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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 1% 20%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 8% 10%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11% 6%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 6%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 18% 2%
FIFA 21 49% 39%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 45% 72%
Watch Dogs Legion 3% 16%
Genshin Impact 1% 20%
Grand Theft Auto VI 42% 69%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition.

The R9 280X has a 113 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX Titan. This results in the R9 280X providing 55.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 280X has a 113 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX Titan. This results in the R9 280X providing 20.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 280X was released less than a year after the GTX Titan, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire and the GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 280X has 306.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX Titan, which means that the memory performance of the R9 280X is massively better than the GTX Titan.

The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition has 2688. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 280X is 4383 and the actual shader performance of the GTX Titan is 2355. The R9 280X having 2028 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 280X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX Titan.

The Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition Crossfire requires 500 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX Titan, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the R9 280X. The R9 280X requires 250 Watts more than the GTX Titan to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 280X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX Titan.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs837 MHz
Boost Clock1070 MHzvs876 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL (x2)Kepler GK110-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs19 Feb 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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9.6
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3840x2160 - vs green tick
5.4

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1550 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth595.2GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs2688
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs224
Texture Rate243.2 GTexel/svs187.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate60.8 GPixel/svs40.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power500 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU-600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 280X Sapphire Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition.GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX Titan. Check its page to know more about its Core.
This edition has no special features - no overclocking out of the box and no custom cooling system.
Therefore, its performance is exactly like the reference GeForce GTX Titan.
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