Thursday, March 24th 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Is World's Fastest Graphics Card

NVIDIA today introduced the GeForce GTX 590, the fastest dual graphics card available today which also happens to be the world's quietest too. Powered by dual NVIDIA Fermi-class GPUs on a single card, the GTX 590 is designed for über enthusiasts and those looking to build the ultimate PC gaming rig.

With a combined 1024 NVIDIA CUDA architecture cores, 3GB of GDDR5 memory, 6 billion transistors and over 2200 individual components all packed into an 11 inch dual slot card, the GTX 590 delivers a staggering 32 tessellation engines that can power today's cutting edge DX11 games at resolutions of 2560x1600 and higher. With four separate video outputs on each card, consumers can configure their PC with four independent displays, or they can span their gaming across 3 3D displays, at a resolution up to 5760x1080 for an intense, immersive, stereoscopic gaming experience utilizing NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology.

Like all NVIDIA "DX11 Done Right" GPUs, the GTX 590 delivers the world's fastest performance for DX11 games(i). And with NVIDIA SLI technology, the industry's most scalable multi-GPU platform, gamers can increase their PC's gaming performance by adding a second GeForce GTX 590, for an incredible Quad SLI gaming mode.

NVIDIA engineered the GTX 590 to be the world's quietest dual GPU product. It features a special cooling system and dual vapor chambers which deliver both astounding performance and acoustics. Measured with a standard decibel meter, the GTX 590 clocks in at 48dB, more than two times quieter than the closest competitive product under full graphics load. To the human ear, this difference means the GTX 590 delivers a 3D gaming experience that is typical of a quiet library. In comparison, the competition's product is more on par with a busy freeway.

"The GTX 590 is the best dual GPU product ever built," said Drew Henry, general manager of GeForce GPU business at NVIDIA. "With leading performance, support for multi-monitor 3D gaming, Quad SLI, and an acoustic envelope that begs to be heard for how quiet it is, the GTX 590 epitomizes what a perfect dual graphics card looks, performs, and sounds like."

With an estimated selling e-tail price starting at $699 USD, the GeForce GTX 590 is available starting today from the world's leading add-in card partners, including Asus, EVGA, Gainward, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, POV, Palit, and Zotac.

For more information on the new GeForce GTX 590, please visit this page.
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62 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Is World's Fastest Graphics Card

#2
Dj-ElectriC
Missleading title is missleading? idk... ask w1zz.
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#3
pr0n Inspector
by: Dj-ElectriC
Missleading title is missleading? idk... ask w1zz.
I would totally buy this and game at 1024x768. This high-res, wide screen, multi-display thing is just a fad, man.
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#4
mdm-adph
The defense: "This is just the information we're given in the press release."

They don't necessarily believe the stuff that's in the press release.
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#5
toyo
At least it's "only" 700 USD...
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#6
jmcslob
WOW what BS Nvidia's own chart don't make any sense when compared to anyone elses when comparing relative performance......They even have the 460 outperforming the 560 by a good Margine....Fail
EDIT LOL that's my bad eyes I was misreading the 550 as the 560 but they still don't compare to other trusted reviews
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#7
Fourstaff
While the graphics card is indeed fast, but a dead graphics card is useless to anyone
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#8
jmcslob
It's impossible to conclude the GeForce GTX 590 is faster than the Radeon HD 6990 as it really depends on the game, and that's precisely why we test with fourteen titles now. Based on our findings, the GTX 590 was just 1% faster than the HD 6990 on average. The GTX 590's only big win was in Far Cry 2 and some argue that the game isn't a worthy test candidate given the large influence Nvidia had on its development.

If we removed Far Cry 2 from the results, we would actually have the GTX 590 to be 2% slower than the Radeon HD 6990. It's also interesting to note that a vast majority of the GTX 590's losses were in DX11 titles: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (-15%), Metro 2033 (-20%), Battlefield Bad Company 2 (-9%), and Aliens vs. Predator (-10%).

