NVIDIA GTX Titan vs GTX 690 – Performance Gaming Benchmarks

Updated: March 11, 2013

After a our initial EVGA SR-X setup issues and a long weekend of testing, we’re here to bring you the performance gaming results of NVIDIA’s GTX Titan 6GB video card going head to head against the GTX 690. We’ve covered everything from DX9 to DX11, Temps, PhysX and the latest games of 3′s from Battlefield 3 to Crysis 3. Before we jump into the results, let’s take a quick look at the power and speed behind each of these monster cards.

GTX Titan

  • Core Clock - 876MHz
  • Boost Clock – 928MHz
  • Cuda Cores – 2,688
  • Memory Clock – 6,008MHz (effective)
  • Memory Size – 6GB
  • Memory Interface – 384-bit

GTX 690

  • Core Clock - 915MHz
  • Boost Clock – 1,019MHz
  • Cuda Cores – 3,072
  • Memory Clock – 6,008MHz (effective)
  • Memory Size – 4GB
  • Memory Interface – 512-bit
More importantly, aside from the faster clock speeds and the number of CUDA cores the 690 has over the Titan, it’s a dual-GPU video card (essentially two underclocked GTX 680′s) whereas the Titan is a single GPU. So how exactly does a single GPU card stack up against a dual GPU video card? Probably better than you’d expect, results are below! Enjoy.

 Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark Firestrike


So as you can see, as expected the GTX 690 outperforms the GTX Titan in almost every single benchmark, except Crysis 3 which was a little strange but NVIDIA did claim a 30% performance increase with the latest Titan beta drivers, which shows optimization really is key. Let us know in the comments which video card you’d like to see head to head against the GTX Titan and we’ll leave you with a gallery to drool over!

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