EVGA GTX690 Review including Quad SLI
Putting two GPUs onto a single card started off as being a bit of a strange idea. After all, the performance of these cards such as the HD3870X2 or GTX295 could never get close to that of two single cards.
However as is always the case with technology, the R&D guys eventually worked out how to get very close indeed. The last generation, the HD6990 or GTX590, were both incredible performers, capable of chewing up nearly every game on the market and spitting out some incredible frame-rates.
Since the release of the GTX680 and the huge benchmark scores that it produced, we were eagerly anticipating getting our hands on the dual-GPU version of the latest nVidia core, and today we finally get a chance to discover if this gets even closer to bridging the gap between a single card with two GPUs, or two cards in SLI.
So pull up a chair, strap yourself in tightly, and let's see what the GTX690 and SLI'd GTX690's have to offer.
As you can see, the EVGA GTX690 has got some huge numbers attached to it. 3072 cores means we have two full-fat GTX680 cores on board, and the clock speeds haven't been heavily reduced either. This should lead to some very tasty scores indeed.
- 3072 CUDA Cores
- Base Clock: 915 MHz
- Boost Clock: 1019 MHz
- Bus: PCI-E 3.0
- Quad SLI Ready
- Memory Detail: 4096 MB GDDR5
- Memory Bit Width: 512 Bit
- Memory Clock: 6008 MHz
- Memory Speed: 0.33 ns
- Memory Bandwidth: 384.52 GB/s
- NVIDIA SMX Engine
- NVIDIA GPU Boost
- NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
- NVIDIA Surround
- Supports four concurrent displays; three dual-link DVI connectors, one Mini Displayport 1.2
- Microsoft DirectX 11 with Direct Compute 5.0 support
- NVIDIA PhysX Technology
- NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
- Quad NVIDIA SLI Ready
- NVIDIA CUDA Technology
- PCI Express 3.0 Support
- OpenGL 4.2 Support
- OpenCL Support