The Almighty GTX 690 - Is 2012's Most Expensive Graphics Card Still Worth Buying?


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  • Walt Kowalski
    Walt Kowalski  3 days back

    300W TDP huehue

    • CJ
      CJ  3 days back

      The GTX 690 is a legend. I used it for almost 6 years and it became my faithful companion so much that when I replaced it, it was put on display next to my TV.

      • Jonesy
        Jonesy  4 days back

        Bro anything before 2016 isn't worth buying. I would say 2017 but just giving you a little extra room

        • Pepe the Frog
          Pepe the Frog  5 days back


          • Drazen Graves
            Drazen Graves  6 days back

            I'm very surprised at these results

            • Daniel Karlsson
              Daniel Karlsson  1 weeks back

              My build in 2012 still Running It.

              Mobo:P8Z68-V Pro Cpu:i7-2600K @ 4.4Ghz CpuKylare:Noctua NH-D14 Gpu:ASUS GTX 690 Ram:XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 16GB HDD:HyperX 3K SSD 240GB,OCZ VERTEX Plus 120GB ,1.0TB Bildskärm:3 x ACER 24''TFT 3D 120Hz Chassi:Thermaltake Level 10 GT Psu:HX750W Silver Mod OS:Win 7 Pro

              • Timmy P
                Timmy P  1 weeks back

                If you downgrade your drivers you will get that 10fps back I guarantee it 39x.xx series.

                • Rational PoC
                  Rational PoC  2 weeks back

                  that is why buy 1000$ gpu is a waste of money because it will be obsolete in 3-4 years

                  • Rational PoC
                    Rational PoC  1 weeks back

                    @Saitamaro didnt you see the video?

                  • Saitamaro
                    Saitamaro  1 weeks back

                    Well actually the 690 performs often like a 1060 and the 1060 runs any game at high settings in 2019 which means the 690 did last for actual 7 years

                • DeadFest [OSRS]
                  DeadFest [OSRS]  2 weeks back

                  69 nice

                  • Kenneth John Ritsema
                    Kenneth John Ritsema  2 weeks back

                    I played with the 690 ( limited edition with T shirt,mouse ,poster etc price than 1250€ ) up till October 2018 .Sold it on E-bay for 420 € (in two hours)
                    With in all the games everything even on Ultra setting in 1080P , I never had a problem playing : GTA V ,Euro Truck Simulator GOLD ,Ryse Son of Rome,Tomb Raider 2013 ,Witcher 3 etc .
                    The graphics looked always very nice, strangely the objects looked more solid (hard to explain this ) cars in GTA V looked better(even with lots of mods the card run fine ) en the armor's of Ryse Son of Rome, more solid.
                    After this card I bought a GTX 1080TI ROG TRIX (1175€ )and that diet last week (thunderstorm)Now I consider a RTX 2070 ??Still playing on 1080P on a Pioneer Kuro Plasma 60".

                    Thank you for uploading
                    Regards Kenneth John

                    • Tek Soup
                      Tek Soup  2 weeks back

                      I think it will make a return, if they cant make them faster/better they will bring it back.

                      • Royston Parker
                        Royston Parker  2 weeks back

                        Just received a GTX 690 today from CEX after watching this video.

                        Works a treat as a budget build card, but doesn't work at all on my 144hz curved panel, but does work on a standard 60hz flat screen on 720p.

                        • marvel goh
                          marvel goh  2 weeks back

                          Imagine in 2027 he uploaded
                          "Is RTX 2080 still worth buying in 2027?"

                          • kmfrnk
                            kmfrnk  2 weeks back

                            I don't understand it, but your 8400 and the GTX 980 perform better than my 8700K and 1070 Ti in Far Cry 3. I don't know why, but even on ultra, the game don't even use more than 80% GPU. Seems like a CPU bottleneck. But with an 8700K?!?!
                            Maybe u can explain me this :(

                            • L. LaPointe
                              L. LaPointe  3 weeks back

                              I used to own two of these bad boys when it came out and kept my system going for at least 5 years. Now running on RTX 2080Ti.

                              • Dean Fuhriman
                                Dean Fuhriman  3 weeks back

                                Shit CPU

                                • Mini tomate
                                  Mini tomate  3 weeks back

                                  GTX 690: I'm the most expensive graphics card for consumers.
                                  RTX 2080 Ti: _ *Hold my architecture...*_

                                  • matt o'shea
                                    matt o'shea  3 weeks back

                                    In 10 years i wonder if he will do if the RTX 2080ti still worth buying.

                                    • Walt Kowalski
                                      Walt Kowalski  3 days back

                                      1080ti is good card and better then 2080ti

                                    • Incelroni
                                      Incelroni  2 weeks back

                                      It was never worth buying

                                  • Sheyzon
                                    Sheyzon  3 weeks back

                                    Bad Company 2 has a really nice SLI/Crossifre performance too.

