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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

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The GeForce GTX 690 is a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in May 2012. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GK104 graphics processor, in its GK104-355-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 11.0. The GK104 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 294 mm² and 3,540 million transistors. GeForce GTX 690 combines two graphics processors to increase performance. It features 1536 shading units, 128 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs per GPU. NVIDIA has placed 4,096 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface per GPU (each GPU manages 2,048 MB). The GPU is operating at a frequency of 915 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1019 MHz, memory is running at 1502 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 5760x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 draws power from 2x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 300 W maximum. Display outputs include: 3x DVI, 1x mini-DisplayPort. GeForce GTX 690 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 279 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 999 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: GK104
GPU Variant: GK104-355-A2
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 3,540 million
Die Size: 294 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: May 3rd, 2012
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 999 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 915 MHz
Boost Clock: 1019 MHz
Memory Clock: 1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 2048 MB x2
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit x2
Bandwidth: 192 GB/s x2

Render Config

Shading Units: 1536 x2
TMUs: 128 x2
ROPs: 32 x2
SMX Count: 8 x2
Pixel Rate: 29.3 GPixel/s x2
Texture Rate: 117 GTexel/s x2
Floating-point performance: 2,811 GFLOPS x2

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 11 inches
279 mm
TDP: 300 W
Outputs: 3x DVI
1x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 2x 8-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.0
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 1.1
Shader Model: 5.0

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Card Notes

Dual GK104. PLX PEX8747 switch.

SFUs: 256 x2

GK104 GPU Notes

Compute Capability: CUDA 3.0

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