NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690: the $1000 Dual-GK104 Graphics Card Announced

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA has officially announced and launched the new GeForce GTX 690 this Saturday at the NVIDIA Game Festival in Shanghai. This graphics card is based on two GK104 GPUs, the same GPU that powers the GeForce GTX 680. And due to the power efficiency of the GK104 GPU, both GPUs of the GTX 690 have the same specifications that the GTX 680 one. The GTX 690 performs more or less just like a pair of GeForce GTX 680 in SLI. The boost clock is slightly lower than the GTX 680 one. And for TDP applications, the base clock is lower: 915MHz against 1006Mhz for the GTX 680.

The GeForce GTX 690 will be officially launched on May 3 2012. Reviews will be available at this date.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Quad SLI

Here are the main features of the GeForce GTX 690:

  • GPU: two GK104 @ 915MHz (base clock) / 1019MHz (boost clock)
  • Shader cores (CUDA cores): 3072 (1536 per GPU)
  • Memory: 4GB (2GB per GPU), 2×256-bit GDDR5
  • Power connectors: 8-pin + 8-pin
  • TDP: 300W
  • Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0
  • Price: USD $999

The GTX 690 Press Release can be found HERE.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690



  • RazorBurn

    Thats the best looking video card ive seen yet..

  • Alex

    No more space for GPGPU :-(

  • dyhvn2

    size is almost as large as the motherboard. :)

  • Anon

    “No more space for GPGPU”. What are you on about? Just like other nVidia cards of recent years this can do gpgpu work.

  • DrBalthar

    *Sigh* again nVidia is back in its usual stupid mode! And I thought they had matured out of it with the 680 release.

    $1000 is just pure greed!

  • Alex

    Two great GPUs for an useless video card.

  • nuninho1980

    $1000!?! wtf?! But this price is silly! Max ~$700-750
    I think – GTX 680 cost ~$350-400

  • Psolord

    Only 1000$? I’ll buy two! :rolleyes:

  • RazorBurn

    Even with $1,000.. There are still many who are willing to buy this.. Like the 590 and 6990 which kind a hard to find these days..

    Nvidia Execs. are not that stupid to make products where no one will buy..

  • samsi

    lol… why don’t they use carbon fiber and titanium too?

  • Felix

    >> $1000!?! wtf?! But this price is silly! Max ~$700-750
    I think – GTX 680 cost ~$350-400

    =) In Russia it is cost ~$1500)). For us it is very expensive, but the local dealers are selling at that price, and they feel good(.

  • Elijah

    GTX 680’s are more like $470-$620 each and this card is as fast as two of the GTX 680’s running in SLI mode. Therefore, you’re paying around $1000 for the roughly the same performance as paying $940-$1240 using GTX 680’s and you’re using half the space. Doesn’t sound like a terrible deal to me. Expensive, but not out of line with the usual pricing.