Wednesday, March 9th 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Launch Date is March 22

The dust seems to have settled down, after AMD's launch of the Radeon HD 6990, extending the red-team's performance lead previously held precariously by the Radeon HD 5970, to the GeForce GTX 580. It looks like NVIDIA will challenge the performance leadership with GeForce GTX 590, a dual-GPU graphics card that uses two GF110 GPUs (the ones on GTX 570 and GTX 580), for an SLI-on-a-stick solution. Rumors of NVIDIA working on this card became concrete as early as in November 2010, when NVIDIA's reference board became public for the first time.

Latest reports suggest that NVIDIA has chosen March 22 as the launch day of GeForce GTX 590. Incidentally, that is also the launch date of EA/Crytek's much-hyped, initially DirectX 9 action/shooter game, Crysis 2. GeForce GTX 590 uses two GF110, though the shader configuration and clock speeds are not known. Since NVIDIA is chasing the top-spot, you can expect the most optimal configuration for the GF110s. A total of 3 GB (1536 MB per GPU system) on board, and NVIDIA's workhorse PCI-E bridge, nForce 200 will be the traffic cop and radio station between the two GPUs. The card will be able to do 3DVision Surround (NVIDIA's multi-display single head technology comparable to ATI Eyefinity) on its own, without needing a second card.

Source: Expreview
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103 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Launch Date is March 22

#1
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: HalfAHertz
Call me crazy but I'm gonna repeat my previous guess that they're gonna use 2 OCed 560Ti cores and the card is gonna be rated at exactly 599$ perform in spitting distance of the 6990 and be an amazing bargain overall :p Hey, even a broken clock is right twice a day! :D

Besides as others mentioned this shot is old and is not a valid representation of the final product.
the 560ti is a GF114. the GTX590 hsa been confirmed to have two GF110. Either a 2 downclocked GTX580 or 2 Full GTX570s with some extra power of some sort
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#2
erocker
by: HalfAHertz
Call me crazy but I'm gonna repeat my previous guess that they're gonna use 2 OCed 560Ti cores and the card is gonna be rated at exactly 599$ perform in spitting distance of the 6990 and be an amazing bargain overall :p Hey, even a broken clock is right twice a day! :D

Besides as others mentioned this shot is old and is not a valid representation of the final product.
by: nvidiaintelftw
the 560ti is a GF114. the GTX590 hsa been confirmed to have two GF110. Either a 2 downclocked GTX580 or 2 Full GTX570s with some extra power of some sort
Clearly, those are not GF114 GPU's on that PCB in the OP. They will be 570's or 580's.
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#3
15th Warlock
Geez, talk about raining on AMD's parade :nutkick:

Boy, do the people at nVidia know about perfect timing :p

I'm guessing both cards will be in very limited supply the next few weeks, and will be used for PR only purposes by both companies...

Personally, I've always preferred using dual single GPU cards in SLI to getting one of these monsters, unless you're shooting for quad SLI or Crossfire, but for the res. most ppl play at that may be too much.
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#4
JATownes
by: alexsubri
I will only buy this if it make's me a sandwich and plays with my balls
I've been looking for a new sig quote. FOUND IT!!!

But seriously, these cards (6990 & GTX590) are awesome, but (sadly) not needed. My HD6870 Crossfire setup can push anything on the market with all the eyecandy maxed out, and even one 6870 doesn't get choked up at all. These are benching cards, nothing more. :ohwell:

My 2 cents for what its worth.
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#5
JEskandari
It would be great card but I don't get it why NVIDIA won't update that aging
nForce 200 chip they at least can benefit from a little die shrink

well I guess NVIDIA somewhere have some store filled with these chips
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#6
wahdangun
shsh did you all hear polar bear crying? I hope it doesn't started 6th mass extinction when this two beast starting to batle for the crown lol.

