NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Launch Review
There are product launches which don’t run smoothly, Ivy Bridge for example… and others where the world gets to see or hear very little of a product before it launches, like Samsungs new Galaxy device… and then there are others where a manufacturer just cant contain themselves because they feel it is so good. In that sort of scenario we get a stream of teasers and the like before a big bang announcement and that is exactly what has happened with todays review product.
The GTX 690 was teased on the NVIDIA website and social media channels a few weeks ago before press started receiving random crowbar’s in the mail and then we had the countdown to Sunday where the product was announced.
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…