Last week, we informed you about a big announcement that would be made on April 28th. Back then, we predicted that the announcement would be about an Nvidia dual-card and it appears we were right. Nvidia revealed yesterday their high-end dual card, called GTX690. GTX 690 consists of 2 Kepler GPUs and uses a 10-phase power supply to allow maximum overclocking. Its 300 watts of GPU is kept cool with dual water-vapor chambers directly on the GPUs, nickel-plated fins to prevent tarnishing/oxidation, and a fan spinning at 3000 RPM. The GTX 690 also uses an aluminum frame with all components bolted down to create a duct of air flow.
As Nvidia stated, the GeForce GTX 690 may very well be the first dual-GPU graphics card that emerged in full form, free from compromise. It’s the world’s fastest graphics card by a wide margin. It’s quieter and consumes less power than its predecessor. It’s crammed with features that eliminate jaggies and sustains smooth framerates. And to top it off, it’s made of the finest materials, expertly constructed, and with a look that speaks directly of the power that is housed within.
The card will be priced at $999 and as you may have guessed, it’s not a graphics card for everyone. This bad boy is for enthusiasts who demand the very best and gamers who want a graphics card that will last for generations. Or at least when next-generation consoles hit the market (although we think that GTX 690 will be powerful enough to handle next-generation games).
Here are GTX 690’s specifications:
|Base Clock:||915 MHz|
|Boost Clock:||1019 MHz|
|Memory Configuration:||4GB / 512-bit GDDR5|
|Memory Speed:||6.0 Gbps|
|Power Connectors:||8-pin + 8-pin|
|Outputs:||3x DL-DVI Mini-DisplayPort 1.2|
|Bus Interface:||PCI Express 3.0|