on serious note, it will be 4870x2 vs gtx 295, all over again where hd 6990 will be faster in higher resolution or multi monitor config
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: nvidiaintelftw
it is now. was never like that. however, just blatently saying that AMD scaling is higher or better is quite bold. It really depends on the games. Some like CF some like SLI.
Overall xfire scales better and damn near every game out there 6970s beat 580s may change after overclocking but as it stands the ati looks like it will perform better.
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#8
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
I would guess that it will be based on two 570's just as the GTX 295 (loved that card!) was based on two GTX 275's.
Should be interesting once the reviews start coming out:)
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#9
BUCK NASTY
F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust
by: AlienIsGOD
for more than $800 u SHOULD be able to have sex with it :D :D
Some of us will;)
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#10
v12dock
So IF the 590 is two 570s then it should in on par with the 6990, I think this will simply come down to clock speeds. (And Drivers :laugh: )

If the 590 is slightly faster, who says AMD doesn't counter with a higher clock card... ;)
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#11
Ev1LrYu
by: BUCK NASTY
Some of us will;)
Inb4 pubococcygeal lacerations :laugh:



I find it amazing how they are able to handle the thermal envelop involved with these beasts (590/6990). So much muscle, but as others have said, nothing to push
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#12
KainXS
going by the memory on the PCB its definitely 384bit memory bus per gpu, 12 memory pieces on the front 12 on the back if thats the card so that cards not a GTX570 core as there would be ten so its a GTX580 core based card there more than likely but thats probably not final.

but I cannot see this card being sold under 850 dollars(maybe 800), with a 768bit memory bus and 3GB
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#13
runnin17
It will be better than the 6990, but two 580's in SLI still will be the much better performer. Not to mention that two 580's will destroy the 590 in regard to overclocking headroom. Kudos to nvidia for getting the power out, but I'll stick with my 580's.
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#14
Dave65
by: ERazer
finally! cant wait for w1z's review so i can decide which card going to replace my 5870 :rockout:
Me neither but I will probably just get another 580 for SLI..

BTW Razer,how did you get a pick of my X mother in law for your avatar pic?
:roll::roll::roll:
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#15
HalfAHertz
Again I repeat that picture is oold. It's from pre-november last year. A lot of things may have changed since then. Like for example the type of cores used... :D
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#16
yogurt_21
by: HammerON
I would guess that it will be based on two 570's just as the GTX 295 (loved that card!) was based on two GTX 275's.
Should be interesting once the reviews start coming out:)
if we're thinking it will be like the 295 then it wont' be dual 570's it will be two gf 110's with 40 rops and 512 shaders ie a hybrid just like the 295.

by: HalfAHertz
Again I repeat that picture is oold. It's from pre-november last year. A lot of things may have changed since then. Like for example the type of cores used... :D
and I repeat dual 560's are nowhere near the same performance and will be crushed by the 6990. so no there's no way nv releases it because unlike a single gpu card, they can't simply bump the clocks to make up for the lack of architecture.
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#17
mtosev
by: wolf
the 6990 has proved to set the bar really high, especially on its second more awesome bios, but I wouldnt count nvidia out...

also as for ATI releasing those cards... the GTX295 was the answer to the 4870X2, coming a few months later, and I belive sapphire designed and made the only 4850X2, not ATI.

I'm willing to grant they didnt have an answer to the 5970 but theyre comitted to rivaling the 6990, and this is both camps 4th dual GPU card, the war is on!
AMD doesn't agree with you:P
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#18
Imsochobo
by: wolf
the 6990 has proved to set the bar really high, especially on its second more awesome bios, but I wouldnt count nvidia out...

also as for ATI releasing those cards... the GTX295 was the answer to the 4870X2, coming a few months later, and I belive sapphire designed and made the only 4850X2, not ATI.

