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 29.39 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 690's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.14
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
3 May 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$999
 
of 4403.52 (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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
3072
 
Core clock speed
915 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1019 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
234 billion / sec
 
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)
 
Supplementary power connectors
Two 8-pin
 
SLI options
Quad
 

Memory

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
 
Memory bus width
512-bit (256-bit per GPU)
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
384 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

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.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark 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
29.39
Passmark
5376
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
13160

Mining hashrates

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

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 690 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 690
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

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 R9 285, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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