GPT-4 Turbo vs Claude 2 – LLM’s compared

Is Claude 2 ai better than GPT-4 Turbo?

OpenAI's GPT-4 Turbo LLM large language model compared to Anthropic's Claude-2.

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We compare the brand-new and cutting-edge GPT-4 Turbo LLM to the much-underestimated Claude 2 (Stylized Claude-2) LLM. To be clear, this is a comparison of large language models, not the AI chatbots they power (except where relevant). We analyze GPT-4 Turbo vs Claude 2 in terms of capabilities, context windows, pricing, accuracy and more! So, how does OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI model lead by CEO Sam Altman fare against the AI safety showpiece lead by CEO Dario Amodei?

GPT-4 Turbo vs Claude 2- Benchmark Comparison

GPT-4 Turbo is the latest LLM (large language model) from OpenAI. It was announced by the AI R&D firm at OpenAI DevDay in San Francisco, on November 6th, 2023. This was an impressive reveal considering that the prior models GPT-4 and GPT-4V, both identical in their natural language processing (NLP) multimodal capabilities, were jointly 1st place in the AI race. Now, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, standing on stage with his leading investor, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, one-upped ChatGPT with what seems to be the only thing that can – a better ChatGPT.

CompanyCEOAI ChatbotLLMAPIOpen-source
xAIElon MuskGrokGrok-1NoNo
OpenAISam AltmanChatGPTGPT-3.5, GPT-4, GPT-4V, or GPT-4 TurboYesNo
GoogleSundar PichaiBardPaLM 2YesNo
MicrosoftSatay NadellaBing ChatGPT-4NoNo
MetaMark ZuckerbergMeta AILLaMA 2NoYes
AnthropicDario AmodeiClaudeClaude-2YesNo
AmazonAndy JassyOlympus (rumored)Olympus (rumored)NoNo
The AI chatbots of big tech.

xAI, the artificial intelligence firm founded by CEO Elon Musk, recently conducted research into the rankings of every AI chatbot and their respective AI models. The verdict was concluded after all leading foundational large language models of big tech were tested across four benchmarks – namely GSM8k, MMLU, HumanEval, and MATH. Included in this comprehensive comparison were OpenAI’s GPT-4, Anthropic’s Claude-2, Google’s PaLM 2, xAI’s Grok-1, OpenAI’s GPT-3.5, Pi’s Inflection-1, Meta’s LLaMA 2, and xAI’s Grok-0 in descending order of power / accuracy. This puts Claude-2 in 2nd place!

BenchmarkGrok-0LLaMa 2Inflection-1GPT-3.5Grok-1PaLM 2Claude-2GPT-4
GSM8k56.8%56.8%62.9%57.1%62.9%80.7%88%92%
MMLU65.7%68.9%72.7%70.0%73.0%78%75%86.4%
HumanEval39.7%29.9%35.4%48.1%63.2%N/A70%67%
MATH15.7%13.5%16.0%23.5%23.9%34.6%N/A42.5%
The large language models of big tech, as benchmarked by xAI.

OpenAI vs Anthropic – AI chatbot features

The new GPT-4 model has the same use cases as existing variants of the GPT-4 foundation model. Internet access to real-time information, plugin support, and Advanced Data Analysis for math and PDF / Excel insights or summarization.

By comparison, Anthropic’s Claude 2 has none of these ‘prompt modifiers’, which each add complexity but result in more useful evaluations for complex tasks. Claude-2 also falls short for image output, where GPT-4 Turbo will feature integration with AI image generator DALL-E 3 (Stylized DALL·E 3). Anthropic, by contrast, has no proprietary AI art generator.

However, Claude-2 has something that GPT-4 Turbo doesn’t. Claude is a constitutional AI (CAI) that “shapes the outputs of AI systems according to a set of principles, with the goal of making a helpful, harmless, and honest AI assistant.” The principal purpose of Claude (and the Claude-2 LLM) is as an ethics research tool, to fine-tune our understanding of machine learning, a guide it towards AI safety goals with human feedback and reinforcement learning.

GPT-4 Turbo does have more parameters though. In terms of comprehension, coherence, superior performance, and high-quality output, the OpenAI chatbot model wins, with Claude-2 coming in 2nd place.

Steve is the AI Content Writer for PC Guide, writing about all things artificial intelligence. He currently leads the AI reviews on the website.