ASUS Dual-GPU GeForce® GTX 690 Review and Specifications
First 28nm graphics card with two GPUs on a single PCB offers dedicated gamers the fastest, smoothest, and most detailed PC entertainment currently available
The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 graphics card debuts 28nm dual-GPU performance, presenting the most powerful card of the generation thus far. It enables gaming with superior speed, smoothness, and detail. Due to smarter fabrication, its power demands are relatively modest for energy-conservative operation. This promotes easier quad-SLI™ setups with paired ASUS GeForce® GTX 690s. ASUS continues to offer gamers the best overclocking experience with the exclusive GPU Tweak utility, which goes well together with DirectX® 11 and OpenGL® 4.2, plus technologies such as NVIDIA® GPU Boost, advanced anti-aliasing (TXAA/FXAA), and Adaptive Vertical Sync.
Raw 28nm graphics processing powerThe ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 has two GeForce® GTX 680 cores mounted on the board, fielding a massive 3072 CUDA cores and representing truly staggering computing power for graphics as well as parallel processing alongside the CPU. The core runs at 1019MHz in boost clock, while the 512-bit memory interface links the system to 4GB of 4096MHz GDDR5 video memory.
Benefits of leaner fabrication come into playDespite all that power, the ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 has a modest 300W TDP. Gamers therefore tap greater processing capacity while conserving energy thanks to efficient 28nm manufacturing, thus lowering electricity bills and contributing to more environmentally-responsible gaming.
Intuitive graphics controls and tuning with GPU TweakASUS once again includes the exclusive GPU Tweak graphics card tuning suite in the box. Overclocking-inclined buyers can easily go into boost clock speeds, set power targets, and configure fan revolution settings to make adjustments and experiment with performance gains. GPU Tweak offers built-in guards to ensure all modifications are safe, maintaining optimal stability and card reliability. The utility also provides a convenient on-screen monitoring widget and live driver/BIOS updates to ensure the ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 remains up to date.
Moving closer to complete gaming immersion
New ultra-fast anti-aliasing technologies TXAA and FXAA help game developers and designers deliver smoother and more visually appealing experiences to rival high end professional graphics rendering. Additional technologies that promote faster and more attractive gaming include NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync and hardware-based framerate metering, both ensuring games keep moving at an optimized pace with no slowdowns. The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 supports NVIDIA® GPU Boost for immediate auto clock speed adjustments as needed, and easily powers four-screen displays via NVIDIA® Surround™. Its single-PCB NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ performance sets new milestones, enabling unmitigated full HD 3D gaming.
ASUS GTX690-4GD5 Overview and Technical Specifications
ASUS GTX 690: dual-GPU power enters the 28nm generation
- The world's fastest graphics card with a dual-GPU and beefy 4GB GDDR5 memory
- GPU Tweak utility helps you modify and tune clocks (including new boost clock settings), power consumption targets, voltages, and fan performance via an intuitive interface
- Dynamic clock speed maximization based on game workload pushes performance to new levels with NVIDIA GPU Boost technology
- Immerse in your game with hardware-based frame metering, ultra-fast TXAA/FXAA advanced antialiasing, and Adaptive Vertical Sync technology
- Transform hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D with NVIDIA 3D Vision and dual-GPU power
|Graphics Engine||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690|
|Bus Standard||PCI Express 3.0|
|Video Memory||GDDR5 4GB|
|Engine Clock||GPU Boost Clock : 1019 MHz|
GPU Base Clock : 915 MHz
|Memory Clock||6008 MHz ( 1502 MHz GDDR5 )|
|Resolution||DVI Max Resolution : 2560x1600|
|Interface||DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-D), Yes x 2 (DVI-I)|
HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to HDMI adaptor x 1 )
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Mini DP)
|Accessories||1 x Power cable|
1 x DVI to HDMI adaptor
|Software||ASUS Utilities & Driver|
|Dimensions||11 " x 4.4 " x 1.9 " Inch|
|Note||*Note that the actual boost clock will vary depending on actual system conditions. For more information, please visit http://www.geforce.com/|
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