Wednesday, March 23rd 2011

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 Exclusive Bundle Detailed, Benchmarked

Gigabyte want to launch its GeForce GTX 590 in a big way. The company prepared a special, probably limited-edition package, which it refers to as "Exclusive Bundle". Packed in an industrial-looking toolbox, Gigabyte is including its reference-design GeForce GTX 590 3072 MB graphics card, a load of cables and accessories, and a Gigabyte GHOST M8000X gaming mouse, in its complete package (including adjustable weights). Gigabyte's package looks very well made, advertising the products inside well. It kind of makes sense to pack a ultra high-end graphics card with a high-end gaming mouse. With this, Gigabyte is looking to project the GTX 590 as more of a premium gamers' product (than something you buy and put under frozen gases right away).

Gigabyte's press deck also included some benchmark results. Testing is completely internal to the company. Gigabyte is a vendor-neutral graphics card partner (it sells both GeForce and Radeon), so these numbers can be taken at face value. According to Gigabyte, the GTX 590 rocks 3DMark Vantage at low resolutions, but the gap between it and Radeon HD 6990 closes at higher resolutions. It admits that Radeon HD 6990 is a faster graphics card overall for 3DMark 11. In game tests, GTX 590 and HD 6990 trade blows with each leading the other in different game tests. If these figures are to go by, it will be a very close and interesting battle for supremacy between the GTX 590 and HD 6990. Gigabyte's GTX 590 Exclusive Bundle is priced in China at a little under US $1,150.

Source: Taobao.com
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43 Comments on Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 Exclusive Bundle Detailed, Benchmarked

#1
Nesters
Well, I wouldn't be playing on 1280x1024, if I had enough money for HD6990 or GTX590. It seems we have to go higher than 1920x1080 for ATI to start rockin'.
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#2
onthepulse
Holy crapazoly. That price is outrageous. I mean I know that this is not a mainstream SKU - but that is totally out of the ball-park. Let's see what the 'standard edition' goes for.

I'd also like to see the performance next to 2xGTX560Ti and 2xGTX570 both SLI...
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#3
LDNL
Are they out of their minds? At stock it doesnt stand a chance against the radeon counterpart.
I don't know what gigabyte has done to it but I can't imagine youd pay over a grand for it.
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#4
AndreiD
Haha, I like that they chose benchmarks where mostly nvidia cards do good.
Judging by those, the 6990 should be about the same as the 590.
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#5
yogurt_21
hmm loses in 3dmark 11 and they then put up a ton of old games for benchies?
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#6
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
this is fail. lol 1000 bucks for something a 6990 can do. Looks like these top binned chips are rare and in a limited matter much like what 8800GTX ultra was.

lol @ the vantage mark, probably with physx on. Its even slower on farcry, an nv loving game.
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#9
The_
I love all of the ATI fans getting in the early digs....:roll:
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#10
newfellow
Gigabyte sure got it PR correct this time.

This is pure WOHUU! For the most kids as it's the angry, hidden fisher man sitting on living room going somewhere from 8-16 everyday, but sure for a good looking fisher bag he'll open up the wallet for 1,150$ any day.

/SARKASM
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#11
toyo
Nvidia's mega-GPU design fires back... shameful product.
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#12
claylomax
Well the clocks are as expected: 607 core 1215 shaders but the memory is clocked too low 3414.
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#13
pantherx12
If correct, to be expected really, looking at sli scaling of the 580s ( which does beat dual 6970 if I recall correctly) but te 580s use more power than 6970s so the amount of down-clocking would be greater.

These cards should be epic underwater, don't get that wrong.
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#14
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Thats a great looking bundle! this card will still sell very well IMO, lots of Nvidia loyal customers out there, not to mention if it trades blows well and sells for the same price, it will all depend on the games you play, and perhaps if you watercool or not :)
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#15
Jack Doph
by: wolf
Thats a great looking bundle! this card will still sell very well IMO, lots of Nvidia loyal customers out there, not to mention if it trades blows well and sells for the same price, it will all depend on the games you play, and perhaps if you watercool or not :)
I'm sure they have this bundle in order to compensate for the ridiculous price-tag.
Here in Australia the card retails for $1099 - at least $200 more than the HD6990 and it cannot even beat it outright.
A shame really. I was looking forward to trying nVidia again for my next build.
Perhaps we need to wait for the second-gen of this card before seeing some decent results?
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wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: Jack Doph
I'm sure they have this bundle in order to compensate for the ridiculous price-tag.
Here in Australia the card retails for $1099 - at least $200 more than the HD6990 and it cannot even beat it outright.
A shame really. I was looking forward to trying nVidia again for my next build.
Perhaps we need to wait for the second-gen of this card before seeing some decent results?
I reckon that's quite inflated due to the anticipation and will settle much closer to the 6990 price, I'm an Aussie too btw, just displaced in Paris for the time being mate :toast:

