ASUS Launches the GeForce GTX 690 – King of the Graphics Mountain James White May 15, 2012 Press Release Do you think you are ready for true power? It is one thing to have the single most powerful graphics card. It is an entirely different matter to have the most powerful graphics card period. ASUS launches their GeForce GTX 690. Do I really even need to do this? If you are a PC gamer, even if you can’t afford it, you keep up with graphics cards released to take the title of the most powerful GPU on the market. The ASUS GeForce GTX 690 is a 28 nm GPU with 3072 Nvidia CUDA cores at 1019 MHz, 4 GB of GDD5 memory at 4096 MHz effective over a 512-bit interface, and all in a two slot design. This is the most powerful graphics card to date. Any benchmark or game performance you are thinking about, this card is the best at it. And if you are going to spend this kind of money on a GTX 690, ASUS is a great brand to trust. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] ASUS Launches the GeForce® GTX 690 – The World’s Fastest Dual-GPU Graphics Card — The world’s first graphics card with two 28nm GPUs on a single PCB offers PC enthusiasts and gamers the fastest, smoothest PC entertainment experience currently available — May 3, 2012 – The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 graphics card launches today with incredible 28 nm dual-GPU performance. It enables class leading high-definition gaming with superior speed, smoothness, and detail. A new energy efficient architecture helps to provide class leading power efficiency while providing tremendous performance. ASUS continues to offer gamers the best overclocking experience with the exclusive GPU Tweak utility, allowing users to push the fastest graphics card in the world to the next level of performance. Enthusiasts are able to tweak and tune all relevant parameters with ease. Raw 28 nm graphics processing power The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 features two GeForce® GTX 680 cores, fielding a massive 3072 CUDA cores that offers truly staggering computing power for graphics as well as parallel processing alongside the CPU. The cores run up to 1019 MHz in boost clock mode, while the 512-bit memory interface links the system to 4 GB of 4096 MHz GDDR5 video memory. Benefits of leaner fabrication come into play Despite all that power, the ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 has a modest 300W TDP. Gamers can tap greater processing capacity while conserving energy thanks to efficient 28 nm manufacturing, thus lowering electricity bills and contributing to more environmentally-responsible gaming. Intuitive graphics controls and tuning with GPU Tweak ASUS once again includes the exclusive GPU Tweak graphics card tuning suite in the box. Overclocking-inclined enthusiasts or gamers can easily boost clock speeds, set power targets, and configure fan operating parameters and policies; all this and more is accessible in the new and friendly interface. GPU Tweak offers built-in safe guards to ensure all modifications are safe, maintaining optimal stability and card reliability. The utility also provides a convenient on-screen monitoring widget and live driver/BIOS updates to ensure the ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 remains up to date. Moving closer to complete gaming immersion The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 offers the most graphics power available to consumers and provides unmatched DirectX® 11 and OpenGL® 4.2 performance. Users who wish to set up an NVIDIA® SLI™ configuration can pair two ASUS GeForce® GTX 690’s for instant quad-SLI™ allowing massive compute capabilities or unmatched gaming performance. New ultra-fast anti-aliasing technologies TXAA and FXAA help game developers and designers deliver smoother and more visually appealing experiences that rival high-end professional graphics rendering. Additional technologies like NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync and hardware-based frame rate metering ensures games move at an optimized pace with no slowdowns. The ASUS GeForce® GTX 690 supports NVIDIA® GPU Boost for immediate auto clock speed adjustments as needed, and easily powers four displays via NVIDIA® Surround™. NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ performance sets new milestones, enabling unmitigated full HD 3D gaming thanks to the power of the GeForce® GTX 690. Notes Actual boost clock speed may vary by system configuration. For more information, check www.geforce.com [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!