Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:25

EVGA GTX 690 4GB reviewed - Overclocking, Thermals, Power Consumption

Written by Sanjin Rados

thumbrecommended08 75

Review: Reference design, but still a winner

 

Although this is a dual GPU graphics card, we were pleased with overclocking. Reference GPU Base clock is 915MHz, but we used EVGA’s Precision X to boost it +135MHz. We had even more fun with the memory and pushed it from reference 1502MHz to 1752MHz.

In order to provide better cooling while we’re squeezing out more juice from the card, we maxed out the fan in PrecisionX, which was 95%RPM. Thermals on both GPUs were just fine after our overclocking, although the fan ran loud when at 95%RPM.

EVGA already made a water block for its GTX 690 Hydro Copper graphics card, and users will be able to buy it separately. If overclocking is your deal, then we’d definitely recommend buying the block.

The reference cooler is really a quality part so reference clocked GTX 690’s really won’t have problems with cooling or noise. When idle, GTX 690 is almost inaudible.

precision-oc

plus135 i plus450

crysis OC

When the fan was set to AUTO, reference clocked card didn’t exceed 80°C. At the same time, the fan didn’t exceed 2050RPM, which kept it quiet as well. GTX 690 is about as quiet as a single GTX 680, but definitely quieter than two GTX 680s in SLI.

temp load crysis2

gpuz temp idle


power

(Page 9 of 10)
Last modified on Wednesday, 04 July 2012 09:12
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments