NVIDIA Introduces the GTX 690


It seems as if the hype surrounding the GTX 680 (see our interview) has only just died down, but NVIDIA aren’t resting on their laurels. This weekend, they revealed the GTX 690, the 680′s dual-GPU older brother.

Clad in a variety of high-tech materials inspired by high-end automobiles, the card also uses “a pair of custom vapor chamber heat sinks” to contend with increased heat generation of the 690′s two GPU’s. NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture emphasizes efficiency, though, which means clock speeds can compete with a pair of 680′s running in SLI. The 690 also reproduces some of the 680′s new features, including Adaptive V-Sync and Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing.

The 690 sells for $999 — enough to build an entire gaming PC — so NVIDIA’s new card isn’t for everyone. If you do have the cash on hand, though, expect to be rewarded with copious graphical power.

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2 Comments on NVIDIA Introduces the GTX 690


On May 1, 2012 at 9:21 am

lol… 1000$ for a video card… its gonna rain in hell the day some 1 is gonna buy this. get a 1000$ worth cpu and a 300$ worth video card and u got all the graphics maxed out for evrey video game out there.


On May 1, 2012 at 9:54 am

Like my ol’ grandad used to say, “Some people just have more money then sense”. I can’t fathom why anyone would pay a grand for any one PC part, when a part that costs less than half that will run every game on the market, for likely the next 2-3 years, maxed out.