More leaks about NVIDIA's Dual-GPU GTX 690? May be?

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | April 10, 2012 - 07:18 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, leak, GTX 690

More information has surfaced about NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 690 video card. While other tidbits came to light, perhaps most interesting is the expected May release.

NVIDIA has suffered from quite a few leaks near their launch of the GeForce GTX 680 GPU and its associated cards. Benchmarks were accidentally published early and product pages were mistakenly posted premature. The hot streak continues.

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It may be time to just reset fate and skip to the GTX 700-series. I mean they will eventually be rebranded 700-something anyway.

I kid, I kid.

Not many specifications were leaked, although there is not much left that cannot already be assumed about the card due to the similarities with its sister part.

The reference model GTX 690 will require two 8-pin power connectors and output via three DVI ports as well as a mini DisplayPort. The already released GTX 680, by contrast, requires two 6-pin connectors and outputs by two DVI, an HDMI, and a full size DisplayPort.

The new card will require more power for its dual GK104 GPUs as the larger power connectors would suggest. While the GTX 680 is happy with 550W of total system power, the GTX 690 would like a system power supply of at least 650W. Since the 680 is expected to draw a maximum of 195W, an extra 100W would put estimates for the 690 power draw at somewhere around 295W.

Unfortunately estimates based on rated total system power are very inaccurate as power supply requirements are often raised to the nearest 50W. Really, the 690 could be anywhere between 245W and 295W and even those figures are just estimates.

Still, it looks as though my 750W power supply will survive past May when the leak claims that the GTX 690 is expected to arrive. Yay! May!

Source: EXPreview

April 11, 2012 | 02:33 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Hey AMD fanboy - there was no rebranding with GTX 680 (which kicked AMD's ass) and 99.9% chance no rebrand with GTX 690.

Stop being a douchebag with the renaming comments. AMD lost, get a grip. I kid, I kid.

Wait, nope. You're still a douchebag.

April 11, 2012 | 06:09 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

The last AMD GPU I had was a Rage II.

My last 6 GPUs were Geforce 2 MX, FX 5700 Ultra, 7900GT, 8800GT, GTX260, GTX460.

Technically I had 3 GeForce 2's... an MX200, an MX400, and an MX200 with 3D glasses for 120hz CRT monitors.

I'm not an AMD fanboy, I just have a sense of humor : )

April 13, 2012 | 08:12 AM - Posted by Royce Wegner (not verified)

I wanna get one of these badass cards!I wonder if they are SLI capable. just imagine a real PhysX city... although I doubt a full physics world will not be realized until 5-10 years from now, closest thing was red faction guerrilla and that was Havok/AMD/ATI physics.. GO gtx 690 for the final WIN!!!

April 14, 2012 | 01:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I think the gtx 690 will be a force to be recond with, it will in no way have any similarities to the gtx 590, these 104 chips are amazing with the head and power draw they are going to leave the clockes alone prob even have some cards with factory overclocks, in any case you could over clock it your self and blow the pants of anythning amd can do, plus it has the best 3d on the market and can do any thing the amd card can do and do it better, (multiple monitor, antializing) you name it. GO NVIDIA:)

April 17, 2012 | 12:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Well I hope that some of that's true at least. I was very disappointed with the 680 personally as CUDA and OpenCL performance was quite frankly rubbish. Sure it handles games brilliantly but it renders scenes in a 3D package slower than a 570! I was hoping to replace my 590s with 690s this year (noise and power/heat) but if they're based on GK104 then I'll happily pass. If this means waiting until GK110 then so be it, GK104 just wasn't up to the mark for me.

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