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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 is the new flagship dual-GPU graphics card from GeForce and its GTX series.

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Pros

shorter (11") and slimmer than the competition, fits in a larger number of cases

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compatible with all of Nvidia's widely used proprietary software systems: PhysX, CUDA, 3D Vision, etc...

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3D Vision Surround support - play on 3 3D monitors for the ultimate in 3D immersion

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very effective custom cooler - keeps the card quieter and cooler than the HD 6990

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beastly powers - dual GTX 580 GPUs with 1.5GB of memory each

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Advanced Power Management - much like the HD 6990 the GTX 590 intelligently monitors heat and power throughput to guard against synthetic 'stress' benchmarks overloading the card

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good overclocking headroom in terms of thermals and default clockspeeds

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Cons

not as fast as the AMD Radeon HD 6990 - across the board

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super expensive

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only supports SLI with another GTX 590

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requires a great deal of power - technical maximum draw of 365W (2 x 8pin PCI-e power connections required)

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long (11") - won't fit in just any case

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Not very reliable. Can goes up in smokes with very mild OCs. and some cards can die even during normal gaming usages ie(running vantage, crysis... etc)

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creates excessive heat

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dumps hot air back into the case

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 is the new flagship dual-GPU graphics card from GeForce and its GTX series. Designed to offer the world's fastest DirectX 11 performance, offering resolutions higher than 2560x1600 50% faster performance than the GTX 580. It also aims to offer the quietest possible acoustics for a premium dual chip graphics card, building off the award winning acoustics of its predecessor, and measures at 48dB (more than twice as quiet as the closest competitive full graphic card). The GTX 590 also features the ability to combine two cards in a Quad SLI configuration allowing for the construction of intricate gaming rigs. The 590 is designed specifically for avid enthusiasts looking for the optimal gaming experience.

 

Features
  • PhysX physics engine
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision surround
  • Realtime Raytracing
  • Peak bandwidth of 20GB/second
  • Full-speed frame buffer blending
  • Full-speed FP16 texture filtering
  • OpenGL 4.1 support
  • Third generation streaming multiprocessor
  • NVIDIA CUDA technology
  • Improved memory subsystem
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