EVGA recently lent our German lab one of the GeForce GTX 690s we've had in the U.S. for months. The purpose? To pit against HIS' upcoming 7970 X2 and PowerColor's Devil13 HD7990, both dual-Tahiti boards vying to become the world's fastest graphics card.
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Pushing each card's twin GPUs to 100% utilization is easy with one bitcoin mining session per chip. PowerColor's Devil13 HD7990 enjoys the largest cooling reserves, while HIS' 7970 X2 can't quite keep up.
Not surprisingly, EVGA's GeForce GTX 690 wins the noise contest once again, even in light of temperatures that peak a little higher than we'd like to see. As we mentioned before, though, there aren't many people who plan to use their graphics cards like this (particularly a GK104-based board, which doesn't deliver compelling compute performance), so full-load noise should rarely be an issue.
- Radeon HD 7990 And GeForce GTX 690 Duke It Out
- HIS 7970 X2: The Challenger
- EVGA GeForce GTX 690: Elegance, Illustrated
- PowerColor Devil13 HD7990: Big And Flashy
- Benchmark System
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Real-World Games
- Micro-Stuttering: The Current Situation
- Micro-Stuttering: Alternate Frame Rendering (AMD)
- Micro-Stuttering: Adaptive VSync (Nvidia)
- Micro-Stuttering: Dynamic V-Sync (AMD)
- Power Consumption
- Noise Comparison Videos: Idle
- Noise Comparison Videos: 500 FPS
- Noise Comparison Videos: Game Loop
- Noise Comparison Videos: Full Load
- Just Because You're Fastest Doesn't Make You The Best