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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition 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%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 134% 50%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 1%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 54% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 129% 47%
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 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition.

The GTX 960 has a 364 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 690, but the GeForce GTX 690 has 192 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960. As a result, the GeForce GTX 690 exhibits a 152.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 960. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 960 has a 364 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 690, but the GeForce GTX 690 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 960. As a result, the GeForce GTX 690 exhibits a 17.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 960. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 960 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 690, and so the GTX 960 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 690.

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 960, 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 271.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 690 is massively better than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 690 has 3072. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 1855 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 690 is 3130. The GeForce GTX 690 having 1275 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 960.

The GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 690 requires 300 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960 and a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the GeForce GTX 690. The GeForce GTX 690 requires 180 Watts more than the GTX 960 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 690 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 960.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1279 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock1342 MHzvs1019 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-300-A1Kepler GK104-355-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date22 Jan 2015vs03 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
8.3
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2560x1440
6.1
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7.8
3840x2160
4.4
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5.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.2GB/secvs384GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs3072
Actual Shader Performance89%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs256
Texture Rate81.9 GTexel/svs234.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate40.9 GPixel/svs58.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs3
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs300 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs650 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1279MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1342MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's ACX 2.0+ Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
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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