GeForce GTX 690 announced for $999

NVIDIA has announced its latest flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 690, for a whopping $999.

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Are you in need of a new graphics card? Do you have about a thousand bucks just laying around? Do you tend to overdo it? The solution may just be the the GeForce GTX 690, NVIDIA's latest flagship graphics card. It boasts some impressive stats and design, and for that price, it really should.

The company announced the card on Saturday. It's powered by two Kepler GPUs, which the company boasts makes it almost match two GTX 680s in SLI, a difference of 2.8%. In terms of sheer stats, it has a base clock of 915 MHz, and a boost clock of 1019 MHz.

More specific details, along with shiny bits of technology porn, can be found in the announcement. NVIDIA points out that its price means it's "not a graphics card for everyone." Then again, if you're in the market for a luxury item and don't want to upgrade your card for a while, you can find ways to justify it to yourself.

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    April 30, 2012 12:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, GeForce GTX 690 announced for $999.

    NVIDIA has announced its latest flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 690, for a whopping $999.

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      April 30, 2012 12:09 PM

      ok

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      April 30, 2012 12:11 PM

      It would be nice if they could come up with a way to have these things not rely on SLI technology.

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        April 30, 2012 12:15 PM

        I suppose you could just double the resources and cut out the middle men, but that's a whole lot of engineering for a single card.

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        April 30, 2012 12:43 PM

        I agree, that would be nice and also crazy cool.

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      April 30, 2012 12:21 PM

      $999 that is all.

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        April 30, 2012 12:27 PM

        Herman Cain approved this price.

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          April 30, 2012 12:34 PM

          Comes with a free membership into the Colbert Platinum Club.

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      April 30, 2012 12:31 PM

      So that is why they were sending out crowbars since you need to rob someone to pay for the damn thing.

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      April 30, 2012 12:34 PM

      Why I don't console game anymore unless it's an exclusive to the console... cards like this ripping up maxed out BF3 settings at a rock solid 60fps at 2560 res, can't beat it.

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        April 30, 2012 12:42 PM

        yep thats worth the 700$ premium over the console version.. ROFL

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          April 30, 2012 12:42 PM

          did you really roll on the floor while laughing after typing this

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          April 30, 2012 1:39 PM

          I don't work at Walmart dude, so acquiring that card is not a big deal. BF3 on console is not even the same game as it is on PC, that was my point... you can have your watered down $360 version and be happy with it... I prefer the PC experience, ROFL

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          April 30, 2012 7:19 PM

          LOLOLOLOL

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      April 30, 2012 12:50 PM

      Why would they even make this? I hope the package is laced with Anthrax, and not the good kind with Scott Ian.

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      April 30, 2012 12:50 PM

      Holy shit.

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      April 30, 2012 12:58 PM

      Hopefully this fucker can hold locked 120 fps at 1920x1200 with everything maxed out in BF3.

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        April 30, 2012 1:18 PM

        I'm pretty sure a 120hz 1920x1200 monitor doesn't exist. Getting this card for 1 1080p monitor would be extremely ridiculously stupidly excessive.

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          April 30, 2012 1:33 PM

          I am pretty sure you are wrong. If you want to play with 3d vision or whatever AMD's answer is, it requires a 120hz capable 3d monitor. They exist. To get 60 FPS in 3d you need to run @ 120 hz since the images alternate.

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            April 30, 2012 1:39 PM

            There are no 16:10 120Hz monitors to my knowledge.

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              April 30, 2012 1:41 PM

              I'm using one but it's 1680x1050.

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          April 30, 2012 1:43 PM

          Yes there is not 1920x1200 120hz screen unfortunately, but that doesn't matter. I cant FEEL the difference 120 fps makes over 60. And I like that feel enough to spend to get it. But then some cant even tell the difference from 30 to 60 let alone 120, I can . HTH.

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            April 30, 2012 1:44 PM

            Typo, CAN FEEL.

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              April 30, 2012 1:47 PM

              I can run COD games at 120 on my 5970 and it is night and day from 60. My 5970 rarely hit 120 with BF3, usually 60-80fps and I dont like it.

              For whatever reason I also get less, almost no tearing at 120fps with NO vsync. At 60 with no vsync is atrocious.

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            April 30, 2012 7:14 PM

            Oh i completely agree 120hz is amazing i have a S27A750D with only a 69502gb and i love the performance out of it.

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          April 30, 2012 4:40 PM

          They used to say that about high end cards whenever they come out. Buy a high end card for a lower resolution and you can buy yourself some future proofing. People used to say the same thing about just about every high end card that comes out at the time. Games despite what people say are still becoming more demanding on hardware. If not by the developers then by the mods available. He wants to run at 120 not 60FPS. This card wouldn't be a complete waste.

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      April 30, 2012 1:42 PM

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      April 30, 2012 3:41 PM

      You guys are getting bad about not proof-reading; been a lot of incoherent sentences lately.

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      April 30, 2012 3:57 PM

      yea good job NVIDIA, you have the fastest GPU the noone can afford. Spot on A+!

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        May 6, 2012 7:35 AM

        People buy two GTX 680 for SLI setups and that costs about the same... and consumes more power and is hotter.

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      April 30, 2012 5:06 PM

      Rumor mill is in full swing that the 670 and the 660 ti are due very soon (Might be with the NDA lift on the seventh) with msrps of 399 and 249 respectively. Both are based on the 680, but parts of the chip are disabled.

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      April 30, 2012 5:24 PM

      I am gonna pull the trigger.

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        May 1, 2012 5:34 AM

        While robbing someone to pay for it? AMIRITE?

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      April 30, 2012 7:18 PM

      NIne hundred and Ninety Nine US Dollars, eh?

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      May 1, 2012 6:02 AM

      Over 9000

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