Meet Nvidia’s New Flagship GPU
Just over two months ago, Nvidia showed off the first product in their new 600 range of GPU’s. Last week, they began teasing their next one, something already more powerful than their first GTX 680. Yesterday, Nvidia finally unveiled their GTX 690, the company’s new flagship GPU.
The GTX 690 will be packing dual-Kepler GPU power, so basically a SLI GPU put into one, much like the GTX 590. Nvidia reckon that this card alone packs more of a punch than two GTX 680′s in SLI, something that the GTX 590 couldn’t do when pitted up against two GTX 580′s. But what about the price? Well, Nvidia’s recommended retail price sits at $999 (R7727.00), but I wouldn’t be surprised if the card reached between R9000.00 and R10 000.00 by the time it reaches local shores.
Here are the full specs:
- CUDA Cores: 3072
- 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
- TDP: 300W
- Outputs: 3x DL-DVI
- Mini-DisplayPort: 1.2
- Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0
As well as an in house performance chart:
That chart does a great job of selling the GTX 690 as one hell of a powerful card, but is it worth the price tag? Of course it is, what PC gamer is ever satisfied with the power they have in their beloved tower.