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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Launch Date is March 22

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    its about time NVidia released another dual GPU card.
     
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    good bye sweet 6990, time is come for new master
     
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    finally! cant wait for w1z's review so i can decide which card going to replace my 5870 :rockout:
     
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    Im so excited !!!!!! Can't wait !!!
     
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    So the 6990 is going to be the world's fastest video card for... just over 2 weeks. Can't wait to see it get curb stomped by the 590.
     
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    now all they need is a 2000watt psu for sli
     
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    I believe we can take 570 in SLI and get some idea of how the 590 will perform. But we will see once it's released. Although I do believe it will tip the charts in power consumption though.
     
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    That's a stock photo from last year. I expect the PCB layout has changed significantly since then.
     
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    If people were already commenting on the HD 6990's relatively high power-consumption and noise, when this one comes out, those people will have heart-attacks!
    Let's get this monster fight started!!
     
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    Power Consumption - Very High
    Heat - Very High
    Performance - Very High
    Price - Very High
    Noise - ???

    There is no chance NV would release a dual gpu card after AMD's unveiling unless they were sure it would win the title of fastest card. Power wont matter to them. And given AMD have dropped the ball on power consunption with the 6990, expect 590 to burst the ball.

    It's now like a soap opera. I wouldn't buy one of either but it sure is fun waiting and watching the numbers.
     
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    Looking at the way display outputs are arranged, I can guess two possibilities:
    • A dual/triple fan cooler that exhausts inside the case (more likely)
    • A triple slot graphics card with a vent, just so it could have a single-fan exhaust system like GTX 295 single-PCB (less likely)

    Edit: Looks like it's got dual-slot bracket:

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    So it's the first bullet point. I expect the card to be about as loud as WindForce 3X coolers from Gigabyte.
     
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    My guess is this card will be at least $800 if not more.
     
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    And the GTX 480 SOC with Windforce 3 got good reviews for cooling and noise.....
     
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    for more than $800 u SHOULD be able to have sex with it :D :D
     
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    i just hope that it will run Crysis 2 decently cause this game will Squash every piece of hardware that is inside your system, starting with the GPU :D
     
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    Ummmm....WHAT ? This game is so "consolised" to the point that my old P3 would probably run it @ 30 fps....ok not really, using my current rig, I can get more than 60fps easily.

    Anyway, I thinking I'm starting to change my views about dual gpu graphics cards and starting to see the errors in my previous argument about them. Hopefully these new cards won't starting failing on me like the previous generation.
     
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    The card's shader, mem, gpu clock rates were already establish well before the release of 6990. They may have OC variants if it is slower but it won't be altered in the 2 or weeks before official NDA release/benchmark review.
     
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    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.
     
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    I know, I was being optimistic when I said it might sound like WF3X. NV wouldn't want a loud reference cooler.
     

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