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HWCOMPARE says that Gtx Titan is barely stronger than the 400 dollar graphics card 7970?

post #1 of 15
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http://www.hwcompare.com/13968/geforce-gtx-titan-vs-radeon-hd-7970/

What is Memory Bandwidth, and how important is it?
post #2 of 15
It's the theoretical data throughput of the memory banks.

And of course Titan's is going to be similar to that of the HD7970. They both use state-of-the-art memory architectures, and results are going to be very similar between them.

It has very little to do with the core processing power.
   
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

It's the theoretical data throughput of the memory banks.

And of course Titan's is going to be similar to that of the HD7970. They both use state-of-the-art memory architectures, and results are going to be very similar between them.

It has very little to do with the core processing power.

Where do we judge the processing power or does HWCOMPARE not compare how many MHZ one has over the other?

Are there websites that compare Graphics Cards:

Core Clock MHZ
Memory Clock MHZ

Maybe even informs you which ones overclock better than others?
post #4 of 15
These two are relatively irrelevant while comparing cards from different ranges or manufacturers, as what truly makes a card fast is the amount of computing units found in it (and still, that number is not comparable between nVIDIA and AMD).

Memory bandwidth is more indicative, but still, nothing to be too crazy about. Most mid-high end cards already come with GDDR5, so this is no concern.

You're better off just comparing gaming/benchmarking numbers wink.gif
   
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HWcompare is kind of useless. They base their performance numbers off specs, they don't actually bench anything. If you want to compare the performance, check the benchmarks in Titan reviews.
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No it doesnt, it says Titan is "quite a bit" faster in texel rate and it is "better choice, by far" in pixel rate
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The Titan is better in high ultra resolution screens which have 6GB vram, and you're right ... the HD7970 is a good card like the gtx 680 in results but the Titan have the most biggest number in cuda cores " computing units" I guess which makes it the strongest of all.
Edited by Phobia - 3/14/13 at 8:20am
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after seeing HWcompare i stopped reading....

what a useless site.
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post #9 of 15
Makes me think a lot, how come that the Titan is the strongest card now, how is it the the HD7990,GTX 690 , HD7970 are as strong as the titan!!??
post #10 of 15
Lol true
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