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The GeForce GTX 690 may very well be the first dual-GPU graphics card that emerged in full form, free from compromise. It's the world's fastest graphics card by a wide margin. It's quieter and consumes less power than its predecessor. It's crammed with features that eliminate jaggies and sustains smooth framerates. And to top it off, it's made of the finest materials, expertly constructed, and with a look that speaks directly of the power that is housed within.

At a MSRP of $999, it's not a graphics card for everyone. But for enthusiasts who demand the very best and gamers who want a graphics card that will last for generations, the GeForce GTX 690 represents the ultimate in gaming from NVIDIA.
United States:
- EVGA
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- NewEgg
- Tiger Direct

Canada:
- Tiger Direct
- NCIX

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Kepler GPU Architecture:
NVIDIA's Kepler GPU architecture has been designed from the ground up not just for maximum performance in the latest DirectX 11 games, but optimal performance per watt. The new SMX streaming multiprocessor is twice as efficient as the prior generation and the new geometry engine draws triangles twice as fast. The result is world class performance and the highest image quality in an elegant and power efficient graphics card
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Up until now, GPUs have operated at a fixed clock speed when playing 3D games, even if they have the potential to run faster. GPU Boost intelligently monitors graphics work load and increases the clock speed whenever possible. The result is that the GPU always performs at its peak and you get the highest framerate possible.
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Nothing is more distracting than framerate stuttering and screen tearing. The first tends to occur when framerates are low, the second when framerates are high. Adaptive V-Sync is a smarter way to render frames. At high framerates, V-sync is enabled to eliminate tearing, at low frame rates, it's disabled to minimize stuttering. It gets rid of distractions so you can get on with gaming.
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The GTX 690 uses hardware based frame metering for smooth, consistent frame rates across both GPUs. (In other words - say goodbye to micro-stuttering, which is *sometimes* perceived by *some* gamers in ALL multi-GPU setups, whether it's dual-GPU cards, or two/three/four single-GPUs in SLI).
To be added to the members list, please post the following:

A) Proof of card ownership (picture, etc.)
B) Brand of card

Members List:

Member Name / Brand / Proof

- jcde7ago / EVGA / Proof
- Michalius / EVGA / Proof
- Arizonian / EVGA / Proof
- CapnCrunch10 / EVGA / Proof
- Cheesemaster / EVGA x2 / Proof
- blumpking / EVGA / Proof
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- V3teran / GIGABYTE x2 / Proof
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Hi Everyone, Arizonian here. I'll no longer be assisting jcde7ago with updating the club members list. New members wanting to join please post your 'proof' as per club simple requirements for jcde7ago. Thank you.
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Resource Links:

Nvidia GeForce Drivers Page
EVGA - Precision X - Download Link
EVGA - Precision X - GTX 690 Skin
EVGA - LED Controller (EVGA 690s only)

Reviews:

Anandtech
Guru3D
TechPowerUp
Hardware Canucks
[H]ard | OCP
PC Perspective
Tom's Hardware
Bjorn3D
Legit Reviews
Hexus
Hardware Heaven
X-bit Labs
Benchmark Reviews
Hitech Legion
Hot Hardware
Overclockers Club
Tech Report

My GTX690 Benchmarks:

jcde7ago / EVGA / (1045/1852/1150)

(This 3DMark11 benchmark was actually run on stock clocks).
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(3DMark11 benchmark at the above OC settings):
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(Heaven 3.0 benchmark at above OC settings):
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Review Benchmarks:
HardwareCanucks (i7 3930K @ 4.5 Ghz used):
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Tom's Hardware (i7 3960X @ 4.2 Ghz used):
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Guru3D (i7 965 Extreme @ 3.75 Ghz Used):
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Hexus (i5 2500K @ 3.3 Ghz used):
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TechPowerUp (i7 3770K @ 4.7 Ghz used):
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Informational Bits

Source: Performance Perfected: Introducing the GeForce GTX 690

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Improved Frame rate Metering
Kepler introduces hardware based frame rate metering, a technology that helps to minimize stuttering. In SLI mode, two GPUs share the workload by operating on successive frames; one GPU works on the current frame while the other GPU works on the next frame. But because the workload of each frame is different, the two GPUs will complete their frames at different times. Sending the frames to the monitor at varying intervals can result in perceived stuttering.

