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GTX Titan vs. Radeon 7990 for Game Development

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May 25, 2013 2:19:49 PM

Hey folks. I'm an indie game developer and our team is moving on our first big-ish-budget game using a 3D engine (Unity for the time being or UE4 depending on how our upcoming kickstarter goes, with Blender for asset creation). I'm looking at outfitting our studio with a bunch of capable rendering workstations, but our budget is roughly $3,000/each for the whole kit. I'm looking for video cards that will fit our needs for high-ish-end rendering, but aren't as expensive as the FirePro or Quadro line. I know both of these cards (the Titan and the 7990) pack some muscle and are FP64 capable. From all the benchmarks and the raw FP output (the 7990 is almost double the Titan), the 7990 looks superior for ~$1,000. However, I have no experience at this depth in pool that is graphics rendering. Anybody with experience in this regard that has a preference that would be helpful? Particularly if there is hard data behind that preference. That would be much, much appreciated.
May 25, 2013 5:25:25 PM

The Radeon 7990 definitely beats the Titan in the space that you're looking to utilize it in, I think.

Seeing as you might buy these in bulk, maybe you could call AMDs and ask if you can get the 7990s

slightly cheaper, by forfeiting the 8 games you get with your 7990. Just a thought.

I put this basic stuff together:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.12 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($272.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($176.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1441.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-25 20:09 EDT-0400)

That's without a screen and a basic HDD setup. Lots of RAM too. They don't yet have a 7990 on their site, so that's

why there's no GPU in there. But perhaps you guys already have a build in mind.

Make sure you get some motherboards with PCIe 3.0 and also make sure that the case you chose, is big.

Because the 7990 is a huge card. Do get some hyper-threaded CPUs too.

Radeon Cards tend to destroy GTX cards when it comes to computing tasks that aren't gaming.

Thus even oldish Radeon card demolish higher-end GTX cards in things like Bitmining.

Check this out for some OpenCL performance:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7990-revi...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6915/amd-radeon-hd-7990-r...

P.S. indie ftw.
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