Nvidia Unveils GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GPU Monster Graphics Card

Nvidia has today unveiled (or should that be unleashed) its latest top of the range graphics card, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 690. Packing in two 28nm Kepler GPUs, the card sports a unique premium design and costs a whopping $1,000!

Following the recent launch of its GeForce GTX 680 card, which uses a single Kepler core, the new card is by far and away the fastest graphics card on the planet, nearly doubling the performance of the GTX 680. What’s more you can link two of them together in a ‘quad’ SLI configuration for truly bonkers performance.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 690

The company quotes some benchmark figures for the card running both on its own and with a second card, and the figures are quite astonishing. Running at 2,560 x 1,600 with 4xAA and 16xAF you’ll get 80fps in Battlefield 3 with a single card or 120fps with two. In Crysis 2 you’ll get just over 60fps and just under 100fps respectively!

Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 - Game Performance vs GTX 680
Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 - Game Performance vs quad SLI

As well as packing in the performance Nvidia is also keen to point out the new card will be quiet and power efficient thanks to a specially designed new fan and cooling system. The card also sports a number of unique and premium elements, including clear polycarbonate windows above the heatsinks, a thixomolded magnesium alloy fan housing and matt-chromium plated aluminium case.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 - Cooling

Launching May 3rd, along with a certain other highly anticipated product, you’ll have to have seriously deep pockets to bag yourself one of these but if you do you can probably guarantee you won’t have to upgrade for years to come.

Going to pick yourself up one of these cards or is it just a little too rich for your tastes? Let us know in the comments.

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