                                    • Maask
                                      Maask  3 weeks back

                                      WOHOO IT CAN RUN FAR CRY BUT CAN IT RUN CRYSIS?!??!?!?!? :D

                                      • Denny Hu
                                        Denny Hu  3 weeks back

                                        I need GTX 420

                                        • Dat Boii
                                          Dat Boii  3 weeks back

                                          make sli great again

                                          • Hi there Person
                                            Hi there Person  3 weeks back

                                            I want a 2090 now

                                            • Shdr
                                              Shdr  3 weeks back

                                              Even back then multi-GPU support was lacking and you had to turn it on and off depending on the game. Even if it did work, micro-stuttering and tearing was very common. Unless you're time traveling back to 2012 to hit the leaderboards in 3DMark11, or keeping it for a collection, this card isn't worth more than a 680.

                                              • P C
                                                P C  3 weeks back


                                                • Mark Doug
                                                  Mark Doug  3 weeks back

                                                  I mean i never liked the idea if sli using 2 cards but 2 gpus in 1 card is an awsome idea.

                                                  • Asofe17
                                                    Asofe17  3 weeks back

                                                    r9 295x2 = the most powerful dual gpu ever released and more powerful than even its single card counterpart, thats the most interesting GPU for me. as for now :D But its sad that developers dont include proper SLI anymore, i guess its all because of money, because r9 295x2 would perform in all modern games if games had proper sli support, even if its so old now.

                                                    • VulcanSpawnWolf
                                                      VulcanSpawnWolf  3 weeks back


                                                      • Doctor Dickfart
                                                        Doctor Dickfart  4 weeks back

                                                        haha 69 nice

                                                        • FIREZING _LP
                                                          FIREZING _LP  4 weeks back

                                                          Is a gtx 970 with intel 4600g worth to buy?

                                                          • ғᴀᴛ cj
                                                            ғᴀᴛ cj  4 weeks back

                                                            remove the 0 and it will be worth it 0w0 gtx 69

                                                            • ilvanezzo
                                                              ilvanezzo  4 weeks back

                                                              Saw one of these for €70 today... Kind of want it, even though it shows marginal performance over my current 780Ti.


                                                              There's also a couple 970s for €80/€90 and a 980 for €150 soooooo...

                                                              • lclhago ss
                                                                lclhago ss  4 weeks back

                                                                the 690 dissipator is awesome

                                                                • NiroNicks
                                                                  NiroNicks  4 weeks back


                                                                  • Edvinas Žižys
                                                                    Edvinas Žižys  4 weeks back

                                                                    Kudos for Crysis I ! :)

                                                                    • Lücky Chärm
                                                                      Lücky Chärm  4 weeks back



                                                                      • alastairpei
                                                                        alastairpei  4 weeks back

                                                                        Bought a 690 2 years ago for my London rig for £150. Was a great time.

                                                                        • Chaitanya Khaire
                                                                          Chaitanya Khaire  4 weeks back

                                                                          Still using gtx 650 non ti 1 gb which can modern games at 17 fps at low settings with core i3 2120 and 8 gb ram

                                                                          • S4ltyLH
                                                                            S4ltyLH  4 weeks back

                                                                            It would've been intresting to look at the VRAM usage with the more modern titles, I'd expect 2GB to be a bottleneck (and maybe the reason behind the freezes in Battlefield V)

                                                                            • gordon
                                                                              gordon  4 weeks back

                                                                              gtx 6969

                                                                              • ItsFumy
                                                                                ItsFumy  4 weeks back

                                                                                Gtx 690?

                                                                                Nice (sorry)

                                                                              • Delta W
                                                                                Delta W  4 weeks back

                                                                                Lack of vram (cant stack vram)
                                                                                Lack of support (old card)
                                                                                Lack of optimization because its a dual gpu board
                                                                                Power hungry
                                                                                Big and heavy = stress on the motherboard pcie slot
                                                                                Is it worth it in 2019?Absolutely not (probably was not even in its time period when it launched)
                                                                                Great video btw and unbelievable FarCry 3 performance

                                                                              • Ethan Le
                                                                                Ethan Le  4 weeks back

                                                                                1 like = 100 Nice.

                                                                                • Spagbonara
                                                                                  Spagbonara  4 weeks back

                                                                                  690 can only be performed by 2 graphics cards

                                                                                  • WildStyle
                                                                                    WildStyle  4 weeks back

                                                                                    In 2012 I didn't know what to do 680 was just not enough and 690 was too unreliable. I waited long enough with 550 as a stand in and GTX titan came out. It was glorious! It is still right next to me, serves me as a good cup holder. :)

                                                                                    • Haxalicious
                                                                                      Haxalicious  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Fun fact: it has the grill on it to cook your food.

                                                                                      • Jim
                                                                                        Jim  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Seems like the performance of GTX 1050.

                                                                                        • Natha B
                                                                                          Natha B  4 weeks back

                                                                                          It's better than a 1050. Somewhere between a 1050ti and 1060 i'd say

                                                                                      • Manu Tavano
                                                                                        Manu Tavano  4 weeks back

                                                                                        *sees 69*