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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z leaked review: slower than Radeon R9 295X2

According to a leaked look at the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z, we should expect the $3000+ GPU to be slower than the $1500 Radeon R9 295X2 (NYSE:AMD, NASDAQ:NVDA)

| Video Cards News | Posted: May 14, 2014 3:08 am

NVIDIA was all set to unleash its GeForce GTX Titan Z on April 29, but missed the launch. It was then meant to launch on May 8, but missed that launch date, too. Now we're seeing a leaked review of the dual GK110 beast, which seems to be slower than the much cheaper Radeon R9 295X2 from AMD.

 

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The leaked goodness comes from Videocardz, which reports that the Titan Z is a triple-slot card - but air-cooled. This is compared to the liquid cooler on the Radeon R9 295X2, which requires mounting in your case. There's dual 8-pin PCIe power, so we're looking at a total TDP of 375W on NVIDIA's dual GK110 product. But what about performance? The Titan Z doesn't beat the R9 295X2 in everything, but it comes close. When compared to GTX 780s in SLI, the Titan Z loses, with a much bigger gap.

 

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The problem here is, even if it comes close to the R9 295X2, but doesn't beat it - the Titan Z is at least $3000 (without taxes). You can go and buy a SAPPHIRE R9 295X2 on Amazon for $1536 - half the cost of the Titan Z.

 

It looks like AMD's path of using an all-in-one liquid cooler was a good choice, as the temperatures on the Radeon R9 295X2 are quite a bit lower than the air-cooled Titan Z.

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