Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the latest graphics card, the GeForce GTX 690, in his keynote address at the NVIDIA Game Festival in Shanghai.

NVIDIA provided further information about the card in a press release and claims the new card’s performance is “almost identical” to two GTX 680′s harnessed in SLI – but quieter, cooler and more energy efficient, as the heat and noise of two Kepler GPUs in one card is minimised by evaporative heat sinks and specially designed fans.

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Take a look at GeForce GTX 690 specifications below, and visit the company’s announcement for graphs and comparison shots showing how it stacks up against the GTX 680.

GeForce GTX 690 Specifications

  • CUDA Cores – 3072
  • Base Clock – 915 MHz
  • Boost Clock – 1019 MHz
  • Memory Configuration – 4GB / 512-bit GDDR5
  • Memory Speed – 6.0 Gbps
  • Power Connectors – 8-pin + 8-pin
  • TDP – 300W
  • Outputs – 3x DL-DVI, Mini-DisplayPort 1.2
  • Bus Interface – PCI Express 3.0

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 will be released in limited quantities on May 3 from NVIDIA, with a wider release set for May 7 that will include NVIDIA partners ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac. The card will have an expected price tag of $999. Check out GeForce GTX 690 images here

 

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