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Nvidia's dual-GPU GeForce GTX 590 rumored for March 22

By Matthew ยท 27 replies
Mar 9, 2011
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  1. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    In the coming days, a lot of us will be talking about Nvidia's GTX 590 and AMD's recently released HD 6990 and even argue over the relative merits of each card. However, the reality is that only a few of us would consider buying one or, more importantly, could afford to buy one of these dual-GPU monsters. Flagship cards are as much about boosting the company's PR as they are about unit sales. As for Crysis 2, it'll be out in less than 2 weeks and if the independent web reviews are not as good as you hoped for, then vote with your wallet and don't buy the game. Crytek can't afford to ignore that message.
  2. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,372   +17

    Like many PC gamers I too am disappointed with what I've seen so far from Crysis 2. While graphically I could forgive them for the changes, the gameplay just feels too much like a standard CoD wannabe and likely not worth a first day buy. To me they seem to be either trying to pander to CoD fans or take them on directly which I find strange considering they already had a good design that differentiated them on the market. I guess we'll see in the coming months from sales if this change really helped or hurt them.

    Regarding the GTX 590, it'll be neat to see its overall performance and price in a couple of weeks.
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,267

    Nvidia have enough lead time to tweak clocks and set the BIOS to beat the HD6990 if they choose to. My guess is that is what they will do. Underclock the stock card to keep within the 375w power envelope and make the card "overclock friendly". I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see a multi-fan reference card or Day-1 vendor non-reference boards such as the DirectCu II, Windforce, Calibre, GLH etc. Unlike AMD who seem to retain a reference only card for the first few months following release, Nvidia seem quite content to let AIB's release their own custom designs and BIOS.
    So...My special $0.02 prediction; More expensive, slower at stock but slightly faster at max overclock thanks to software power profiling, more power hungry but quieter and cooler.

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