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.

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Pandamobile2705d ago

Hmm. I wonder if I can use the GTX 480 I got as an RMA replacement form my 295 in EVGA's Step Up program.

Theo11302705d ago

Greedy whore,

I want to know the price, if it's 6 large, im in

toaster2705d ago

You're going to Step Up from your Step Up card? lol

Your 480 should have arrived by now, no? You'd have to pay for shipping again.

Pandamobile2705d ago

I cannot :(

Lol, my videocard history is kind of weird.

6200 -> 7600 GT -> 2x 7600 GT -> 8800 GT (died) -> 8800 GTS -> GTX 280 -> STEP UP -> GTX 295 -> RMA -> GTX 480.

Ducky2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

nVidia fanboy.

2011 will be sad for you, ATI has all teh exclusives like battlefield3. Trololo.

Kon2705d ago

Not a single ATI card? Not a fan of it?

toaster2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

ATI have just been outperformed by nVidia in every generation. They are usually first to market with a new GPU but fall short when nVidia beats them. It has always been like this, my first video card was an ATI but I soon switched over to nVidia and never looked back. It's not that I don't like them, it's just that nVidia has much better support, drivers, and better performing.

This generation of DX11 is a prime example of this. 68xx/69xx were touted to destroy nVidia. But then the 580/570 come out of nowhere and AMD cards look really weak compared to the performance you get with nVidia. The 560 Ti just released and that pretty much has AMD's market segment in a stranglehold as nVidia has the best performing cards in every price category. The performance:price ratio is truly amazing. nVidia has superior Tessellation and in general is faster than the AMD price equivalent. Really, there is no reason at all to go AMD in 2011.

Pandamobile2705d ago

I wouldn't call myself an Nvidia fanboy. I'm open to both, but Nvidia always had the better cards when I was in the market. If I was in the market during the 4xxx series, I would have gone for one.

I think 90% of the PC's I've built for friends have been equipt with AMD cards.

4870s, 5850s, all the good shit.

Sarcasm2705d ago

I don't get why someone has to be a fanboy just because they buy a graphics card from a certain company. The fact is that the high end GPU's, nvidia has the upper hand. For the value segment, usually AMD offers more.

Ducky2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

^ It was sarcasm. Hence why the talk about ATI having 'all teh exclusives'.

Though, I've usually stuck with ATI, since they usually have the upper hand when I'm shopping around (I don't care what brand is it, as long as it offers a better bang for buck).
It's a constant tug-of-war between the two and no-one really holds onto the crown for long.
nVidia seems to be reclaiming their throne this year.

Pandamobile2705d ago

Honestly, I'm just an EVGA fanboy more than anything.


Their customer support people are awesome. That whole company is full of awesome people.

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Killzoned2705d ago

i was planning to build a gaming PC with GTX 580 in mind guess i will wait for the 590 !!

Incipio2705d ago

Who the hell uses 3GB of video ram

Ducky2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

Real Men.

Unlike those flimsy Integer Men. >.>

kneon2705d ago

What about those complex men, or many the transcendental men :)

Letros2705d ago

It's useful for obnoxious triple screen resolutions with lots of AA.

Pandamobile2705d ago (Edited 2705d ago )

Technically, I think dual video cards can only use half of their advertised RAM.

The RAM has to be split 50/50 per GPU, and the data on both GPU's RAM has to be identical (I THINK)

My GTX 295 had an advertised (total) 1.7 GB, so I'd technically only have ~850 MB of RAM up for grabs in a game (or so GTA IV tells me).

I was playing Metro 2033 on max settings and that uses all 1.5 GB of RAM on my 480.

Sarcasm2705d ago

It's a dual GPU which is 1.5gb of VRAM each so technically only 1.5gb of VRAM is usable.

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toaster2705d ago

nVidia is at the top of their game again, they rule the roster in every market from low end to high end. There is no denying that nVidia cards outperform the AMD cards in their respective markets. With the launch of the 590, it will only solidify nVidia's lead over AMD in terms of pure performance. 3GB of memory is a lot, plenty for two GF110s. What I'm worried about though is the power. As the article stated, "Max. consumption: A lot" lol. But hey you need a lot of power to push 580s and on the same PCB no less.

NYC_Gamer2705d ago

yes,Nvidia has won this round with solid peformance/prices

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