Expected pricing is $999...
The upcoming NVIDIA flagship graphics card, has a pair of fully-functional GK104 'Kepler' GPUs and a 915 MHz base clock...
NVIDIA just unveiled their upcoming dual-GPU powered flagship graphics card at the GeForce LAN, taking place in Shanghai. This is probably the big announcement they were planning.
The GeForce GTX 690 performs “almost identical” to two GTX 680′s harnessed in SLI – but quieter, cooler and more energy efficient.
Here are the card new features and official specs:The GeForce GTX 690 will feature a pair of fully-functional GK104 “Kepler” GPUs. If you recall, the GK104 is the chip powering the excellent GeForce GTX 680, which debuted just last month. On the upcoming GeForce GTX 690, each of the GK104 GPUs will also be paired to its own 2GB of memory (4GB total) via a 256-bit interface, resulting in what is essentially GeForce GTX 680 SLI on a single card.
On GeForce GTX 680 cards, the GK104 GPU has a base clock speed of 1006MHz, with a Boost clock of 1058MHz. The GeForce GTX 690 will have a somewhat lower base GPU clock of 915MHz with a boost clock of 1019MHz. The memory clock on the GeForce GTX 690 will reportedly remain unchanged from the GTX 680 and run at an effective 6Gb/s. With those specifications, the GeForce GTX 690 will likely offer about 90% of the performance of a GeForce GTX 680 SLI setup, give or take a couple of percentage points depending on the application.
* An exterior frame made from trivalent chromium-plated aluminum, providing excellent strength and durability
* A fan housing made from a thixomolded magnesium alloy, which offers excellent heat dissipation and vibration dampening
* High-efficiency power delivery with less resistance, lower power and less heat generated using a 10-phase, heavy-duty power supply with a 10-layer, two-ounce copper printed circuit board
* Efficient cooling using dual vapor chambers, a nickel-plated finstack and center-mounted axial fan with optimized fin pitch and air entry angles
* Low-profile components and ducted baseplate channels for unobstructed airflow, minimizing turbulence and improving acoustic qualityOf course, this one won't be cheap. Expected pricing is $999 and it will be widely available by May 7, 2012.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
NEWS SOURCE #1: http://hothardware.com/News/NVIDIA-U...Force-GTX-690/
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.vg247.com/2012/04/30/gefo...hz-base-clock/
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story, which shows that 'next-gen' consoles will have alot of catching up to do now!