NVIDIA today announced the
GeForce® GTX 690, the world's fastest consumer graphics card(1) -- with
a bold industrial design to match.
Powered by dual Kepler architecture-based GeForce GPUs, the GTX 690
is meticulously designed -- inside and out -- to deliver the most
refined, elegant and smooth PC gaming experience possible.
The surprise announcement was made by NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun
Huang during his keynote address at the NVIDIA Game Festival in Shanghai,
which is being attended by more than 6,000 gamers from across China.
Engineered to reach a new threshold in gaming performance, the GTX 690
also looks the part. Its array of innovative technologies is complemented
by sleek materials that contribute to the exotic design of the card,
-- An exterior frame made from trivalent chromium-plated aluminum,
providing excellent strength and durability
-- A fan housing made from a thixomolded magnesium alloy, which offers
excellent heat dissipation and vibration dampening
-- High-efficiency power delivery with less resistance, lower power and
less heat generated using a 10-phase, heavy-duty power supply with a
10-layer, two-ounce copper printed circuit board
-- Efficient cooling using dual vapor chambers, a nickel-plated finstack
and center-mounted axial fan with optimized fin pitch and air entry
-- Low-profile components and ducted baseplate channels for unobstructed
airflow, minimizing turbulence and improving acoustic quality