nvidia need to include a fire extinguisher in the GTX 590 bundle. :lol: but i must admit , the GTX 580 phantom is an awesome lookign card with REALLLY good grafix...too bad your the room heater wont be needed as summer rolls down in a couple of weeks...
Nice, first leaked image I've seen of the card. It's good to see the rumored specs staying pretty consistent. Looks like it does indeed require a 2x 8 pin power configuration, with the potential to deliver around 375W. Also see 3 DVI ports and what looks like a mini HDMI, but it's difficult to be certain from this angle. Well, really excited to see this go head to head with the HD6990 next month, can't wait to see the benchmarks.
if i ran a tech store, i would sell these with a fire extinguisher just for the lols
that said, amd and nvidia need to put out more dual core chipsets, so long as the dual core out preforms the best single core, it warrants production. i dont have the ability to go dual cards, due to motherboard constraints, and my unwillingness to dick around with drivers and get it to work right.
IMO the 590 will perform better however consume more power than the 6990, however both will have approximately the same heat output. The 6990 will probably be around $700, the 590 $800. Just guestimates here, but reasonable ones at that.
How on earth are they keeping this to 375W? Is it running at 500mhz?
For sure aftermarket overclocker orientated cards are going to need extra connectors. That said, with fully fledged cores, overclocking potential for those with the cooling and power to feed it should be beastly.
[citation][nom]stm1185[/nom]I wonder how the removal of Sandybridge from the market until Intel gets the fixed Mobos shipping is going to impact the sales of these new top end GPUs.[/citation]
Nobody in the market for a dual GPU video card is going to be buying any of these new SB chips, they are all waiting for LGA 2011 while sticking with their 980x. At least if I was spending that much money that's what I'd be doing. The only reason I even thought of picking up a 580 for my new SB system is for an eventual migration to LGA 2011.
I have to ask since they've given the rough length size. How much further can we push the limits of these cards size? It seems to have been "just a little bigger" for generations now. Cards are damn near as long as my case from front to back. At some point it has to stop, my case is wide and fairly empty but it's cluster fucking the internal cables more than anything. The demand for performance over design is going to come to a horrible breaking point at this rate.
[citation][nom]PudgyChicken[/nom]IMO the 590 will perform better however consume more power than the 6990, however both will have approximately the same heat output. The 6990 will probably be around $700, the 590 $800. Just guestimates here, but reasonable ones at that.[/citation]
I am not sure this will be the case. You see, AMD just doesn't have to clock 6990 lower than 6970 as much as 590 than 580 to stay within power consumption specifications.
[citation][nom]yyk71200[/nom]I am not sure this will be the case. You see, AMD just doesn't have to clock 6990 lower than 6970 as much as 590 than 580 to stay within power consumption specifications.[/citation]
But you have to note that they add more CUDA; which makes no sense. It's like how the 6990 is going to be 10 better than 6970.
3gb ram?? effectively 1.5gb im guessing. I think all this dual gpu crap is worthless. isnt it a much better option to pick 2 cards for sli/crossfire. Also, im expecting the pciexpress bs to be saturated with these cards. it would be like running 2 gtx580's with 1 8x slots each.