by: DriedFrogPills
Centrecom have got dear lately. Check msy and pccasegear for better prices.
MSY FTW when it comes to best prices on any pc parts, give it ~one month after release, check MSY prices and it should be much more reasonable.
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#18
Jack Doph
by: wolf
I reckon that's quite inflated due to the anticipation and will settle much closer to the 6990 price, I'm an Aussie too btw, just displaced in Paris for the time being mate :toast:



MSY FTW when it comes to best prices on any pc parts, give it ~one month after release, check MSY prices and it should be much more reasonable.
I noticed the Perth bit :p

Been checking out PCCG, but it's not listed as yet. Possibly tomorrow (official release date).

Thing is.. in a few months, the HD6990 will also have settled in price and much more closely reflect the actual RRP than the prices they charge now, so it seems AMD's already ahead on price as well as performance with their beast.

Might have to bite the bullet and go with it in a few months time, instead of the GTX590.
I imagine the GTX590 would fold a lot better though..
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wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: Jack Doph
I noticed the Perth bit :p

Been checking out PCCG, but it's not listed as yet. Possibly tomorrow (official release date).

Thing is.. in a few months, the HD6990 will also have settled in price and much more closely reflect the actual RRP than the prices they charge now, so it seems AMD's already ahead on price as well as performance with their beast.

Might have to bite the bullet and go with it in a few months time, instead of the GTX590.
I imagine the GTX590 would fold a lot better though..
I have a feeling it will always be a little more expensive, I guess we just need to sit tight for the reviews and see how they really do go head to head in games, noise, heat and power consumption.

I mean really if it's a few % slower overall, yes they lose the top card bragging rights, but if its perhaps cooler/quieter etc it could still be very worth the money if you are in the market for a card of this caliber. I for one am steaming in anticipation for the spiritual successor to the GTX295 (which I had) :D
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#20
Jack Doph
by: wolf
I have a feeling it will always be a little more expensive, I guess we just need to sit tight for the reviews and see how they really do go head to head in games, noise, heat and power consumption.

I mean really if it's a few % slower overall, yes they lose the top card bragging rights, but if its perhaps cooler/quieter etc it could still be very worth the money if you are in the market for a card of this caliber. I for one am steaming in anticipation for the spiritual successor to the GTX295 (which I had) :D
Agreed.
Just need to remain calm & patient.

Calm
and
patient.

:/

Is it here yet??
:p
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#21
Jonap_1st
one proof that SLI-on-a-stick is not that good. even its final price get cut to just around $800 - 900 i still prefer take 2 570's rather than buying this card..
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#22
Jack Doph
by: Jonap_1st
proof once again that SLI-on-a-stick is not that good. even its final price get cut to just around $800 - 900 i still prefer take 2 570's rather than buying this card..
True, but I suspect a lot of this performance loss is due to the severe down-clocking, rather than an actual detrimental potential loss..
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#23
Jonap_1st
by: Jack Doph
True, but I suspect a lot of this performance loss is due to the severe down-clocking, rather than an actual detrimental potential loss..
yeah, they (nv) wouldnt take a risk to break that power barrier, so downclocking the core is the only way to make it run safely.

btw, wheres dual 460 made by galaxy? im still had a hope for them..
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#24
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: Jonap_1st
proof once again....
really? the 9800GX2 and GTX295 were great cards, 295 still holds it's own today against a GTX480/580.
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#25
Jonap_1st
by: wolf
really? the 9800GX2 and GTX295 were great cards, 295 still holds it's own today against a GTX480/580.
i had edit it. 9800gx2 gtx295 both were great.. :o

"still blinded by that one-grand-card"
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