The GeForce GTX 690 features a metering mechanism (similar to a traffic meter for a freeway entrance) to regulate the flow of frames. By monitoring and smoothing out any disparities in how frames are issued to the monitor, frame rates feel smoother and more consistent.
PCIe 2.0 vs PCIe 3.0 Scaling GTX 690 Performance

EVGA GTX 690 Backplate

ARCTIC Accelero Twin Turbo 690 Cooler Review

GTX 690 BIOS A - B - C / by OCN member skyn3t
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---- Use at your own RISK ----

skyn3t-vBios-GTX690-A-B-C.zip 571k .zip file


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Benchmarks 690 vs 7990 @ 2560x1600



My Personal GTX 690 Info

Arizonian --- i7 3770K 4.5 GHz - EVGA GTX 690 1044 Core 1594 Memory 1149 Boost / CPU-Z Validation

3DMark11 P17011 Validation Score


Kepler Boost GPU #1 1175 MHz / GPU #2 1201 MHz - 301.42 Drivers

Arizonian --- i7 3770K 4.5 GHz - EVGA GTX 690 1044 Core 1594 Memory 1149 Boost / CPU-Z Validation

3DMark11 X6888 Validation Score


Kepler Boost GPU#1 1175 MHz / GPU#2 1201 MHz - 301.42 Drivers

Arizonian --- i7 3770K 4.4 GHz - EVGA GTX 690 1044 Core 1594 Memory 1149 Boost / CPU-Z Validation



Heaven 3.0 Benchmark FPS 110.0 Score 2772

Render: Direct X 11
Mode: 1680x1050 fullscreen
Shaders: high
Textures: high
Filter: trilinear
Anisotropy: 16x
Occlusion: enabled
Refraction: enabled
Volumetric: enabled
Anti-Aliasing: 8x
Tessellation: extreme




Kepler Boost GPU#1 1175 MHz / GPU#2 1189 MHz - 301.42 Drivers

My EVGA GTX 690 Pictures



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1045 Core / 3121 Memory / 1150 Boost = Kepler Boost GPU#1 1176 GPU #2 1202



 

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I will be very interested in how these perform. Might make me regret going sli if the scaling is good enough.
I wouldn't regret it one bit. Your still going to be ahead in performance as the 690 is going to be expected to come within 91% - 95% performance of two GTX 680 SLI.

Don't look back bud - your already there!
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Only difference is aesthetically the GPU metallic casing with LED lights.
 

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Am I the only person on this planet who doesnt like leds? The solid casing is cool though. I feel like when you pay > $500 for a GPU they should do a bit better than a plastic shroud
 

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I wouldn't regret it one bit. Your still going to be ahead in performance as the 690 is going to be expected to come within 91% - 95% performance of two GTX 680 SLI.
Don't look back bud - your already there!
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Only difference is aesthetically the GPU metallic casing with LED lights.
^This.

Those who have a GTX680 SLI don't need to regret their purchase, a GTX680 SLI will still be more powerful than a GTX690, both at the same price.
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Great looking card for those who prefer having a single PCB dual card, I prefer 2x physical cards though.
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Count me in soon! Finally found my card!
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Just wonding how the 7th release will look like and what other manufacture have to provide.
 

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I'm gonna need two for 3dvision. I wish it was 4gb per gpu, since games will only use 2gb per core.

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I will be very interested in how these perform. Might make me regret going sli if the scaling is good enough.
The scaling will literally be the same. This is the first dual-GPU card Nvidia is releasing without having to compromise anything or cut corners, given how power efficient and cool Kepler runs. Same number of cores, i think one more power phase than a reference 680 (4 vs 5 on the 690), so the performance and OC headroom should be identical.

That said, no need to go through the trouble of switching from 680s in SLI to a 690, unless quad-SLI is in your future.