Besides its 46.3% lead in Far Cry 2, the single GPU GTX 580 was also 22.5% faster than the HD 6990. The rest of the games, including Mass Effect 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, F1 2010, Splinter Cell Conviction and World in Conflict all favored the GeForce GTX 590 by a margin of just 6% or less. Therefore, we think both dual-GPU cards are evenly matched and considering the GTX 590's $699 MSRP, Nvidia seems to think so, too.
SOURCE
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#9
Yellow&Nerdy?
Well, Wizz just proved that it is as fast at Full HD and slower if the resolution gets higher. The 6990 will eat it for breakfast in multi-monitor setups. Plus it blows up if you play with the volts too much.
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#10
Yukikaze
Fastest Kamikaze Silicon in the world.
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#11
crow1001
World fastest my ass, it's a complete fail with them clocks.

Great review by Wiz.
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#12
..'Ant'..
Its not the worlds fastest but maybe fastest card for Nvidia but 6900 and GTX 590 trades blows its hard to decide which one wins it all depends on the games.
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#13
gbird
590 is not the fastest.

I have been reading all over the internet and so far the 6990 is winning by 4-5 frame rates. The 590 is quieter yea, however the 6990 so far wins.
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#14
GSG-9
48db is right around where the 6950/60 are at isn't it?
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#15
Captain.Abrecan
by: jmcslob
It's impossible to conclude the GeForce GTX 590 is faster than the Radeon HD 6990 as it really depends on the game, and that's precisely why we test with fourteen titles now. Based on our findings, the GTX 590 was just 1% faster than the HD 6990 on average. The GTX 590's only big win was in Far Cry 2 and some argue that the game isn't a worthy test candidate given the large influence Nvidia had on its development.

If we removed Far Cry 2 from the results, we would actually have the GTX 590 to be 2% slower than the Radeon HD 6990. It's also interesting to note that a vast majority of the GTX 590's losses were in DX11 titles: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (-15%), Metro 2033 (-20%), Battlefield Bad Company 2 (-9%), and Aliens vs. Predator (-10%).

Besides its 46.3% lead in Far Cry 2, the single GPU GTX 580 was also 22.5% faster than the HD 6990. The rest of the games, including Mass Effect 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, F1 2010, Splinter Cell Conviction and World in Conflict all favored the GeForce GTX 590 by a margin of just 6% or less. Therefore, we think both dual-GPU cards are evenly matched and considering the GTX 590's $699 MSRP, Nvidia seems to think so, too.
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_590/16.html
26vs28fps...
7.6% faster @ metro, not -20%. I don't know how you got that:confused:

Also the 590 did worse on Far Cry 2... so wth man
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#16
v12dock
Fastest card to catch fire?
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#17
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
It appears most of the review site's received asus branded cards and the ones that didnt had no issues with the card blowing up...that should tell you something
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#18
jmcslob
by: Captain.Abrecan
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_590/16.html
26vs28fps...
7.6% faster @ metro, not -20%. I don't know how you got that:confused:

Also the 590 did worse on Far Cry 2... so wth man
I got that from that source linked...

Don't get me wrong..

But I'm utterly disgusted with this card...I'm disgusted by the 6990 as well
I didn't want to see the 590 slightly faster than the 6990...I wanted to see like a 20% stomping across the board..I wanted to see unrealistic results and I sure didn't want to hear about the card blowing up...

Now as it stands the consumer gets screwed as the two companies piss a centimeter further than the other with each new release.....I think maybe it would be better if they held it in a little longer and sprayed us from farther away.
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#20
Over_Lord
News Editor
by: jmcslob
It's impossible to conclude the GeForce GTX 590 is faster than the Radeon HD 6990 as it really depends on the game, and that's precisely why we test with fourteen titles now. Based on our findings, the GTX 590 was just 1% faster than the HD 6990 on average. The GTX 590's only big win was in Far Cry 2 and some argue that the game isn't a worthy test candidate given the large influence Nvidia had on its development.

