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
H82LUZ73
THE 4850x2 does not count ,It was never released from ATI/AMD and has NO SUPPORT even Sapphire does not support it .This is the very first x2 card ever made and is the forgotten ATI card ....http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ragefurymaxx/default.asp

So the 6990 makes it the 5th card released.As for the GTX590 i worry that the nv200 chip will bottle neck the card.
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#2
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: H82LUZ73
THE 4850x2 does not count ,It was never released from ATI/AMD and has NO SUPPORT even Sapphire does not support it .This is the very first x2 card ever made and is the forgotten ATI card ....http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ragefurymaxx/default.asp

So the 6990 makes it the 5th card released.As for the GTX590 i worry that the nv200 chip will bottle neck the card.
Of course it counts. Its a duel GPU card.
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#4
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: TheMailMan78
Sapphire is the only maker of this card. I dare you to find another.
thats exactly my point, sapphire are the ones that designed and made the 4850x2 that actually saw daylight, not AMD/ATI.

and as pointed out yeah they also made the dual X1950 back in the day.
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#5
KainXS
it is an early prototype but that dosen't change the fact thats thats 2 580's(or 480's) on that one in the picture, if were talking about what the real 590 that will be released will be then based on EVGA's dual


dual 560's 4GB will probably be it or 570's with 5GB

PS why did you use that picture bta
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#6
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: HalfAHertz
what about that dual 1950xt card?

pix:http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/219841-15-sapphire-1950-dual
Was that ever sold? I dont remember that one.

by: KainXS
it is an early prototype but that dosen't change the fact thats thats 2 580's(or 480's) on that one in the picture, if were talking about what the real 590 that will be released will be then based on EVGA's dual
http://img.techpowerup.org/110310/EVGA-DUal-GPU-Backevgadual-gpugeforceces201102.jpg

dual 560's 4GB will probably be it or 570's with 5GB

PS why did you use that picture bta
I think it will be two 570's
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#7
erocker
by: KainXS
dual 560's 4GB will probably be it or 570's with 5GB

PS why did you use that picture bta
Where's your source that it will probablly be two 560's?
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#8
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: erocker
Where's your source that it will probablly be two 560's?
I think hes guessing like we all are unless I missread it.
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#9
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: TheMailMan78
I think it will be two 570's
my money is on a GPU somewhere between the two, like the GTX295 was all the SP's but still cut ROPS and memory bus...

I'm feeling 512 sp's per GPU, hopefully all 48 rops and 512 bit of the memory and GTX570 clockspeeds, but it might end up being 40 ROP/320 bit after all.
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#10
KainXS
I am just looking at EVGA's dual gpu and guessing, thats the best bet right now and EVGA's card they showed at CES2011 looks like a more mature version of the other designs with a similar layout, My guess is 2 cards a 590 with a 114 core and a 595 with a 110 core.
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#11
xXxBREAKERxXx
by: Benetanegia
But they were obviosly waiting. If it had been slower or if HD6990 had consumed a lot less, they would have delayed* it and make the adjustments. The fact they are releasing it and so soon is enough proof that it is faster.

* It wouldn't even be a delay, because releadse date had not been announced yet.
It is a delay actualy. They will show it at the Pax 2-3 Manufacturers (expecting ASUS DCII or III ? version). And i expected 59x to be launched after the Pax. HD 6990 already droped the price to 570 -580 euro (40 euros down).
And also not avialable in the market. GTX 580 dcii also disappeared from the markt. I guess all waiting for Pax to adjust the prices.
And i think if Nvidia beats 6990 in Power Consumption and Numbers Nvidia will likely overpriced a lot. If it willl beat it only by numbers Price would be pretty much close to each other. Waiting for Pax and guess waiting 22 march. Realy need Best of the Year VGA for normal price (well nvidia always overpricing it). I hope ASUS to Intoduce DCII fast for them.
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#14
the54thvoid
Selected quoted lines to go with erockers pic.
....here's a sentimental look back upon 2010 and another little prototype that NVIDIA had kicking around its labs back then. Emerging over in a Chinese forum, this dual-GPU board features two GF104 chips.....
And to quote the article in TPU we're all jabbering about..
...GeForce GTX 590 uses two GF110...
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#15
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
by: H82LUZ73
THE 4850x2 does not count ,It was never released from ATI/AMD and has NO SUPPORT even Sapphire does not support it .This is the very first x2 card ever made and is the forgotten ATI card ....http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ragefurymaxx/default.asp

