Rome II DX11 at 3,840x2,160 Ultra Preset
General Benchmarks Description
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record mains power draw both when idle and while playing Far Cry 3
Temperature To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record GPU core temperature both when idle and while playing Far Cry 3
Noise A PCE-318 meter is used to record noise levels when idle and while playing Far Cry 3

Notes

We recently tested a slew of high-end cards in preparation for the Radeon R9 295X2 review. Benchmarked at a 4K resolution and using high/ultra-quality settings, this was a test for the big boys of the graphics world.

It makes sense to benchmark the Ā£840 Gigabyte GTX Titan Black using the same settings, to see how it compares to other premium single-GPU cards and some of the tastiest dual-GPU offerings on the market. We'll also pay particular attention to the quality of rendering by looking at frame times and latencies, as well.