NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 915
  • Max video memory 4096 MB (2048 MB per GPU) GDDR5
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 18.89

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

18.89%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 690's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating250
Value for money6.68
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameGK104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date3 May 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$999
Price now$374 (0.4x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 690's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores1536of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores3072
Core clock speed915 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1019 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors3,540 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate234 billion/secof 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance2x 3,130 gflopsof 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 supportPCI Express 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length11.0" (27.9 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsTwo 8-pin
SLI options+

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GB (4 GB per GPU) GDDR5of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width512-bit (256-bit per GPU)of 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed6008 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth384 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 690. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsTwo Dual Link DVI-I. One Dual link DVI-D. One Mini-Displayport 1.2
Multi monitor support4 displays
HDMIYes (via dongle)
HDCP+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIInternal

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 Live+

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.2of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 690. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 690 18.89
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 690 5619

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 690 13160

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 690 10541

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 690 14979

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 690 12263

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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 690 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 690's AMD equivalent is Radeon R9 280, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Recommended processors

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