So the 6990 makes it the 5th card released.As for the GTX590 i worry that the nv200 chip will bottle neck the card.
Sorry, did I imagine the 3870X2 then? Of course the 4850x2 counts and in effect was the 3870x2's Big brother in the architectural line, it was released by Sapphire and some members here had it, irrespective of the crap support which I agree on, it counts cause it exists and went to retail. It was manufactured and sold under license from AMD/ATi and bears their branding.
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#16
Boilerhog
by: Tatty_One
Sorry, did I imagine the 3870X2 then? Of course the 4850x2 counts and in effect was the 3870x2's Big brother in the architectural line, it was released by Sapphire and some members here had it, irrespective of the crap support which I agree on, it counts cause it exists and went to retail. It was manufactured and sold under license from AMD/ATi and bears their branding.
then i guess the Dual 6600 and Dual 6800 by Gigabyte, i assume ,also under licence by the big green envy, would also count.this Jaton Dual 8400gs should be under licence, lol.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=VIDEO-558PCI-QDLP-DT&cat=VCD
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#17
_JP_
I'm sorry, that card just doesn't make any sense to me. :wtf:
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#18
yogurt_21
by: TheMailMan78
Was that ever sold? I dont remember that one.
yes, newegg even carried it, but it's the x1950pro dual not xt. at any rate it was and is the fastest directx 9 card (ie only supports up to dx9)


by: TheMailMan78
I think it will be two 570's
I still think it will either be dual 580's or dual 570's with 512 sp enabled. (so like the 295 was)
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#19
cheesy999
by: _JP_
I'm sorry, that card just doesn't make any sense to me.
2 gpu's means it can support 4 DVI conections, which means 4 monitors at low power consumption+sound, could be good for people who do a lot of 2d work
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#20
_JP_
Still doesn't make sense to me because that's all fine and dandy, but is costs $199.99!! There are better solutions (i.e. the HD 5000 line). I can only see this employed in a strictly single-purpose "it has to be this way, period" solution and that would be with a mini-ITX board that only has a PCI expansion slot. Which, still confuses me and I question it's viability and purpose.
Please, somebody enlighten me on this, because I surely missing something here.
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#22
wahdangun
by: _JP_
Still doesn't make sense to me because that's all fine and dandy, but is costs $199.99!! There are better solutions (i.e. the HD 5000 line). I can only see this employed in a strictly single-purpose "it has to be this way, period" solution and that would be with a mini-ITX board that only has a PCI expansion slot. Which, still confuses me and I question it's viability and purpose.
Please, somebody enlighten me on this, because I surely missing something here.
maybe it was for PCI gaming hardcore like u2k used to be lol
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#23
Boilerhog
by: wahdangun
maybe it was for PCI gaming hardcore like u2k used to be lol
maybe i can see it on one pc 4 15" touchscreens at the retail sales counter.
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#24
xXxBREAKERxXx
GeForce GTX 580 GeForce GTX 590
Core GF110 (40nm) 2x GF110 (40nm)
CUDA Cores 512 2x 512
TMUs 64 2x 64
ROPs 48 2x 48
Chiptakt 772 Mhz 2x 60x Mhz
Shadertakt 1544 Mhz 2x 12xx Mhz
Speichertakt 4800 Mhz 2x 3400 Mhz
Speicherinterface 384 Bit 2x 384 Bit
Speichergröße 1,5 GB GDDR5 2x 1,5 GB GDDR5
TDP ca. 244 Watt 375 Watt (Maximal)

Some info i found in the net. Provided by German site
http://www.hardwareboard.eu/content/1612-Release-der-GeForce-GTX-590-bekannt.-UPDATE-3-Finale-Daten-bekannt-!
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#25
HalfAHertz
by: xXxBREAKERxXx
GeForce GTX 580 GeForce GTX 590
Core GF110 (40nm) 2x GF110 (40nm)
CUDA Cores 512 2x 512
TMUs 64 2x 64
ROPs 48 2x 48
Chiptakt 772 Mhz 2x 60x Mhz
Shadertakt 1544 Mhz 2x 12xx Mhz
Speichertakt 4800 Mhz 2x 3400 Mhz
Speicherinterface 384 Bit 2x 384 Bit
Speichergröße 1,5 GB GDDR5 2x 1,5 GB GDDR5
TDP ca. 244 Watt 375 Watt (Maximal)

Some info i found in the net. Provided by German site
http://www.hardwareboard.eu/content/1612-Release-der-GeForce-GTX-590-bekannt.-UPDATE-3-Finale-Daten-bekannt-!
The memory will be clocked at only 850 MHz? :o Let's hope that's not the case
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