NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 690 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

27 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 136th out of 526 in the GPU Database. Tests performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Benchmark Average 10% Low 1% Low
Flux Core
Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes
30 FPS 23 FPS 22 FPS
Randomly generated noise sphere test
24 FPS 23 FPS 24 FPS
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
26 FPS 23 FPS 23 FPS
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
13 FPS 12 FPS 13 FPS

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Geekbench (CUDA)
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Geekbench (Metal)
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Geekbench (OpenCL)
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Geekbench (Vulkan)
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12,549 7,870 15,421 15,021

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GPU Comparison

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Core Clock 915 MHz
Boost Clock 1019 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 2 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 192.3 GB/s
TDP 300 W
Floating Point Performance 3.13 TFLOPS
Release Date 2012-05-03
PCIe Revision 3.0
DirectX Support 11
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 33 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 130 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1536
Texture Mapping Units 128
Render Output Processors 32

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

The GeForce GTX 690 is a GPU from NVIDIA released in 2012. This chip has an average gaming score at 27% in our GPU benchmark.

The GeForce GTX 690 has 2 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 187 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 690 GPU core runs at a frequency of 915 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1019 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.

The performance specs of the GeForce GTX 690 are a raw floating-point performance of 3.13 TFLOPS : this represents the number of floating point (decimal) operations completed per second. In addition, this NVIDIA GPU has a pixel rate of 33 Gigapixels/s, the number of pixels the GPU is capable of outputting every second. Furthermore, it has a texture fill rate of 130 Gigatexels/s, the number of pixels the GPU can renderer per second.

As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 690 supports up to DirectX 11. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

The raw technical specs of the GeForce GTX 690 are: 1536 total shading units (general purpose parallel cores capable of processing different aspects of the graphics pipeline), 128 texture mapping units (specialised processors for texture operations, this determines the texture rate) and 32 render output processors or units (the final step in the rendering pipeline, responsible for rasterising the image)

Power and thermals for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 300 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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