I'm willing to grant they didnt have an answer to the 5970 but theyre comitted to rivaling the 6990, and this is both camps 4th dual GPU card, the war is on!
ati have made another dualcard, and it was not radeon ;) so 5th from amd and 4th from NV.
7900gx2 9800gx2 295 -> 590.


by: KainXS
going by the memory on the PCB its definitely 384bit memory bus per gpu, 12 memory pieces on the front 12 on the back if thats the card so that cards not a GTX570 core as there would be ten so its a GTX580 core based card there more than likely but thats probably not final.

but I cannot see this card being sold under 850 dollars(maybe 800), with a 768bit memory bus and 3GB
it is extremely expensive, the price for those die's are really high, the powerconsumtion and everything allthogether makes it impossible to stay within PCI-e specs and beat 6990, unless they scale good downclocked with voltage(or in other words, the last mhz's of 580 required alot of voltage)
384 bit doesnt help out on the PCB design.
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#19
Red_Machine
I'll reiterate what I said earlier. The picture in the article is the same one that was leaked last year (i.e. a VERY early prototype board). It has most likely changed significantly since then, so all this estimation of bus width based on RAM chip number, number of PCIe connectors, etc is all pointless.

The card released will most likely be very different from the one pictured.
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#20
Jonap_1st
im pretty sure that gf110 would be two 570's, cause one 580 already suck 260w.. i cant imagine if two 580 being stuck on one pcb, it would suck more than 360w (based on 570 sli)

but 570 sli still pretty nice though, if it priced under $700, it will be more competitive..
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#21
HalfAHertz
by: Red_Machine
I'll reiterate what I said earlier. The picture in the article is the same one that was leaked last year (i.e. a VERY early prototype board). It has most likely changed significantly since then, so all this estimation of bus width based on RAM chip number, number of PCIe connectors, etc is all pointless.

The card released will most likely be very different from the one pictured.
Exactly.
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#22
H82LUZ73
by: Yellow&Nerdy?
Nvidia said nothing about shader count or clock speeds... Although it's almost certain that it will be two 570's. This should be pretty interesting, since the 570 and 6970 perform on par. Clocks of course play a big part in if this is able to claim the crown.
Uhm guys was it NOT Nvidia that had the gtx 580 out before the 6900`s and walked away with the fastest card,Now AMD released the 6990 first and walked away with the single world`s fastest graphics card,So why is some of you saying he gtx590 will kick it to the curb....If the 570`s run on par with the 6970 but they in turn cream them in crossfire/sli performance.If and only a big IF Nvidia worked on their sli performance then i can say the GTX590 will kick the 6990 to the curb.Just a thought.

ATi have had as dual cards

1,The 128 Rage Maxx released 1998
2,3870x2 released 05-06
3,4870x2 released 07
4.5970 released 09
5,6990 released 1week ago
Hope that clears the argument of which brand has had more dual cards out.
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#23
wahdangun
the thing is if this card was aimed at surround view user then it must have at least 2 GB of ram if they want to compete with HD 6990, but with 380 bit buss it make it difficult for nvdia especially if they chose to use 3 GB per GPU then the card will be expensive, add more heat and complexity on the PCB but if they opted to use 1,5 gb per GPU then it become pointless (unless nvdia willing to price it lower than AMD but it won't happen with this big GPU)

alternatively nvdia could lower the buss to 320 bit or even 256 bit and use faster GDDR5 memory.
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#24
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: mtosev
AMD doesn't agree with you:P
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9962/attachmentiu.jpg
but did this card ever make a hard launch? I'm pretty sure they didn't sell any, the only ones I can find that were actually bought/sold/reviewed etc were the sapphire exclusive design ones. also they are the only that appear on TPU's GPU and GPU Bios database.
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#25
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: wolf
but did this card ever make a hard launch? I'm pretty sure they didn't sell any, the only ones I can find that were actually bought/sold/reviewed etc were the sapphire exclusive design ones. also they are the only that appear on TPU's GPU and GPU Bios database.
Sapphire is the only maker of this card. I dare you to find another.
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