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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 Gainward Phantom Edition GeForce GTX 690
Cyberpunk 2077 64% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 50% 4%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 45% 7%
FIFA 21 17% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 45% 7%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 135% 50%
Watch Dogs Legion 58% 1%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 55% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 131% 47%
Genshin Impact 64% 5%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 Gainward Phantom Edition.

The GTX 670 has a 91 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 690, but the GeForce GTX 690 has 144 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 670. As a result, the GeForce GTX 690 exhibits a 121.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 670. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 91 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 690, but the GeForce GTX 690 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 670. As a result, the GeForce GTX 690 exhibits a 26.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 670. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 690 was released less than a year after the GTX 670, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 690 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 690 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 690 has 188.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 670, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 690 is massively better than the GTX 670.

The GeForce GTX 670 Gainward Phantom Edition has 1344 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 690 has 3072. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1457 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 690 is 3130. The GeForce GTX 690 having 1673 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 690 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 670.

The GeForce GTX 690 requires 300 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 670. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the GeForce GTX 690, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1006 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock1084 MHzvs1019 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2Kepler GK104-355-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 May 2012vs03 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1527 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth195.5GB/secvs384GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1344vs3072
Actual Shader Performance70%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units112vs256
Texture Rate112.7 GTexel/svs234.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate32.2 GPixel/svs58.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs3
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs1

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-300 Watts
Recommended PSU-650 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 670 Gainward Phantom Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 670. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include increased overclocking out of the box in the core-clock that went from 915MHz to 1006Hz. The Turbo Boost was also increased to 1084MHz.
The performance boost is very significant and benchmarks indicate it's around 6% when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 670.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings and with attractive resolutions.
GeForce GTX 690 is a dual-GPU graphics card solution of two GeForce GTX 680 (not SLI) and part of the 600 Series released by NVIDIA in 2012.
As usual and a hindrance of dual-GPU graphics cards, the clock frequencies had to be reduced. However, NVIDIA managed to almost double-cross this problem by developing Turbo Boost technology that sets the GPU's core clock from 915 to 1019MHz. The other specs, such as the number of cores, memory speed, and memory bandwidth per GPU are the same on both cards.
The Performance is mind-blowing and indicated for gamers that use demanding technologies, such as Tesselation, paired with extreme resolutions and on games already Very Demanding from the start, such as Metro 2033 and The Witcher 2. GeForce GTX 690 is less expensive and energy consuming than GTX 680 put in Dual SLI.
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