690 vs 670

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Games supported 80%
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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 915
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6.0 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 489$
Games supported 80%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating258270
Value for money6.143.31
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameGK104GK104
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date3 May 2012 (10 years ago)10 May 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$999 $399
Current price$297 (0.3x MSRP)$489 (1.2x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores15361344
CUDA cores30721344
Core clock speed915 MHz915 MHz
Boost clock speed1019 MHz980 MHz
Number of transistors3,540 million3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Watt170 Watt
Maximum GPU temperatureno data97 °C
Texture fill rate234 billion/sec102.5 billion/sec
Floating-point performance2x 3,130 gflops2,459.5 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 3.0PCI Express 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length11.0" (27.9 cm)9.5" (24.1 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)4.376" (11.1 cm)
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsTwo 8-pinTwo 6-pin
SLI options++

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GB (4 GB per GPU) GDDR52 GB
Memory bus width512-bit (256-bit per GPU)256-bit GDDR5
Memory clock speed6008 MHz6.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth384 GB/s192.2 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsTwo Dual Link DVI-I. One Dual link DVI-D. One Mini-Displayport 1.2One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support4 displays4 displays
HDMIYes (via dongle)+
HDCP++
Maximum VGA resolution2048x15362048x1536
Audio input for HDMIInternalInternal

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray++
3D Gaming++
3D Visionno data+
3D Vision Live+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.1
OpenGL4.24.2
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.1.1261.1.126
CUDA++

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 18.96
+6%
GTX 670 17.89
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

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: 26%

GTX 690 5619
+6%
GTX 670 5301

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
+88%
GTX 670 7000

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
GTX 670 12174
+15.5%

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
+5.3%
GTX 670 14227

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
+5.6%
GTX 670 11611

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 670. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 156 Mh/s 97 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) no data 13 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Popular games

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 18.96 17.89
Cost $999 $399
Memory bus width 512 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1536 1344
Memory bandwidth 384 192.2
Thermal design power (TDP) 300 Watt 170 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

and

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 690 by AMD

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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Competitors of GeForce GTX 670 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 670 from AMD is Radeon HD 7970, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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