If we removed Far Cry 2 from the results, we would actually have the GTX 590 to be 2% slower than the Radeon HD 6990. It's also interesting to note that a vast majority of the GTX 590's losses were in DX11 titles: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (-15%), Metro 2033 (-20%), Battlefield Bad Company 2 (-9%), and Aliens vs. Predator (-10%).

Besides its 46.3% lead in Far Cry 2, the single GPU GTX 580 was also 22.5% faster than the HD 6990. The rest of the games, including Mass Effect 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, F1 2010, Splinter Cell Conviction and World in Conflict all favored the GeForce GTX 590 by a margin of just 6% or less. Therefore, we think both dual-GPU cards are evenly matched and considering the GTX 590's $699 MSRP, Nvidia seems to think so, too.
SOURCE
nVidia has influence over Crysis and warhead too, but AMD wins...

by: gbird
No worries folks because the AMD HD 7990 specs leaked.

http://uploadpic.org/storage/2011/dpejybDeTmkpBdHdT4cJKLmNR.jpg
http://hw-lab.com/specs-for-amd-radeon-hd-7990-disclosed.html
LOL what a fake... do you believe it? It's FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG.

HD7970 may have 3072 SPs(speculated, VL4W design, double Cayman aka HD6970)

That puts HD7990 to 6144 SPs, this is fake from the 1st row of the chart...
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Captain.Abrecan
by: jmcslob

Now as it stands the consumer gets screwed as the two companies piss a centimeter further than the other with each new release.....I think maybe it would be better if they held it in a little longer and sprayed us from farther away.
:roll: yeah, I get it.

I just read the Tom's Hardware review too. I give the advantage to the 590 in multi-monitor setups and quad sli setups (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-590-dual-gf110-radeon-hd-6990,2898-15.html).
Fanboys can complain that the drivers aren't polished, but there is no excuse for bad drivers. The 6990 has been out for a while now. It should have shipped with working drivers. Christ, there is a game where the dual-6990 setup doesn't even work, and one where the fps is exactly the same as the single card setup. They need to get back in gear, this shouldn't be a prob for amd(http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-590-dual-gf110-radeon-hd-6990,2898-14.html).

Nvidia takes a lot of shit for power consumption, fan noise and size. They make the 590 smaller and quieter than the 6990, and the AMD fans across web are like "oh, well now that doesn't matter.":wtf: its like arguing with gf, no logic allowed; only euphamisms, speculations, misinterpretations, learning disorders and figurative language in this house! "Damned if you do, damned if you don't."

Plus, people argue that the dual-580 is cheaper. Yes it is. But the dual gpu cards serve a purpose: you need better power consumption vs two seperate cards, or you need the other expansion slots. These two cards serve that purpose. Plus the dual 580's draw insane power in comparison:eek:
(http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-590-dual-gf110-radeon-hd-6990,2898-18.html)
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#22
swaaye
by: pr0n Inspector
I would totally buy this and game at 1024x768. This high-res, wide screen, multi-display thing is just a fad, man.
Hey dude back in the yonder era people paid $600 for a pair of Voodoo2 cards to play Unreal at that rez. ;)
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#24
the54thvoid
I lolled at the sound of vague panic from the guys in the background. And the hurried pulling plug from PC.

I like my 580 but these 590 sparky smokey affairs make me laugh. BUT... it is stable in non overclocked mode and maybe the newer drivers will give a more mature performance. It does seem they released too early.

People seem to forget as well that these cards are performing (game dependent) within a few % of the 6990, either better or worse. Most peeps were saying at those clocks it would stink but it isn't (apart from the burning smell!).

Still, both cards are stupid. One is way too noisy and unrefined, the other is quite quiet and on fire. :laugh:
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W1zzard
by: btarunr
With four separate video outputs on each card, consumers can configure their PC with four independent displays, or they can span their gaming across 3 3D displays,
wait what ... you can't use four displays with nvidia 3d vision surround even though you have 4 working outputs ?

so maybe the 3D in 3D Vision stands for 3 Display ?
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