Monday, April 23rd 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Slated for April 28, Launches at GeForce LAN, in Shanghai

NVIDIA is poised to launch its high-end GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU graphics card on the 28th of April, according to a VR-Zone report. NVIDIA has chosen the 2012 NVIDIA GeForce LAN / NVIDIA Gaming Festival (NGF) held in Shanghai, China, as its launchpad. NVIDIA even put up a countdown timer on GeForce.com that counts down to the event. GeForce GTX 690 combines two 28 nm GK104 graphics processors for an SLI-on-a-stick solution. It is gunning for absolute performance leadership, enabling gamers to throw any game, at any resolution at PCs equipped with it.

Source: GeForce.com
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41 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Slated for April 28, Launches at GeForce LAN, in Shanghai

#1
Delta6326
Awesome 5 Days! Can't wait for when W1zz gets one for review
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#2
ironwolf
by: btarunr
SLI-on-a-stick solution.
Made me think of Jose-Jalapeno-on-a-stick. :laugh:

by: btarunr
enabling gamers to throw any game
Anyone else getting pre-price-info sticker shock? :twitch:
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#3
hardcore_gamer
All I need is two 690s, to play the amazing console ports we have these days
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#4
cadaveca
My name is Dave
GTX690 before GTX670?


Yields must be really good then, no?
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#5
redeye
dear nvidia, i wish you the best of luck with the gtx690... it is going to be quite the brawl with the gtx690 vs the hd7990... just check unbiased websites (such as techpowerup.com) for the sli gtx680 and hd7970 crossfire reviews... funny the crossfired 7970(918 up) is now cheaper than the sli gtx680(1000 up if available) check newegg.com...:toast:

back december it was rumoured that the 7990 was going to be 850.. seems doubtful thou. but if the gtx690 was 800... game over. not much chance seeing how the gtx680 does not have great availability.
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#6
the54thvoid
by: cadaveca
GTX690 before GTX670?


Yields must be really good then, no?
If it's going to be an expensive part I don't see them making a huge amount. But it might well explain why there have been no 670's. Harvesting them for this card.

Looks like they wanted to deny AMD any bragging rights with a 7990.

Very very curious about pricing. If 680's don't go down it'll need to be $1000 or about £800, otherwise you just buy 2 680's.
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#7
radrok
If this is going to have 4GB of vram (2 per GPU) then I'm going to call this a fail even before it's launched.

If I am going to buy a GTX 690 (or two) it means I want to play at least on 2560x1600p and 2GB per GPU is not enough, probably Nvidia will cheap on Vram and Vrm like on the GTX 590, screwing high res gaming and overclocking.

Don't get me wrong, I like Nvidia but I can't really undestand why they miss on such critical points.
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#8
hhumas
wow cant wait to see the monster
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#9
mtosev
I'm betting it will get a higher score than 7.0:D
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#10
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
awaiting for some easter eggs so that I can get me one of them nifty gif avvys hehe
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#11
btarunr
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by: cadaveca
GTX690 before GTX670?


Yields must be really good then, no?
GTX 670 would outsell even GTX 680 (since it's cheaper). So the inference is that the yields aren't "really good". NV just wants to establish a total performance lead, which will be nice marketing.
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#12
radrok
by: btarunr
GTX 670 would outsell even GTX 680 (since it's cheaper). So the inference is that the yields aren't "really good". NV just wants to establish a total performance lead, which will be nice marketing.
I also have the feeling that the older SKUs are still selling well, like the GTX 560ti and GTX 570, probably even the out of production GTX 580 is selling very well with the latest price cuts.
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#13
1c3d0g
Man, can you imagine if it was possible to Quad-SLI 4 of these monsters in a tower? Sweet baby Jesus!!! :D
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#14
OhNoesMyOreos
by: 1c3d0g
Man, can you imagine if it was possible to Quad-SLI 4 of these monsters in a tower? Sweet baby Jesus!!! :D
Would be boss, 4K$ down the hole :D 4 of these for folding could be used in order to yield massive PPD, provided you could power all of them at full load.
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#16
OhNoesMyOreos
by: yapchagi
how much will this sell?
Most likely around 1000$ US each.
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#17
yapchagi
by: OhNoesMyOreos
Most likely around 1000$ US each.
If that's the case, there's no different than buying 2x GTX 680 then. I'm sure it will be cheaper a bit.
And 2x GTX 680 will be faster too.
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#18
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: cadaveca
GTX690 before GTX670?


Yields must be really good then, no?
yields?

where are they getting the chips from lol. if they are releasing the 690 before even having a healthy stock of 680s thats a bit interesting.

by: OhNoesMyOreos
Most likely around 1000$ US each.
no its not. Im estimating 699 to 750
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#19
Darkleoco
They better not be cheap with the vram on a card like this or it will come back to bite them...
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#20
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: btarunr
GTX 670 would outsell even GTX 680 (since it's cheaper). So the inference is that the yields aren't "really good". NV just wants to establish a total performance lead, which will be nice marketing.
I haz confuse..makes no sense ot me to announce 690 when 680 is not available for purchase yet, in many places worldwide.

by: nvidiaintelftw
yields?

where are they getting the chips from lol. if they are releasing the 690 before even having a healthy stock of 680s thats a bit interesting.
Who knows? I mean, they don't seem to be going into a GTX670 launch? I do not understand what's going on here at all. :roll:
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#21
EarthDog
Perhaps its a cut down die... so yields are greater? No clue either... :(
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#22
Delta6326
Maybe they have been stocking up on the GTX 680 chips so they can come out with lots of 690's :D
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#23
theoneandonlymrk
by: Delta6326
Awesome 5 Days! Can't wait for when W1zz gets one for review
thatll be one of 100 ltd ed's :p:)

does look to be a paper party though
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#25
Animalpak
by: hardcore_gamer
All I need is two 690s, to play the amazing console ports we have these days
GTA V, Crysis 3 and who knows many others...


All these great titles developed with 10 years old graphics... YESSS SO AMAZING !
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