To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.
690 vs 770
- 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
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
|Place in performance rating||249||240|
|Value for money||6.78||17.55|
|Architecture||Kepler (2012−2018)||Kepler (2012−2018)|
|GPU code name||GK104||GK104|
|Release date||3 May 2012 (10 years ago)||30 May 2013 (9 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$999||$399|
|Price now||$393 (0.4x MSRP)||$167 (0.4x MSRP)|
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 cores||1536||no data|
|Core clock speed||915 MHz||no data|
|Boost clock speed||1019 MHz||1085 MHz|
|Number of transistors||3,540 million||3,540 million|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||28 nm|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||300 Watt||no data|
|Maximum GPU temperature||no data||98 °C|
|Texture fill rate||234 billion/sec||134 billion/sec|
|Floating-point performance||2x 3,130 gflops||3,333 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 support||PCI Express 3.0||PCI Express 3.0|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16||PCIe 3.0 x16|
|Length||11.0" (27.9 cm)||10.5" (26.7 cm)|
|Height||4.376" (11.1 cm)||4.376" (11.1 cm)|
|Minimum recommended system power||no data||600 Watt|
|Supplementary power connectors||Two 8-pin||no data|
|SLI options||+||no data|
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 type||GDDR5||no data|
|Maximum RAM amount||4 GB (4 GB per GPU) GDDR5||no data|
|Memory bus width||512-bit (256-bit per GPU)||256 Bit|
|Memory clock speed||6008 MHz||no data|
|Memory bandwidth||384 GB/s||224.3 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 Connectors||Two Dual Link DVI-I. One Dual link DVI-D. One Mini-Displayport 1.2||One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort|
|Multi monitor support||4 displays||4 displays|
|HDMI||Yes (via dongle)||no data|
|Maximum VGA resolution||2048x1536||2048x1536|
|Audio input for HDMI||Internal||Internal|
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
|3D Blu-Ray||+||no data|
|Blu Ray 3D||no data||+|
|3D Vision||no data||+|
|3D Vision Live||+||+|
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
|DirectX||12 (11_0)||no data|
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
- GeekBench 5 CUDA
- GeekBench 5 OpenCL
- GeekBench 5 Vulkan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
|Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)||156 Mh/s||113 Mh/s|
|Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)||no data||3.9 Mh/s|
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages and disadvantages
|Novelty||3 May 2012||30 May 2013|
|Memory bus width||512||256|
Technical City couldn't decide between
The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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 770 by AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 770 from AMD is Radeon R9 280X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 770:
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