EVGA GeForce GTX 690 review

Nvidia's seriously beautiful dual-GPU card

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The impressive thing at first glance is just how close the performance of the GTX 690 and GTX 680 SLI is. Despite having a much lower base clock the GPU boost tech manages to get the twin GPUs up around the same sort of performance.

The next thing to note then is just how close a pair of GTX 670s gets to that performance.

At this level the sort of performance drop you're getting between the two options would be very difficult to see in-game.

DirectX 11 tessellation performance

EVGA GeForce GTX 690 benchmarks

DirectX 11 gaming performance

EVGA GeForce GTX 690 benchmarks

EVGA GeForce GTX 690 benchmarks

EVGA GeForce GTX 690 benchmarks

EVGA GeForce GTX 690 benchmarks

DirectX 10 gaming performance

EVGA GeForce GTX 690 benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
Chipset ModelGTX 690
Chipset LineGeForce
Chipset SeriesGTX 600
DisplayPortYes
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameEVGA
Standard Memory4 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 3.0 x16
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width512 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI
RAMDAC Speed400 MHz
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
DVIYes
Number of DisplayPort Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs3
Height111.2 mm
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Length279.4 mm
ManufacturerEVGA Corporation
Memory Speed6008 MHz
Product NameGeForce GTX 690 Signature
Manufacturer Part Number04G-P4-2692-KR
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.evga.com
Marketing Information

The EVGA GeForce GTX 690 is NVIDIA's fastest graphics card... ever. It combines the groundbreaking new GeForce architecture with raw dual-GPU power to provide truly game-changing performance. Get superior gaming innovation that is meticulously designed - inside and out - for the fastest, smoothest, richest gaming experience.

Package Contents
  • GeForce GTX 690 Signature
  • Disc
  • 1 x DVI to VGA Adapter (For DVI-I)
  • 1 x DVI to HDMI Adapter
  • 2 x Dual 6-pin to 8-pin Adapter
  • Accessory Pack
  • T-Shirt
  • Mousepad
  • User Guide
Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)1.81 kg
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, DirectCompute, OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL