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 Dual-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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at 19.15 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 690's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.34
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
3 May 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
Price now
$999
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

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
 
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 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
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.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.2
 

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

19.15

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

13160

Passmark

5393

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.

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

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