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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Launched

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NVIDIA today announced the GeForce GTX 690, the world's fastest consumer graphics card -- with a bold industrial design to match. Powered by dual Kepler architecture-based GeForce GPUs, the GTX 690 is meticulously designed -- inside and out -- to deliver the most refined, elegant and smooth PC gaming experience possible.

The surprise announcement was made by NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang during his keynote address at the NVIDIA Game Festival in Shanghai, which is being attended by more than 6,000 gamers from across China.



Engineered to reach a new threshold in gaming performance, the GTX 690 also looks the part. Its array of innovative technologies is complemented by sleek materials that contribute to the exotic design of the card, including:
  • An exterior frame made from trivalent chromium-plated aluminum, providing excellent strength and durability
  • A fan housing made from a thixomolded magnesium alloy, which offers excellent heat dissipation and vibration dampening
  • High-efficiency power delivery with less resistance, lower power and less heat generated using a 10-phase, heavy-duty power supply with a 10-layer, two-ounce copper printed circuit board
  • Efficient cooling using dual vapor chambers, a nickel-plated finstack and center-mounted axial fan with optimized fin pitch and air entry angles
  • Low-profile components and ducted baseplate channels for unobstructed airflow, minimizing turbulence and improving acoustic quality
The GTX 690 is powered by a total of 3,072 NVIDIA CUDA cores, all working to deliver awesome gaming performance for ultimate gaming setups. Designed for the discriminating gamer and ultra-high-resolution, multimonitor NVIDIA Surround configurations, the GTX 690 delivers close to double the frame rates of the closest single GPU product, the GTX 680. Plus, it is more power efficient and quieter when compared to systems equipped with two GTX 680 cards running in NVIDIA SLI configuration.



"The GTX 690 is truly a work of art -- gorgeous on the outside with amazing performance on the inside," said Brian Kelleher, senior vice president of GPU engineering at NVIDIA. "Gamers will love playing on multiple screens at high resolutions with all the eye candy turned on. And they'll relish showing their friends how beautiful the cards look inside their systems."

The GTX 690 graphics card is designed using GeForce GPUs based on NVIDIA's 28-nanometer Kepler architecture, following the introduction late last month of the GTX 680.

Availability
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 GPU will be available in limited quantities starting May 3, 2012, with wider availability by May 7, 2012 from NVIDIA's add-in card partners, including ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac. Expected pricing is $999.

 
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Still too expensive. :laugh:

A $999 price would mean a $1200 price (converted) over here.
 
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$1k !!!!!!!
 
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Still too expensive. :laugh:

A $999 price would mean a $1200 price (converted) over here.
And 999 Euro here :D

1->1 conversion for computer goods in Europe is awesome :shadedshu

I have one little question though, is TPU going to review this? I'd really hope so, W1zzard's reviews are the most extensive and cover everything. :toast:
 
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Does anyone else think they are going all out because they are using their mid end card as their high end card, and have large margins. At least if they had any to sell.

Even for a high end card, this sounds even more high end.
 
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that price, better go with GTX 680 SLI
 
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if they can make a dual 680 then the full GK110 is almost definitely finished and they're sitting on it, dammit nvidia just release it and stop cashing in on your lead.
 
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Anyone else noticed the motherboard? Looks like an Intel DX79SI, but with two extra USB 3.0 ports...
 
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That is the hottest, sexiest thing I have ever seen. If I was in the market one of them I would pay $850 tops. $1k is ridiculous.
 
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So it is decided, finally a card I approve. Better start saving so I can afford one in few months! That really is the sexiest piece of hardware I have seen for years if coupled with EVGA backplate :pimp:
 
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And POP goes the VRMs. Hopefully it won't be as terrible as the 590 with those issues. Pushing that much current has side effects you know. Where is the WTB for this thing now? They need to make a WTB themed after that.
 
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And POP goes the VRMs. Hopefully it won't be as terrible as the 590 with those issues. Pushing that much current has side effects you know. Where is the WTB for this thing now? They need to make a WTB themed after that.
I don't think VRM will be a problem now, dual GF110s were much more power hungry than these.
 
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its cheap ... 590 is around 700$
 
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Looks pretty fancy for reference. Is that a windows with rivets? At least it looks like a grand, though it's worthless at 2 GB per gpu. I've gone over that limit 5 times today.
 
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Looks pretty fancy for reference. Is that a windows with rivets? At least it looks like a grand, though it's worthless at 2 GB per gpu. I've gone over that limit 5 times today.
I agree, I ranted on another thread that they should have gone 8GB (4x GPU) or this would have been wasted.
Come on this VGA is wasted on 1080p, it is clearly aimed at higher resolutions and they cripple it from the start :(
 
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Too damn expensive, but oh well some people have the money for this,... just not me i eint got that much money to spare on a GPU, I love playing games with all the i candy and maxed out settings but i have a life $1000 damn, it does appear to me that most of this new gen cards i might pass from both AMD Radeon or Nvidia Geforce price being the main issue for this, then again Nvidia not being that good on what it brought to the table compute, then again i know its not about compute gaming is the main thing they nailed it but at a high price and a mid tier turned high end card while they are seating on the top tier chip somewhere the GK100 which should command the prices we are seeing now.

I thought AMD Radeon this time round they got gaming and compute but still they are the ones who started with the high prices so, and i never wanted to be exploited, so i think to my self my GTX460 1GB still does me right. ill hold off till the next gen of cards which will be AMD Radeon 8xxx Series or Nvidia Geforce 7xx or ultimately when the prices drop like the current Radeon 6xxx or Geforce 5xx, so till there is a super price drop to acceptable prices i eint in a hurry to change my GPU, ill be changing any other thing on my rig just not the GPU for now, plus i play most of my games on PS3 and my GTX460 is still very nice on my rig,...


If i ever decide to get one of the current gen cards from any of the two camps, then nothing less than for Geforce GTX670 or for Radeon 7870
 
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