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Graphics Geforce GTX 690! - Super sleek! and powerful (2x 680)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GoodBytes, 29 Apr 2012.

  1. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Nvidia has announced the new Geforce GTX 690, which is 2x Geforce 680 put into 1 card.

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    NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said "from the ground up to deliver the highest performance in history".

    Nvidia website says:
    - The exterior frame is 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

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    In total, the GTX 690 has 3,072 CUDA cores, running at a 915MHz base clock and 1,019MHz boost clock. These are slightly reduced from the GTX 680. If has a TDP of 300W. The memory clock is unchanged however and you get two batches of 2GB of GDDR5 RAM (4GB total, 2GB per GPU)

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    It will be available in limited quantities starting May 3, 2012, with wider availability by May 7, 2012. Expected retail price is at $999.

    Source: http://pressroom.nvidia.com/easyir/...prid=880385&releasejsp=release_157&xhtml=true


    If you look at the SLI bridge, you can see it's no longer a ribbon, but a card. I wonder if this will come into play.

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    Card:
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    Head over Anatech (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5795/...gtx-690-dual-gk104-flagship-launching-may-3rd) for more pictures and comparison table between the cards.
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  2. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    Great news! I'll be in the market for a high-end GPU in a few weeks :)

    Where did you find the clock speed info? It's not in the press release.
     
  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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  4. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Minimodder

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    Holy frigging shoot! a grand for 1 of those GPU? damn! that's too much money!

    Also I noticed your post count is almost there in the 9K range.. Congrats on that btw when you reach 9K
     
  5. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    That thing is a beast.
     
  6. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    @debs3759, I updated your avatar picture to a more modern OS.
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    (yes I just did it for you) :D
     
  7. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    It can't be over 9000!
     
  8. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Minimodder

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    nice one there, dude! lol but still.. it'll be over 9000 soon..:worried::worried:
     
  9. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Multimodder

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    I bet we'll be seeing a couple of Palit GTX 680 Jetstream 4Gbs on the marketplace soon :D
     
  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    I hope that's not necessary. I like some control over what slots and how far apart my SLId cards are.

    You sure about that? If each GPU has 2GB then surely it's still a 2GB card. Essentially aren't they just 2x 680s in SLI like every other dual GPU NVidia card?... or is that what you meant?


    I'm not a massive fan of dual GPU cards. 2x 680s in SLI will easily beat this thing despite what they say on Anandtech. The only time I'd consider this is if I was going to get 2 of them... as 4x 680s would be problematic in terms of space, slots, heat build up, and power cabling.
     
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  11. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Crikey, that's some monster, although how that fan is supposed to keep it cool i have no idea.

    Sam
     
  12. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    300w TDP is very good when u consider a single 680 has a TDP of 195w. That means a total TDP of about 520 if you allow 220 for heavily overclocked cpu.
     
  13. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

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    If TG sells his 4gb's for one of these he is crazy! I dont think he is a fan of dual GPU cards. I tend to steer clear myself.

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  14. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    It might be crazy and unworkable for gaming if sli doesn't like the game. Bur I'll say this; I love the look of that thing!
     
  15. Bladesingerz

    Bladesingerz Minimodder

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    damn a 1000$ for a card...
    I was kust thinking, the older cards like a 570 won't drop in price because of this right?
     
  16. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    SLI works for most games and those that don't would run fine on a single GPU.

    :)
     
  17. rollo

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    No they won't

    Does 1000 dollars transfer to 1000 pounds i wonder if so that is totally nuts not that I'd ever buy it
     
  18. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    It looks really slick, but it's still not going to be worth the money.
     
  19. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    Thanks for sharing GB..
     
  20. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    Looks like 2 x 680GTX 4GB is the way to go. Congrats nVidia on shooting yourself in the foot with a $1000 card. With only 2GB of vRAM per core- and with folks posting benchmarks with BF3 saturating 2GB of vRAM the 690 is an awfully expensive coaster.
     

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