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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 570 SLI GeForce GTX 690
Cyberpunk 2077 63% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 49% 4%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 7%
FIFA 21 18% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 44% 7%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 1%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 134% 50%
Grand Theft Auto VI 130% 47%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 55% 1%
Genshin Impact 63% 5%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 SLI.

The GeForce GTX 690 has a 183 MHz higher core clock speed and 136 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 570. This results in the GeForce GTX 690 providing 146.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 690 has a 183 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 570, but both GPUs exhibit the same Pixel Fill Rate. 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 over a year more recently than the GTX 570, and so the GeForce GTX 690 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 570.

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 1536 MB more video memory than the GTX 570, 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 80 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 570, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 690 is much better than the GTX 570.

The GeForce GTX 570 SLI has 960 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 690 has 3072. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 570 is 1405 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 690 is 3130. The GeForce GTX 690 having 1725 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 570.

The GeForce GTX 690 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 570. This means that the GeForce GTX 690 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 570.

The GeForce GTX 570 SLI requires 410 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 690 requires 300 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 570 and a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the GeForce GTX 690. The GTX 570 requires 110 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 690 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 570 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 690.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed732 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1019 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-275-A1 (x2)Kepler GK104-355-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs03 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8.3
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10
2560x1440 - vs green tick
7.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
5.7

GPU Memory

Memory2560 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed950 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus640 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth304GB/secvs384GB/sec
L2 Cache 1280 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units960vs3072
Actual Shader Performance68%vs100%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs256
Texture Rate87.8 GTexel/svs234.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units80vs64
Pixel Rate58.6 GPixel/svs58.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections4vs3
HDMI Connections2vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power410 Wattsvs300 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 40 Ampsvs650 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 570 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 570 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may cause micro stuttering in FPS below 30. This means this combination might even perform worse than a single GTX 570.
The optimal performance it delivers is largely better than single GeForce GTX 580 and relatively close to GeForce GTX 590.
Therefore, this combination is sufficient for gaming at 1080p and most demanding games can be played at the highest settings.
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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