GTX 690 with Core i7-2700K benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of GTX 690 is simply ridiculous. It is worth noting that the GTX 690 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 690 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. It is important to know that GTX 690 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between GTX 690 and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2012 . With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 690 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
Price $ 439 1/5 Weak
Year 2012 1/5 Weak
Series GTX 690
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C 1/5 Weak
Max Fan Noise 58dB 1/5 Weak
Recommended Power Supply 650W 1/5 Weak
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz ($199.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 121 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 1440p Performance 80 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 4K Performance 40 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Memory 2 GB 3/5 Good
Overall Combination Score 64/100 Very Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2013 Bioshock Infinite
116 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
77 FPS
2012 DiRT: Showdown
112 FPS
2012 Far Cry 3
83 FPS
2012 Hitman: Absolution
78 FPS
2012 Sleeping Dogs
125 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
154 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
118 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
203 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
96 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
170 FPS
2010 Civilization V
96 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
99 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
200 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
86 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
39 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
19 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
82 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
57 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
63 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
79 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
45 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
79 FPS
2014 Thief
56 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
62 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
93 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
23 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
76 FPS
2013 GRID 2
99 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
60 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
54 FPS
2012 DiRT: Showdown
71 FPS
2012 Far Cry 3
83 FPS
2012 Hitman: Absolution
83 FPS
2012 Sleeping Dogs
48 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
106 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
114 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
162 FPS
2011 Portal 2
266 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
96 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
37 FPS
2010 Civilization V
95 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
61 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
149 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
56 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
34 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
28 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
45 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
37 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
43 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
42 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
41 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
39 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
39 FPS
2013 GRID 2
49 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
32 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
47 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
49 FPS

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GTX 690 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberP2000
Length11 inches 279 mm
Outputs3x DVI1x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP300 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1019 MHz
GPU Clock915 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 600
Launch Price999 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateMay 3rd, 2012

Graphics Features

CUDA3
DirectX12.0 (11_0)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model5.1
Vulkan1.1.82

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureKepler
Die Size294 mm²
GPU NameGK104
GPU VariantGK104-355-A2
Process Size28 nm
Transistors3,540 million

Memory

Bandwidth192.3 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

ROPs32
SMX Count8
Shading Units1536
TMUs128

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance3,130 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance130.4 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate32.61 GPixel/s
Texture Rate130.4 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 will be available for 9. Holding NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 is the first hint that NVIDIA created something special. The new card feels great thanks to the dominant use of metal, both with shiny and rough surfaces. Thanks to the used magnesium alloy it is still much lighter ...
According to NVIDIA, the GeForce GTX 690 will be available in limited quantities from add-in card partners, including ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac starting ...
After testing the GeForce GTX 680 last month, it was practically a foregone conclusion that a dual-GPU powered graphics card based on the same GK104 GPU was coming down the pipeline.
Today NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 690 flagship. The 9 card is based on two GK104 graphics processors that have their full potential enabled. The new card has one of the most extravagant designs, making heavy use of metal which adds to the experience. Performance is outstanding, being neck to neck with a dual GTX 680 SLI setup.
Nvidia has designed the GTX 690 as a straight combination of two GTX 680 cores on one PCB, and our benchmark results show that this is accurate, with little sign of the diminishing returns ...
AMD and Nvidia are notorious for routinely trading off the trophy for the best video card on the planet. But judging from Nvidia's latest release, the GeForce GTX 690, we can't help but wonder if ...
GTX 690 would be a no compromise card – quieter and less power hungry than GTX 680 SLI, as fast as GTX 680 in single-GPU performance, and as fast as GTX 680 SLI in multi-GPU performance.
As always NVIDIA is going to be doing some binning here to snag the best GK104 GPUs for the GTX 690, which is the other factor in bringing down power consumption versus the 2x195W GTX 680 SLI.
The GeForce GTX Titan is the new kid on the block. With a single GK110 (Kepler) GPU, the GTX Titan has the potential to give high-end gamers similar performance to the GTX 690 with more efficient ...
The GeForce GTX 690 was a enthusiast-class graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in May 2012. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GK104 graphics processor, in its GK104-355-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.
Introduction NVIDIA made the surprise announcement of GeForce GTX 690 launch last weekend. A little later, we found ourselves opening a classy wooden crate with a crowbar NVIDIA sent a little earlier, in it was the GeForce GTX 690.