GeForce GTX 590 Detalis Leaked via Slide

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Currently the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 is rumored to be shipping on March 22, mere weeks away. We're still waiting on something official to trickle through the Nvidia lines, so stay tuned.
And we are still waiting for the card to trickle down to you all so you can review it for us! =)
 

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"What's surprising is that the card comes packed with 1 GB less memory than AMD's offering, leading us to wonder if the slide may be mistaken."


Kevin, would you care to explain what is surprising ? Nvidia's GTX580 card, which is the base for this card, was designed like that; adding memory would result in either a 6GB card (3Gb per GPU), or a memory system redesign.

Is this - the card should come with 6GB - what you mean ?
 

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"What's surprising is that the card comes packed with 1 GB less memory than AMD's offering, leading us to wonder if the slide may be mistaken."

It's been rumored for some time that the GTX590 would feature 3GB GDDR5, and this makes perfect sense as the GTX580 has 1.5GB on a 384-bit mem interface. So I'm not sure why this alone would lead anyone to question the legitimacy of the slides. The only way 4GB would be possible is if the bus width on the GTX590 were downgraded to 2x 256-bit, or bumped up to 2x 512-bit, neither of which seem remotely likely.
 

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And they thought they busted nuclear plants in Japan were throwing off a lot of heat... that has NOTHING on these bad boys tho! I wonder if we will need to punp seawater into our cases to cool these things...
 

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I don't see why it would be mistaken; the 580 has 1.5GB of memory. Two of them have 3GB. AMD simply chose to put 2GB on its higher end single GPU models, a decision which doesn't make a massive amount of sense until you game at really high resolutions and/or use Eyefinity.

I can't see how it can "only" do with two 8-pin connectors, not unless it's being significantly downclocked. I checked Anandtech's power readings for their 6990 review and the 6990 uses 130W less power than two 580s playing Crysis, and considering AMD throttle their cards for FurMark, the stock 6990 uses 300W less power in comparison (using the OC BIOS still results in 166W lower drain). The removable cover is a nice touch. All in all, this card isn't going to be cheap and I reiterate that I can't see it being fully clocked - hell, even the 6990 isn't all that.

22nd March is just next Tuesday so we don't have long to wait for answers.
 

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if it got the same fan ass my 295 its going to be realy quiet. at max on 684mhz my cards fans are barly noticeble at all around 58C. actualy the 500series is cooler then the 6xxx radeon beside radeon drives whit the dryer look alike fan. its 6 times louder then eny thing.
 

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[citation][nom]silverblue[/nom]I don't see why it would be mistaken; the 580 has 1.5GB of memory. Two of them have 3GB. AMD simply chose to put 2GB on its higher end single GPU models, a decision which doesn't make a massive amount of sense until you game at really high resolutions and/or use Eyefinity.I can't see how it can "only" do with two 8-pin connectors, not unless it's being significantly downclocked. I checked Anandtech's power readings for their 6990 review and the 6990 uses 130W less power than two 580s playing Crysis, and considering AMD throttle their cards for FurMark, the stock 6990 uses 300W less power in comparison (using the OC BIOS still results in 166W lower drain). The removable cover is a nice touch. All in all, this card isn't going to be cheap and I reiterate that I can't see it being fully clocked - hell, even the 6990 isn't all that.22nd March is just next Tuesday so we don't have long to wait for answers.[/citation]

By putting both gpus on one board you eliminate ALOT of redundant circuitry which helps them maintain the lower than you would expect power envelope without having to downclock too severely. I think it will be a safe bet that this will both out perform and out cost the 6990

Jury is out on noise and heat until some review get up
 

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hey guys.. i have this question in my head for all the time, that keeps me away from gtx570/580. does vapour chamber based heatsink has some mtbfs? i mean will it break at some point/time? cos there is some "ingredient" inside it? (gas or semi-liquid if im not mistaken).
 

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[citation][nom]masterasia[/nom]Who needs this kind of performance? I guess its cheaper than 2 GTX 580.[/citation]
You can NEVER have too much performance!
 

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AMD already made a card breathes fire! We already needed a nuclear reactor for Fermi; AMD went over Fermi, and now what will this do?

Do we even need heaters anymore for winter, or are our video cards going to supply enough heat for our entire house?!
 

If you knew how to read and comprehend you would see that the GPUs are same as the ones used in the GeForce GTX 580.
 

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how about both amd/ati and nvidia making a card that runs on a _300_ watt psu, on a single board, and with silent coolers? Is anyone else getting tired of these cards and wants to simplify without losing performance?
 

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And this obviously will match prices with the ASUS ares, will melt your igloo and possibly set your pants on fire. nVidia just cant get it right anymore......sad
 

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so 512 cuda cores ?
I do greatly wonder how did they figure out to manage all the heat generated by 2 520mm2 die size?, and avoid excess of puwer supply to those GPU which on a single pcb require not less than 8 pin and 6 pin just for each one. HOW ???? o_O?
 

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[citation][nom]scook9[/nom]By putting both gpus on one board you eliminate ALOT of redundant circuitry which helps them maintain the lower than you would expect power envelope without having to downclock too severely. I think it will be a safe bet that this will both out perform and out cost the 6990Jury is out on noise and heat until some review get up[/citation]

You say this, however the 6990 is closer in power consumption to two 6950s than two 6970s, and this is right where it performs. Let's remember that the 5970 (294W TDP), which was in essence two 5870s at 5850 speed on one board, used about the same or slightly less than two 5850s (2x151W TDP). If you take a look at these figures in Anandtech's 580 review, there's no difference at all, meaning that the small number of extra ROPs and shaders is taking away the savings gained from having the one card. The difference between a 5850 and 5870 is 33W in this test but let's remember the clock difference is 17% and the 5870 is using only 12% more juice, so not much can really be going to the unlocked hardware. Note that the 580 uses more power than the 5970 under Crysis - and if the 6990 uses another 113W on top of that, how much will the 590 use when even the 580 is using more power than the 5970?

I'm really looking forward to seeing what nVidia can pull out of the bag.
 
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