Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 690 SLI run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 SLI
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 690 SLI is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

GeForce GTX 690 SLI is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 690 SLI where we look at the bigger games played in 2023. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 716 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 690 SLI performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Forza Horizon 5 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 96 FPS, Medium: 76 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. We proceeded to look at Resident Evil 8 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 37 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Forza Horizon 5 which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 73 FPS, Medium: 58 FPS, High: 39 FPS and Ultra: 28 FPS. Next we have Resident Evil 8 running on GeForce GTX 690 SLI which gets L: 73FPS, M: 58FPS, H: 39FPS, U: 28FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Dying Light 2 gets L: 62FPS, M: 49FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 24FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 690 SLI is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 690 SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 690 SLI in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 690 SLI? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 690 SLI.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
The GeForce GTX 690 SLI was released on 03 May 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 690 SLI
Kepler GK104-355-A2 (x2)
Texture Rate
522 GTexel/s
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
130 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
8192MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
512bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
1024KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
915 MHz
Boost Clock
1019 MHz
Max Power
600 Watts
950 Watt & 79 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
5760 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official

GeForce GTX 690 SLI Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 690 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 690 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce GTX 690 to know more about its chip.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to around 43% better than a single GeForce GTX 690 performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce GTX 690. Expect this combination to draw up to 600 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.

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