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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 review
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 10:36A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the all new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690. NVIDIA took two of their best (Kepler GK104) GPUs, placed it onto one card, topped it off with a very nice and dandy cooler and calls this symbiosis of components a single solution graphics card. Internally on that card a small PLX chip functions as PCI Express bridge in-between the two GPUs and sure, that means SLI is in full effect. And the performance .. well breathtaking of course. Have a peek right here in our 27 page review"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

NVIDIA GTX 690 Review
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:40A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The highest clock speeds I could reach on this card are 1202MHz on the two cores and 1620Mhz on the GDDR5 memory. To reach the highest clock speeds I adjusted the GPU core voltage to a maximum of 1175mv and raised the core clock speed by 100MHz and proceeded to test stability using Unigine Heaven Benchmark 3.0 at a resolution of 5760x1080 using the maximum settings. I continued in 10MHz increments until the benchmark failed. Failure came pretty quickly at just +123MHz for a +13% increase in clock speed or 1028MHz. GPU Boosted clocks ranged from 1189MHz to 1202MHz in this configuration. To get the most from the GDDR5 memory I followed the same scaling and ended up with a memory clock speed of 1620 MHz or 6480MHz effective or an 8% bump in speed. Although not massive increases on a percentage basis the increases deliver measurable increases in performance across the board from an already fast card."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to the performance results, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 easily becomes the fastest gaming graphics card that we have ever tested. It is also one of the better looking cards that we have ever used as well. You can tell that NVIDIA left no stone unturned and has tried to make this product the best video card the company has ever released..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690: The Dual-GPU Beast Arrived! @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:05A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dual-GPU Card? More like Dual-GPU beast! The GTX 690 is here: sleek, sexy, and with the power to back it up."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review - Dual GK104 Kepler Greatness
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB dual-GPU Kepler graphics cards is easily the fastest and highest performing gaming solution on the market. As we often state here, if you have the money to spend, this is the place to do it - a $1000 GPU is going to net you a better improvement in gaming experience than a $1000 CPU, that`s for sure. By combining a pair of GK104 parts on a single PCB, and constructing an incredibly sexy cooler to go along with it, NVIDIA has crowned a new king."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GTX 690 is hardly a secret anymore but the newest member of the GeForce lineup has nonetheless been shrouded in mystery. This dual GPU behemoth packs a pair of fully enabled Kepler-based GK104 cores and is supposed to win back the performance crown for NVIDIA. But at nearly $1000, is it really worthwhile?* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 690 flagship. The $999 card is based on two GK104 graphics processors that have their full potential enabled. The new card has one of the most extravagant designs, making heavy use of metal which adds to the experience. Performance is outstanding, being neck to neck with a dual GTX 680 SLI setup."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

 
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 690 DirectX 11 Video Card Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few years there have been many contenders, unfortunately none has had the absolute prowess to take the crown. They all battled well in the trenches but after the battle was said and done at best it was a split decision. Other than price performance, the contenders lacked power efficiency, had issues with increased fan noise and ran much warmer than their baby brothers. A new contender has come forward with the promise of not only being the most powerful but the most efficient. This contender is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, May 03 2012 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we get to look at the GTX 690, NVIDIAs dual GPU Kepler part, and will be putting it up against some of the best custom GTX 680 and Radeon 7970 cards along with CF and SLI configurations in the latest games such as Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 and Skyrim. GPU computing and HD playback will of course make an appearance and to top it off a card like this needs to run on a beefy CPU, so it`s time to take the i7-3960X to 5.0GHz..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

GTX680 Quad SLI vs HD7970 Quad CrossfireX Review @ Vortez
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like most enthusiasts, especially those that either bench or game at the high end, what we all want to know is `who is best`? In years gone by it was a simple affair of pitching one card against another however with multiple GPU setups now common place there is more to evaluating a graphics cards performance. No longer is it mano-a-mano, 1 vs. 1 because to truly examine the performance of a high end graphics card you also have to look at how it performs when in tandem with another. SLI and CrossfireX are critically important when faced with the decision of what to buy because it`s all very well buying the fastest single card, if it scales poorly in multi-GPU configuration you could be disappointed if you wish to expand on your GPU setup."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

GPU Charts: 41 Graphics Cards - updated AMD Radeon HD 7870 @ ocaholic
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 7:35A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 41 graphics cards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Video Card Features @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 1:04A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It didn`t take long for the engineers at NVIDIA to find the right combination of speed and power before they could successfully fit two 28nm GK104 Kepler GPUs onto the same printed circuit board. The GeForce GTX 690 is built for the ultra-performance hardware enthusiast and hard-core gamer wanting to play PC video games at their maximum graphics quality settings with the highest screen resolution possible. It`s a small niche market that few can claim, but also one that every gamer dreams of enjoying. In this article Benchmark Reviews inspects the features available on the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690, a double-slot graphics card equipped with a pair of Kepler GPUs."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Running The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 On An Open-Source Driver
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 10:23A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to clean-room reverse-engineering, it is already possible to run the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler graphics card on a fully open-source graphics driver complete with OpenGL acceleration. Here are the first benchmarks of this work-in-progress, community-created open-source GeForce 600 series graphics driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

The Open-Source Linux Graphics Card Showdown
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 10:23A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this week I provided Intel Core i7 3770K Linux benchmarks for the Ivy Bridge launch-day followed by initial Ivy Bridge Linux HD 4000 graphics benchmarks compared to the Intel HD 2000/3000 Sandy Bridge graphics under Linux and to AMD Fusion on Catalyst and Gallium3D. In this article are more benchmarks of the HD 4000 Ivy Bridge graphics under Linux with Intel`s open-source driver, but in this article it is a much larger comparison. This is a full showdown of the Core i7 3770K graphics compared to several discrete NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards when they`re using their respective open-source Gallium3D drivers. What graphics hardware is best if you want to use an open-source GPU driver? Find out now."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler 1GB Ghz Edition PCI-E Video Card @ TestFreaks
     Sun, Apr 29 2012 | 9:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Decent gaming on a budget, is it possible? Maybe, maybe not, but companies are trying to make it a reality for us. Not everyone can afford several hundred dollars to pay for the latest and greatest video card on the market and that would be the new 7000 series from AMD that can easily cost $500 to $700 is some cases. Thankfully they?ve come out with other versions of the card meant to provide performance but not break your budget. Today for review I have one such card from HIS Digital, the Radeon HD 7770 Ghz Edition which of course features Direct X 11 for the best look in games and everything you do. I?ve put it up against some other cards I?ve got on hand for comparison, so read on to see how the 7770 stands up to the competition. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Gigabyte HD 7950 WindForce 3X & MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Apr 28 2012 | 8:31P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With AMD dropping the price of their HD 7900-series, the HD 7950 has come down to a very affordable $399 price point. In this review we take a look at two competing cards from MSI and Gigabyte which incorporate higher clock speeds and custom cooling solutions but neither asks for a huge premium over a reference design."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

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