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    Default GeForce GTX 590 in February with dual GF110

    GeForce GTX 590 is the confirmed name of NVIDIA's coming graphics card flagship. With dual GF110 GPUs the beafy graphics card will offer 1024 CUDA cores and 3GB memory. Perhaps the most exciting is that the launch is set for February, in the same timeframe as AMD Radeon HD 6990 is expected to arrive. NVIDIA's Fermi architecture have gone from being a laugh in 2009 to being the father of a very respectable graphics card family that boasts the fastest single-GPU graphics card around - GeForce GTX 580.
    The company is on a roll now and is expected to follow up the launch of GeForce GTX 560 Ti with a new flagship. The new graphics card comes with dual graphics circuits and according to reliable sources the name is set to GeForce GTX 590.
    Many CUDA cores before high frequencies

    The new graphics card comes with two GF110 GPUs and NVIDIA has chosen to go all in with the shaders. It goes with the top model of GF110 with 512 CUDA cores, which results in 1024 CUDA cores in total and 2 x 384-bit memory bus.
    The reason NVIDIA has chosen to use the maximal number of CUDA cores is that this becomes a more efficient solution than turning of shader blocks and increasing frequencies. GeForce GTX 590 will instead get considerably lower clock frequencies and voltages than GeForce GTX 580 that use a single GF110 GPU. This is a pretty obvious sacrifice considering that GTX 580 is rated 244 watt TDP, with just one GPU.





    The exact levels for the frequencies and voltages NVIDIA has chosen we don't know, but with a thousand or so CUDA cores there will be plenty of power and clock frequencies that can be increased by the end user. Overall it seems like the smart thing to do.
    With dual GF110 GPUs comes a big memory buffer. GeForce GTX 590 gets 3072 MB graphics memory work with and with dual 384-bit memory buses bandwith shouldn't be a problem.
    Reference design set with large centered fan

    We have no pictures to show of the card since NVIDIA is holding everything tight before the launch of the new flagship. According to reliable sources to NordicHardware the reference design is set and as expected the card will get a full-cover cooler with a large radial fan in the center. The fan will be around 90mm in diameter and hte card will be very similar to GeForce GTX295 (generation 2), but most likely a bit longer.

    A photo that leaked by the end of last year and is claimed to be an early version of GTX 590
    Launch in Febrary with a surprise

    NVIDIA has already set the launch date of GeForce GTX 590 to sometime in February. The exact date was not revealed and from what it seems like it is aiming for a launch similar to the one of GeForce GTX 580, in other words as soon as possible to surprise competitor AMD and the media.
    Today we know more about GeForce GTX 590 than we know about Radeon HD 6990 "Antilles" that sporting dual Cayman GPUs will arrive in February. NVIDIA beat AMD with the new performance series a few months ago, but the question is if they will do it this time too.
    http://www.nordichardware.com/news/7...26+Articles%29

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    Ahhh looks good, it will be a very interesting battle between the 6990 and this beast once there released. I just hope AMD brings some serious shiznit to the table with the 6990.

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    The 6xxx series didnt impressed me so AMD needs to do something with the 6990 if they want to compete this card.Both companys may also consider on a reasonable price,i am not paying more than 650 for a card they can kiss my **s i'll stick with my 5970.

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    Wheels, after paying almost $1400 for two HD5970s I have to admit that they didn't impress me, but my GTX580s do and they were $400 cheaper. You can count on me having two 590s so I'll let you know if their worth it.

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    I'm guessing the real reason for the lower frequency and voltage is because a full length air cooler, that would fit inside the standard 2 slot footprint, cant handle 2 of those GPUs at higher clock speeds and voltage.

    It will be interesting to see what they can do with water cooling.

    Oh for an unlimited budget....

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    Please inform so doctor death, because i am planning too.
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    I have 37days left on my EVGA step up with both GTX580s which carrys me into the beginning of March so I should be able to step up to two EXGA GTX590s, seeing as the article says they will be released next month.

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    BTW doctor I PMD u.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Wheels, after paying almost $1400 for two HD5970s I have to admit that they didn't impress me, but my GTX580s do and they were $400 cheaper. You can count on me having two 590s so I'll let you know if their worth it.
    DD i dont question the superiority of this card to the 5970 i am just saying that both companies need to keep their so called flagship cards to a reasonable price especially Nvidia which tends to be the more expensive.I wanna go green this time like x2 580s or a 590 to begin with but price will be a factor too.I mean...580 already sells here for 600 euro.

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