-- The world’s first graphics card with two 28nm GPUs on a single PCB offers PC enthusiasts and gamers the fastest, smoothest PC entertainment experience currently available --
Fremont, CA (May 3, 2012) - The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 graphics card launches today with incredible 28nm dual-GPU performance. It enables class leading high-definition gaming with superior speed, smoothness, and detail. A new energy efficient architecture helps to provide class leading power efficiency while providing tremendous performance. ASUS continues to offer gamers the best overclocking experience with the exclusive GPU Tweak utility, allowing users to push the fastest graphics card in the world to the next level of performance. Enthusiasts are able to tweak and tune all relevant parameters with ease.
Raw 28nm graphics processing power
The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 features two GeForce® GTX 680 cores, fielding a massive 3072 CUDA cores that offers truly staggering computing power for graphics as well as parallel processing alongside the CPU. The cores run up to 1019MHz in boost clock mode, while the 512-bit memory interface links the system to 4GB of 4096MHz GDDR5 video memory.
Benefits of leaner fabrication come into play
Despite all that power, the ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 has a modest 300W TDP. Gamers can tap greater processing capacity while conserving energy thanks to efficient 28nm manufacturing, thus lowering electricity bills and contributing to more environmentally-responsible gaming.
Intuitive graphics controls and tuning with GPU Tweak
ASUS once again includes the exclusive GPU Tweak graphics card tuning suite in the box. Overclocking-inclined enthusiasts or gamers can easily boost clock speeds, set power targets, and configure fan operating parameters and policies; all this and more is accessible in the new and friendly interface. GPU Tweak offers built-in safe guards to ensure all modifications are safe, maintaining optimal stability and card reliability. The utility also provides a convenient on-screen monitoring widget and live driver/BIOS updates to ensure the ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 remains up to date.
Moving closer to complete gaming immersion
The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 offers the most graphics power available to consumers and provides unmatched DirectX® 11 and OpenGL® 4.2 performance. Users who wish to set up an NVIDIA® SLI™ configuration can pair two ASUS GeForce® GTX 690’s for instant quad-SLI™ allowing massive compute capabilities or unmatched gaming performance.
New ultra-fast anti-aliasing technologies TXAA and FXAA help game developers and designers deliver smoother and more visually appealing experiences that rival high-end professional graphics rendering. Additional technologies like NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync and hardware-based frame rate metering ensures games move at an optimized pace with no slowdowns.
The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 supports NVIDIA® GPU Boost for immediate auto clock speed adjustments as needed, and easily powers four displays via NVIDIA® Surround™. NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ performance sets new milestones, enabling unmitigated full HD 3D gaming thanks to the power of the GeForce® GTX 690.
Graphics engine NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690
Bus standard PCI Express® 3.0
OpenGL® OpenGL® 4.2
Video memory 4096MB GDDR5
GPU boost clock 1019MHz
GPU base clock 915MHz
CUDA cores 3072
Memory clock 3004MHz (1502MHz GDDR5)
Memory interface 512-bit
DVI max resolution 2560 x 1600
DVI output 3 x native dual-link
HDMI output 1 x via DVI to HDMI adapter
HDCP compliant Yes
DisplayPort 1 x native mini DisplayPort
Adapters/cables bundled 1 x power cable
Software bundled ASUS GPU Tweak and driver
Dimensions 11” x 4.4” x 1.9”
Notes Actual boost clock speed may vary by system configuration. For more information, check http://www.geforce.com
ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.