NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 690 sales 3 May 2012 at a recommended price of $999 . This is Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB (4 GB per GPU) GDDR5 of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 384 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 11.0" (27.9 cm). two 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 44.01 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 690's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
13.04
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
3 May 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$999
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 690's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 690's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2x 1536
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
3072
 
Core clock speed
915 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1019 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
234 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2x 3,130 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 690's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
11.0" (27.9 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
Two 8-pin
 
SLI options
Quad
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 690: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB (4 GB per GPU) GDDR5
 
of 32
Memory bus width
512-bit (256-bit per GPU)
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
384 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 690.
Display Connectors
3x DVI, 1x mini-DisplayPort
 
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI-I. One Dual link DVI-D. One Mini-Displayport 1.2
 
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
HDMI
Yes (via dongle)
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
G-SYNC support
+
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 690. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
3D Gaming
+
 
3D Vision
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
3D Vision Live
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
FXAA
+
 
TXAA
+
 
Adaptive VSync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 690, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
4.2
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 690. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
43.30
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
227944.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
13490.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
20963.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
70649.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
8457.69
 
 
Passmark
5370
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
13160
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 690. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
156 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 690 from AMD is Radeon RX 480, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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