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ASUS GTX690-4GD5 GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 915MHz
  • 1019MHz
  • 3 x DVI DVI 1 x Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16


I'm no genius but I'm not stupid. I'm not a hardcore gamer or builder enthusiast. I do love building my own PC's though. That all being said, I think this card is great. I've researched SLI 680's vs this 690 and decided to go with this one because I'm greedy and love having the best (if I can afford). I came from two Gigabyte GTX 570's (windforce) in SLI and this one card does a great job of making those two look like child's play. I have a 120hz monitor so I strive for GPU's that will push beyond the 60 FPS on maxed settings for any game. This card does that and then some. It actually does it overkill but whatever... I'd buy a Dodge Viper even though the speed limit is 70. Sometimes you just want the option, ya know? 5 Eggs for the GTX 690.


Here's the bad. Everything was running great on my 690 until I downloaded Asus software (GPU Tweak). The second I rebooted after installing, I get a red screen on one of my monitors. I believe others are calling this the RSoD (red screen of death). This isn't a fatal issue for me though, since I have two monitors all I have to do is open an application on the screen that was red and it will disappear. However, every 30 seconds or so it will happen again. So my issue is with Asus and their software. Why buy a $1050.00 dollar card from Asus if they can't even get their supporting software to work with it. Disappointing to say the least. Yay, now I get to go in and read forums on where the issue lies. So glad I paid $1050.00 to research. It’s the principle of the matter.

Other Thoughts:

I bought this card because I love having multiple GPUs, whether it be SLI or a native dual GPU card. I went with this one due to only taking up one slot in my PC, and it just looks awesome.

Now I know issues happen, especially in the computer building world. But there has to be repercussions for negligence. I don’t hate Asus, I think they're a great company, they just need to get on the ball for their high paying customers. I would rather have quality at a later date than the stress of issues to push a release on a product not ready. Before I get “not helpful” votes, please know this is a product review. The product is from Asus so the bad rating is because of them.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Deftonian,

I am sorry the GPU Tweak utility has been causing issues for you. Please try the updated version (6/5/2012) of GPU Tweak to fix the Red Screen problem. You can download it from the Asus website:

If this doesn't help, please contact me at (ref#1043-1337) so that I can assist you.

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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