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NVIDIA unleashes GeForce GTX 690
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Default NVIDIA unleashes GeForce GTX 690 - 04-29-2012, 06:42 | posts: 1,841

NVIDIA unleashes GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, loads it with dual Kepler GPUs, charges $1k


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Would you look at that? NVIDIA hinted it would be coming today, and it looks like the tease is living up to the hype. The company stormed into the weekend at its Shanghai Game Festival by unleashing its latest offering, the GeForce GTX 690 -- and oh yeah, it's packing two 28nm Kepler GPUs! Trumping the recently released GTX 680 as the "worlds fastest graphics card," it's loaded with a whopping 3,072 Cuda cores. The outer frame is made from trivalent chromium-plated aluminum, while you'll find thixomolded magnesium alloy around the fan for vibration reduction and added cooling. Aiding in cooling even further, the unit also sports a dual vapor chamber and center-mounted fan. It'll cost you a spendy $1,000 to pick up one these puppies come May 3rd, and you'll likely be tempted to double up -- two can run together in SLI as an effective quad-core card. With that said, NVIDIA claims that a single 690 runs 4dB quieter and handles about twice the framerate as a duo of GTX 680s in SLI -- impressive, but we'll reserve judgement until we see it for ourselves. check out the press release after the break if you'd like more information in the meantime (...and yes, it runs Crysis -- 2 Ultra to be exact -- at 57.8fps, according to NVIDIA).
weird, i was expecting the 7990 to come first :s


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Default 04-29-2012, 19:22 | posts: 1,776

I might wait a lil bit till price goes down the first time then I might buy.

This card is going to be awesome boy, clockes are off by a hair of their little sons, 680's.

gtx 680, TWINS, here I come. sorrie 7990, I wont see your card for awhile, I was hoping for you to release it in april, guess not for awhile but still looking foward to it, gtx 690, here I CUM!!!
   
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Default 04-29-2012, 19:24 | posts: 9,235 | Location: UK

7990 is due June.
   
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Default 04-29-2012, 19:24 | posts: 10,559 | Location: United kingdom

Theres too many 690 threads atm, we only need 1 thread tbh.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 09:39 | posts: 825 | Location: Greece

Starting price nearly as high as 2 680 cards. This is neither attractive nor normal.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 13:50 | posts: 280 | Location: US

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Starting price nearly as high as 2 680 cards. This is neither attractive nor normal.
This card is cuting edge technlogy and considering a first time 2 full power GPUs (just downclock 8%) and state of the art quiet cooling, card is very attractive and not expensive.

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A heavy duty dual vapor chamber cooling system relying on heavily nickel plated finstacks will sweat what little heat these GPUs pump out. A cast aluminum frame with trivalent chromium plating gives the card a unique look and tremendous rigidity. An injection molded magnesium fan housing adds to the formidable stiffness of the card. A brand new thixomolding process was used to get the required part precision.

The fan housing is made from injection molded magnesium alloy. Magnesium alloys are used throughout the automotive and aerospace industry (including the engines of the Bugatti Veyron and F-22 Raptor) for their light weight, heat dissipation and acoustic dampening properties - which is the same reason we use it in the GTX 690.

The sound profile of the GeForce GTX 690 will be 36db at idle and a mere 46db under full gaming load.

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Default 04-30-2012, 14:14 | posts: 14,955 | Location: Glasgow

Does sound like it could be an amazing card, though does look like Nvidia are over compensating for the dubious build quality of the 590.

Pity its way out my price range.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 14:15 | posts: 2,906 | Location: Alabama

very sexy card, but not worth $999.99 I would pay max $749.99
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 14:49 | posts: 280 | Location: US

Sigh, GTX 690 is made/priced for SLI and CF users, ready to pay over $1,200 for top performing multi GPU solution (too expensive for the single GPU users).

Beside this is the first card that uses airspace technology to make a heatsink.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 15:21 | posts: 877

It may very well use "airspace" technology, and I agree the cooler the better, but come on, where they say, "A cast aluminum frame with trivalent chromium plating gives the card a unique look and tremendous rigidity. An injection molded magnesium fan housing adds to the formidable stiffness of the card." They aren't designing a car chassis, it's a heatsink. Next they'll be trying to sell us carbon-fibre shrouds for "lightweight, high performance" coolers!

