NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 vs 770

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.70
 
5.07
Architecture
Kepler
 
Kepler
Code name
GK104
 
GK104
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
3 May 2012
 
30 May 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$399
Price now
$999
 
$703

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770'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 and GeForce GTX 770's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2x 1536
 
1536
CUDA cores
3072
 
1536
Core clock speed
915 MHz
 
1046 MHz
Boost Clock
1019 MHz
 
1085 MHz
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
230 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
n/d
 
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 GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770 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
n/d
 
600 Watt
Supplementary power connectors
Two 8-pin
 
One 8-pin and one 6-pin
SLI options
Quad
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB (4 GB per GPU) GDDR5
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
512-bit (256-bit per GPU)
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
7012 MHz
Memory bandwidth
384 GB / s
 
224.3 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770.
Display Connectors
3x DVI, 1x mini-DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
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)
 
+
HDCP
+
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
2048x1536
G-SYNC support
+
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
-
Blu Ray 3D
-
 
+
3D Gaming
+
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
+
PhysX
-
 
+
GPU Boost
+
 
+
3D Vision Live
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
n/d
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
n/d
FXAA
+
 
+
TXAA
+
 
+
Adaptive VSync
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.2
 
4.3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 690 19.56
GTX 770 25.85 +32.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 690 13160 +61.5%
GTX 770 8150

Passmark

GTX 690 5393
GTX 770 6064 +12.4%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
156 Mh/s +38.1%
 
113 Mh/s −38.1%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
3.9 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 224.3 GB/s)
GPU Boost
DirectX 11
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
Blu-Ray 3D

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770

32.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (30 May 2013 vs 3 May 2012)
Cheaper ($399 vs $999)
Less power hungry (230 vs 300 watts)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
SHIELD-ready
SLI-ready
BluRay3D
NVIDIAPhysXTechnology

So, GTX 690 or 770?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 690 and GeForce GTX 770, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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