S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
With full-screen antialiasing turned off, the GeForce GTX Titan is but slightly better than the GTX 680 and is almost matched by the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition which is traditionally good in this game. The Titan shows its muscle as soon as we enable 4x MSAA, though. Its advantage amounts to 31-46%. On the other hand, it cannot beat the dual-processor GeForce GTX 690 even when overclocked.
Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
A more resource-consuming application than S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, this game shows a somewhat different picture:
The GeForce Titan is 48 to 52% ahead of the GTX 680. We can't even remember the last time we saw such an impressive difference even between two generations of same-class GPUs, let alone same-series GPUs. The new card can even challenge the dual-processor GeForce GTX 690 when overclocked. The latter can be overclocked too, though. Moreover, we should note the superb performance of the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition which leaves no chance to its immediate opponent GeForce GTX 680 in this game.
Aliens vs. Predator (2010)
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition feels confident here, too:
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is especially impressive in the heaviest mode, i.e. at 2560x1440 pixels with antialiasing, where it is as fast as the GeForce GTX Titan which is twice as expensive. The latter is 32-45% faster than the GeForce GTX 680 and 22-27% slower than the GeForce GTX 690. The dual-processor card remains unrivalled even if its opponent is overclocked, although Nvidia markets them at the same price.
Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai
Here, the GeForce GTX Titan is faster than the GeForce GTX 680 by 28-43% and slower than the GTX 690 by 22-26%. Our overclocking helps the Titan narrow the gap from the leader to 7-12%. Besides, the bottom speed of the fastest single-GPU card is higher than what the GTX 690 can deliver. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is ahead of the GeForce GTX 680 with antialiasing turned off but falls behind with 8x MSAA enabled, but the gap is small in either case.