Maingear and Origin now stocking GeForce GTX 690 cards, will probably run Crysis

Gaming stalwarts Maingear and Origin have casually announced that the duo will now happily sell you a rig packing NVIDIA's beast of a graphics card, the GeForce GTX 690. The $1,000 hardware packs two 28mm Kepler GPUs and is tipped to be the world's fastest graphics card -- unless you work in an NVIDIA testing lab, we suppose.

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Kenilworth, New Jersey – May 3, 2012 -MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, is one of the first to offer the new NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 graphics solution to their newly revamped desktop product line up. The monstrous power of NVIDIA's latest new graphics is offered in quad SLI ™ mode and is pushing performance to a new level of realism with consistent frame rates, smooth game play, and advanced technologies.

Is it better to have record setting performance, or incredible sleek looks when introducing a product? MAINGEAR and NVIDIA want to know: is it too much to ask for both? MAINGEAR is proud to add the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 to their newly updated lineup of desktops. This latest game changer powered by two Kepler GPUs has 4GB of GDDR5 memory and 3072 CUDA cores, allowing gamers to crank up the gaming realism with NVIDIA® Surround, NVIDIA 3D Vision® Surround™ and PhysX® rendering incredibility detailed environments and characters in full 1080 HD or even 2560x1600 with a single graphics card. With a screaming 75% increase in performance compared to the GeForce GTX 680, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 has an innovative vapor chamber thermal design that has a TDP of 300W which runs quieter than the previous generation, and the GeForce GTX 690 tears through the latest PC games and looks great while doing it.

"The New Geforce GTX 690 is quite simply a work of art. It reminds us of when NVIDIA introduced the very first GeForce 256, a market dominating product that set the standard time after time," said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. "Everything about this card just screams power, performance, and perfection."

MAINGEAR and NVIDIA together push innovation and redefine what a custom high performance system should be. All of MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty. For more information about MAINGEAR's unique desktops and gaming pcs, please visit:

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ORIGIN PC Unleashes the New Dual Kepler NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Graphics Card

The World's Fastest Consumer Graphics Card is Available Now

Miami , FL - May 3, 2012, 09:00AM EST - ORIGIN ™ PC is thrilled to announce the launch of the new NVIDIA® GeForce`GTX 690 graphics card to their award-winning desktops for gamers, artists, enthusiasts and professionals. Powered by two Kepler GPUs, the GeForce GTX 690 boosts 3D performance to a whole new level and is almost identical to a pair of GTX 680s in SLI. With its unique metal look and excellent durability, anyone would be proud to show it off inside their new ORIGIN PC desktop. ORIGIN PC is an official NVIDIA launch partner and because of its extremely limited availability, ORIGIN PC is one of the only companies to be offering the GeForce GTX 690.

The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Graphics Card features:

3,072 NVIDIA CUDA Cores
Powered by Dual Kepler GPUs Delivering High-performance With Less Resistance and Less Heat
ORIGIN PC Professional GPU Overclocking
An Exterior Frame Made From Trivalent Chromium-plated Aluminum, Providing Excellent Strength and Durability
"ORIGIN PC is always excited to be NVIDIA launch partners and the GTX 690 launch is truly exceptional because it's the perfect combination of power and beauty." says Kevin Wasielewski, CEO/Co-Founder of ORIGIN PC. "The performance of the dual Kepler GeForce GTX 690 will maximize your gaming senses while the stunning trivalent chromium-plated aluminum exterior will maximize your sense of beauty."