GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU video card: the monster is finally unveiled!
April 30th, 2012 - 10:50 am ET by D. T.
NVidia has just unveiled their dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690 video card. The least we can say is that it is going to hit the hip pocket when buying one.
During a previously news article, we announced that NVidia would be releasing a new video card, with it to be either that GeForce GTX 670 or the GeForce GTX 690. Over the weekend in Shanghai, China, the company finally unveiled the second of these.
This is an super top of the range video solution based on two GK104 cores burned at 28 nanometres, with the speed varying between 915 MHz and 1 019 MHz. There is also 4 GB of GDDR5 memory on board interfaced at 256-bit and running at 6 008 MHz.
In terms of connectivity, this card brings with it three DVI ports and a mini-DisplayPort. As for the energy use, it uses up to 300 Watts.
The device is planned for release on the 3rd of May by NVidia and from the 7th of May by their partners, with the basic version to cost 999 dollars. Ouch…
We will now have to wait and see how AMD responds, with the Radeon HD 7990. According to the latest rumours, an announcement will be made in June at the Computex show in Taiwan.