Asus GeForce GTX690-4GD5 Graphics Card

The GeForce GTX690 is the world’s fastest graphics card, operating on two of nVidia’s most powerful graphic GPUs. The dual GK104 Kepler architecture chips are both fully enabled for the parallel computing advantage of the 3072 CUDA core. Yes, 3072 CUDA cores!

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) is the nVidia technology that speeds up parallel processing for video encoding and non-graphic applications faster than your computer’s CPU. The results are as stunning as the card itself. 

Asus GTX690-4GD5 graphics card

The “4GD5” designation for the Asus GTX690-4GD5 graphics card is code for the 4GB (2GB for each GPU) GDDR5 (Graphics Double Data Rate, version 5) memory which features 8-bit wide pre-fetch buffers through its differential command clock (CK) and forwarded differential write clock (WCK).

The FTX690 features a base clock of 915MHz, a boost clock of 1019MHz, and an impressive memory clock of 6GHz.

And if you want more, you can employ realtime overclocking with the Asus GPU Tweak utility. With GPU Tweak also enables instantaneous in-game video recording up to 720p resolution so you can share clips with your gaming buddies.

At R14 199 it is only obvious that the Asus GeForce GTX690-4GD5 is NVIDIA® PhysX® ready, NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround Ready, has SLI support and features NVIDIA® Adaptive V-Sync.

The GTX690 GPUs are built on the new 28 nanometer process technology which claims to reach up to 45% higher clock frequencies than the previous 32nm and 40nm builds. The 28nm GPU is a more efficient transistor, making it easier to run a quad-SLI setup.

One welcome surprising factor of this beast is that although the GTX690 is so powerful it is one of the quietest graphics cards available today.

Asus GTX690-4GD5

Asus GTX690-4GD5 specifications:

Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
Bus Standard PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory GDDR5 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Engine Clock GPU Boost Clock : 1019 MHz
GPU Base Clock : 915 MHz
CUDA Cores 3072
Memory Clock 6008 MHz ( 1502 MHz GDDR5 )
Memory Interface 512-bit
Resolution DVI Max Resolution : 2560×1600
Interface DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-D), Yes x 2 (DVI-I)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to HDMI adaptor x 1 )
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Mini DP)
Accessories 1 x Power cable
1 x DVI to HDMI adaptor
Software ASUS Utilities & Driver
Power required 650W
Dimensions H=38 mm, L=279 mm, W=111 mm

Also see the Tom’s Hardware GTX690 review and benchmark test.

Date: 18 Jun 2012