Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 690 SLI run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 690 SLI graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. GeForce GTX 690 SLI is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 690 SLI runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 724 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

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 Assassins Creed: Valhalla and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 69 FPS, Medium: 59 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. We proceeded to look at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to see how that compared and saw that it returned a reasonable 58 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Assassins Creed: Valhalla which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 53 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 39 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. Next we have Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War running on GeForce GTX 690 SLI which gets L: 117FPS, M: 92FPS, H: 62FPS, U: 44FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get L: 62FPS, M: 49FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 24FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 690 SLI running at 1440p is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

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? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 690 SLI is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 22% more powerful and can run 801 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 690 SLI would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 909 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 31% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
The GeForce GTX 690 SLI is released on 03 May 2012

GeForce GTX 690 SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 690 SLI
Kepler GK104-355-A2 (x2) (x2)
Texture Rate
522 GTexel/s
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
130 GPixel/s
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 690 SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 25% 2%
Valheim 80% 14%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 43% 11%
Diablo 2 Resurrected 64% 2%
Grand Theft Auto VI 14% 38%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 50% 14%
Diablo 4 37% 27%
Little Nightmares 2 64% 55%
Far Cry 6 14% 41%
Days Gone 25% 7%
GeForce GTX 690 SLI Extras
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