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Apr 19th, 2012

NVIDIA To Release GeForce GTX 690 by May 5th

NVIDIA To Release GeForce GTX 690 on April 30th
Yesterday’s picture posted on Facebook by NVIDIA GeForce staff indicates the release of GeForce GTX 690, sources of SweClockers say. NVIDIA will (paper) release this card in the week starting April 30th.

SweClockers claim that ‘independent sources’ confirm that Facebook teaser is about GeForce GTX 690, a dual-gpu card based on Kepler GK104. NVIDIA want to match the launch of GTX 690 simultaneously with Intel’s Ivy Bridge release, which takes place on April 29th. NVIDIA usually releases their cards in the middle of the week (Wednesdays and Thursdays are most often chosen for release dates), that’s 2nd or 3rd May.

GeForce GTX 690 is dual-core card with 3072 CUDA cores in total. Since it’s based on the same GPU that GTX 680 has it will have two 256-bit bus interfaces. It would feature 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Card will require 650W power supply through two 8-pin power connectors.

It seems that AMD won’t release their dual-gpu Radeon HD 7990 card quicker than NVIDIA. This would be the fastest desktop graphics card ever made. If you have unlimited amount of cash, then get ready to pre-order this card as it hits stores, we all know how hard is to grab dual-gpu cards months after release (it’s almost impossible to buy new). You should be prepared to spend at least $699.