All said though, looks impressive, but I'll be waiting for the next best single GPU solution. On a side note, I wonder how much of that $1k price tag is attributed to that cooler?
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 15:33 | posts: 3,008

don't like Apollo-16-aluminum-cast-magnesium-3-hydroxide yadi yadi yada...?

wait for AMD's crude oil jet with the charcoal chimney that should be coming soon afterwards
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 15:48 | posts: 280 | Location: US

OK guys just forget the airspace tech part, it was mentioned to point why HSH is so efficient.

Name me any dual GPU card with air heatsink that brings sound at 36db idle and 46db load.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 16:01 | posts: 11,377 | Location: England

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don't like Apollo-16-aluminum-cast-magnesium-3-hydroxide yadi yadi yada...?

wait for AMD's crude oil jet with the charcoal chimney that should be coming soon afterwards
Just what the hell does that mean exactly?
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 16:10 | posts: 1,516 | Location: Berlin, Germany

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Just what the hell does that mean exactly?
basicly nvidia is pulling another marketing stunt with their bull****

"The outer frame is made from trivalent chromium-plated aluminum, while you'll find thixomolded magnesium alloy around the fan for vibration reduction and added cooling."

ill translate = WE ARE SO ****ING CHEAP WE DIDNT CARE TO PUT COPPER ON YOUR GFX (:

especialy the trivalent chromium plated part is a ****ing joke.. nobody needs to know what state the chromium is in. they arent selling this to chemists, they are selling it to gamers - the fact that most gamers dont know wtf that means is just proof of it. i feel ashamed to be a chemist and actualy understand that nvidia crap
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 16:22 | posts: 280 | Location: US

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So HSF that cool 2 GPUs and 4GB memory at full load under 46db of noise is marketing stunt?

Well you have absolutely no idea what are you talking about.

EDIT
Fixed, sory I shouldn't quote his word.

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Default 04-30-2012, 16:29 | posts: 21,323 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Gentlemen .. language .. please.


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Default 04-30-2012, 16:54 | posts: 10,559 | Location: United kingdom

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Gentlemen .. language .. please.
Hilbert can you share any information on when you will be doing a review on this card or cant you divulge that information yet?
I have to have this card...so far i love it!
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 16:58 | posts: 1,405

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Hilbert can you share any information on when you will be doing a review on this card or cant you divulge that information yet?
I have to have this card...so far i love it!
since nvidia already handed one out in public I assume that people can already put up reviews, but no one has them yet.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 16:59 | posts: 5,590

Its shipped in a wooden crate. Thats what the crowbar was all about, you need it to open it.

http://www.techbang.com/posts/9196-o...gtx-690?page=1
   
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Looking great with wood.
   
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Haha yeah looks great!
   
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I see no merits at all to buy this card.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 19:43 | posts: 5,677 | Location: Timisoara, Romania

Man seeing this price for a dual GPU i guess i won't have a chance getting the next dual gpu from them. 1000$ is to much. 850$ is max i can go for my next GPU.
   
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NVIDIA unleashes GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, loads it with dual Kepler GPUs, charges $1k




weird, i was expecting the 7990 to come first :s


http://www.guru3d.com/news/nvidia-ge...unches--sorta/
i read 999$ then i said hell no, not till pc games actual will use the power of the now a day cards, which is no game, unless run stupid highly res
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 23:26 | posts: 10,559 | Location: United kingdom

Why do people think getting 690 for 800 is expensive considering if i went and got 2x 2gb 680 reference card for sli thats would cost me 840-860 here in the uk?

I mean they achieved close to 2 single in GTX680 in SLI with an awesome cooler...

I also have looked on a few review sites that are saying people (must be beta testers) are having a lot of luck hitting 1300mhz core which is better than most reference cards out at the minute.

A.This maybe due to chip binning which nvidia stated they were doing for the 690

B.10 power phases

C.Better cooling design

D.Due to lower power requirments (TDP to 300W) there more power on tap for OC (2x 8pin = 375W)


I think it could be a brilliant card,if the reviews are good and a certain online retailer has them here in the UK ill be grabbing atleast 1 from day one
   
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