Really the only advantages of the GTX 690 over a pair of 680s is that it's going to be a tad bit more power efficient and quieter (since it's a single PCB instead of two), it will require less slots, and you'll only need to purchase a single waterblock if you watercool. Other than that, no need to fret if you've already got a pair of 680s.
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Should I sell my 6990 now?
That's kind of a hard question to answer given that we know absolutely NOTHING about your setup and/or needs... lol. Filling out your sig rig specs. is always a helpful thing for fellow members in helping us help you.
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1000 bucks?? for one card?? looks like this is going to take quite a few trips to the sperm bank
LOL...I have now heard it all, OCN.
 

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Am I the only person on this planet who doesnt like leds? The solid casing is cool though. I feel like when you pay > $500 for a GPU they should do a bit better than a plastic shroud
I'm hoping they include a feature that allows you to turn off the LED
 

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I'm hoping they include a feature that allows you to turn off the LED
I'm assuming that even if they don't, you should be able to open up the card and unplug the LED's power pin. Although I agree, it would be nice if something like Afterburner could turn it off down the road.

For me though...as much as I like the design overall...i'll probably end up putting this bad boy under water anyways.
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I'm not one for aircooling much these days, but I have to say that is one SHARP looking cooler.
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I would actually use that as a decoration piece if I bought one and slapped a waterblock on it.
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I'm definitely interested in seeing how these perform, especially since it doesn't appear to have much of any corner cutting in order to realize the full power of two GK104 chips. My previous experience with an HD5970 left a sour taste in my mouth with dual-GPU, single PCB cards, but I welcome a new attempt to change my opinion.

The only question is two of these, or wait for GK110...
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I'm not one for aircooling much these days, but I have to say that is one SHARP looking cooler.
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I would actually use that as a decoration piece if I bought one and slapped a waterblock on it.
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I'm definitely interested in seeing how these perform, especially since it doesn't appear to have much of any corner cutting in order to realize the full power of two GK104 chips. My previous experience with an HD5970 left a sour taste in my mouth with dual-GPU, single PCB cards, but I welcome a new attempt to change my opinion.
The only question is two of these, or wait for GK110...
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Agreed...i'll slap a waterblock on mine for sure, and then end up displaying the shroud. It's funny, because I have a buyer for my GTX 590 already and the 590 block, and he didn't want the fan shroud so i'll put that up for display as well, lol.

As for the wait for GK110...I would say pull the trigger on the 690 if it's between that or waiting. Nvidia's entire GTX 600 lineup is all going to have GK104 chips in them, and they seem content to really flood the market this time around. People think that the GTX 680 supply is being limited because they can't keep stock, but honestly, I believe that's completely false and they're using that tactic to drive up demand, and you'll see availability of the GTX 680 and 690 ramp up a LOT, as will the 670 when that's released.

My personal opinion is that we don't see a high-end, flagship GK110 for AT LEAST 8-9 months. That's enough time for me to pull the trigger on the GTX 690, and sell it by the time GK110 rolls around.
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Agreed...i'll slap a waterblock on mine for sure, and then end up displaying the shroud. It's funny, because I have a buyer for my GTX 590 already and the 590 block, and he didn't want the fan shroud so i'll put that up for display as well, lol.
As for the wait for GK110...I would say pull the trigger on the 690 if it's between that or waiting. Nvidia's entire GTX 600 lineup is all going to have GK104 chips in them, and they seem content to really flood the market this time around. People think that the GTX 680 supply is being limited because they can't keep stock, but honestly, I believe that's completely false and they're using that tactic to drive up demand, and you'll see availability of the GTX 680 and 690 ramp up a LOT, as will the 670 when that's released.
My personal opinion is that we don't see a high-end, flagship GK110 for AT LEAST 8-9 months. That's enough time for me to pull the trigger on the GTX 690, and sell it by the time GK110 rolls around.
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That is true. If the 690 does have good quantities available, and the GK110 is not going to be out till the end of the year, then I do see one or two along with accompanying waterblocks in my future.
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Haha, and about the 590 cooler, you can start building your collection, or mosaic of dual GPU card coolers!
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Of course, you'd have to go backwards and acquire one for the GTX 295 as well.
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