Monday, March 14th 2011

GeForce GTX 590 Key Features Revealed

An alleged partner presentation slide leaked to the internet reveals quite a bit more about the GeForce GTX 590 than what we already know. To begin with, it lays to rest speculations surrounding the shader configuration, each of the two GF110 GPUs have all 512 CUDA cores enabled. Next, the full width of the memory interface is utilized, giving you 1536 MB per GPU, or 3 GB of total memory on the card.

The rest are fascinating features, such as a removable cooler shroud that lets you clean the card from time to time (you might need to clean it now and then for the best cooling performance), heatsinks that use vapor-chamber technology, getting rid of those pesky heat-pipes, high-grade 12-layer PCB that uses 2 oz copper layers, and a 10-phase VRM (looks like 4+1 phase per GPU). As expected, the final iteration of the card needs to draw power from two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors. "Barely Street Legal"? Is it because they'll throw you out of LAN parties for having too much of a performance advantage? Hmmm.

Source: XtremeSystems Forums
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49 Comments on GeForce GTX 590 Key Features Revealed

#1
AnaMaria81
So the center cooler is the standard now for dual GPUs...
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#2
Jack Doph
by: AnaMaria81
So the center cooler is the standard now for dual GPUs...
It would appear that way, yes.
Not sure I'm liking the whole idea of venting of heat into the case though :/
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#3
HalfAHertz
Oh noes it is barely street legal! You will get busted by the AMD S.We.A.T. team :D

Seriously Nvidia market department, grow up already...
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#4
Zubasa
If that cooler is to scale....
This may potentially break the noise record set by the 6990. :respect:
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#5
LDNL
by: Zubasa
If that cooler is to scale....
This may potentially break the noise record set by the 6990. :respect:
Lets hope not :roll:
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#6
Red_Machine
IT'S OVER 9000!

Wait, that's not right...
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#7
Andrei23
these should come with an 850W psu in the box for the asking price
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#8
W1zzard
by: btarunr
"Barely Street Legal"? Is it because they'll throw you out of LAN parties for having too much of a performance advantage?
they'll throw you out for overloading the circuit breaker
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#9
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Im liking the dual vapor champer cooling. Now guys this cooler comes with the case fan type like what was on the 295. not the blower fan in the middle like the 6990 so it should be a bit quieter.

This sounds like a damn good card!
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#10
cavemanthreeonesix
nvidia seriously need ot get a new marketing team if they truely believe that blurb reflects the people who will buy this card
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#12
Fourstaff
"Horsepower - 365w". Surely it means TDP?
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#13
nINJAkECIL
is this like 2 GTX580 glued together?
if that so, then HD6990 is in serious trouble.
Let's hope the TDP ain't over 400W. Last time I checked, HD6990 TDP is 375W?
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#14
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
6990 didnt pull more then 338w full load by itself far below the 450w AMD claimed the card could use and is designed to handle.

also i highly doubt this card will make a 6990 quake in its boots, i expect the 590 to win but its gonna cost roughly in my estimate at least $200 more then a 6990 so i would HOPE it performs better to be worth the extra performance it gives
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#15
Animalpak
Im sure can beat the 6990, not in all games as usual...

Very similar to the GTX 295 revision, with single PCB. Nothing new about the design or cooler system.

Hope cost less than 800 bills.

My next card.. :rolleyes: again
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#17
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
i doubt it costs less, 2x 580s is around $480, i expect the 590 to be around $900 depending on partner branded pre overclock versions better coolers i expect this card to be in the price range of the ridiculous Asus Ares etc. Most likely it will be more economical and faster to have 2x 580s then this, but time will tell for sure.
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#18
dir_d
I dont think it will cost that much. I also think the clock speeds will be lower than a 580 also. It will be within 5% of the 6990 performance wise, either +5% or -5%.
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#19
yogurt_21
I'd expect 700$ min, which isn't too bad if you were considering 580 sli.

and 512 cores per gpu as i anticipated. now I'm curious is it has 40 or 48 rop's and how many tmu's it has. I'm still suspecting that it's a 570/580 hybrid core as the 295/275 was.
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#20
Thrackan
by: cavemanthreeonesix
nvidia seriously need ot get a new marketing team if they truely believe that blurb reflects the people who will buy this card
It appeals to those who are e-peen interested without knowing any specs.

Peen: - "Hmm, do I get the top card from Green or the top card from Red?"
Green: - "I'm barely street legal with my 365w horsepower!"
Peen: - "OMG! BUYZ!"

Those who are serious about high-end hardware, care about specs, and actually use those cards don't care...
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#21
bear jesus
Apparently the cores will clocked relatively low, possibly around 600mhz.
source
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#22
Benetanegia
by: yogurt_21
I'd expect 700$ min, which isn't too bad if you were considering 580 sli.

and 512 cores per gpu as i anticipated. now I'm curious is it has 40 or 48 rop's and how many tmu's it has. I'm still suspecting that it's a 570/580 hybrid core as the 295/275 was.
It says 3 GB so it has 48 rops and 384 bits memory. Also it's GF110 based so it has 2x64 TMU.
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#23
overclocking101
"custom pcie bridge chip" so that means no NF200?? nice! this shpould have slightly better scaling then the 295, 9800GX2
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#24
devguy
by: Fourstaff
2x512 CUDA cores? The last time I checked, Japan's nuclear power couldn't keep up ...
Too soon, man... :shadedshu
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#25
the54thvoid
by: devguy
Too soon, man... :shadedshu
Yeah, shits still happening. :(
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