Rumor: Nvidia delays dual-GPU GTX 590 to beat Antilles

By Matthew ยท 33 replies
Nov 19, 2010
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  1. With AMD's flagship single-GPU Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 cards due arrive sometime this quarter, one has to expect that Nvidia is preparing a new premium offering -- and one would be right, says Fudzilla. The GeForce-maker is readying a graphics card (possibly branded the GTX 590) with two GF110 GPUs strapped onboard, and it could appear "very soon."

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  2. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    lol i wonder how big the price tag will be xD
  3. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 475   +84

    Me too!!!
  4. $700+ is my guess, let's hope the performance is so insane we cant comprehend it! ZOMGGGGG 150fps in Crysis! lol
  5. They should release a overclocked dual gtx 460 card at a good price and everyone will forget about ati....eeehhr....amd....radeon.... :-S
  6. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel TS Rookie Posts: 72

    Is that the same strategy nVidia used with the 480 too?
  7. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I'll call it ATi until my death! On another note this is great! The last dual gpu solution nvidia had was the GTX 295 and it dominated the competition for a while, which in turn drove down prices with the ATi cards battling. Hopefully we see the same. More gpu for me, less money for them, I'm cool with that!
  8. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    Ahaha, On the other hand it could be that Nvidia is afraid of getting pwnt by the 6990 since its pretty much in the dark, so they wanna take every opportunity they can to be on top of ATi on this one...

    Thing is that if the difference is major, can a few "Tweaks" really save them?
  9. Can't wait to see how much power it needs to run,which i now wont be a problem for nvidia because most people don't care how efficient there card is as long as it has an n at the start of the name.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +454

    My 3DFX Voodoo 5 card is still king...
  11. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    The price of these will probably be sky high as they say =/

    But the performance for this dual card and the next AMD dual card will at long last make Crysis crumble even at extreme resolutions etc haha =P

    And just imagine two of these in... quad sli/crossfire =D
  12. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    For the price of a GTX 590, one could probably buy a pretty decent gaming PC or maybe 3 or 4 upper midrange video cards. However, the satisfaction that a gamer gets from running one of these monsters in his rig is something that can never be quantified and very seldom be fully expressed in words.
  13. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    That has always benn their strategy, they never launch their line up before, they did it with GTX 580, and look how ATI delay the 6950 and 6970, Im sure they are making tweks and fixing it so they beat the GTX 580, and Nvidia is doing the same with this one.
  14. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    That will be quite a card, 2 x GTX 580. Even with the GTX 580's new power consumption figures, two of them on one card will be a new record in power draw. Performance will be way, way, way up there, along with the price. Probably cheaper and more efficient to use a few mid range cards in crossfire/SLI.
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Not likely to be a GTX 580. Probably a (very) few very well binned ( low voltage, high clock) GTX 570's (if GF110 based) or GTX 560's (if GF114 based).
    Downclocking two 244w TDP part's to 150w each (necessary to meet the 300w PCI specification) would rob them of too much performance needed to be competitive with a dual Cayman-or Barts for that matter.
    That card is also going to need a fairly elaborate backplate since twelve of the VRAM chips will need to be located on the reverse side judging by the picture.
  16. Actually a GTX570 sounds delicious.

    If it's almost the performance of a GTX480 but the price of a GTX470, I'm sold!
  17. I do agree!!
    Personally I'm waiting to get a 470 for Christmas, but if the 570 is released and is better performance for the money, then I guess I'll go with that.

    What do you guy's think?

    cheaper 470 (maybe two if the prices fall even more)
    or newer 570 when it comes out...?

    My current build:
    AMD Phenom II X4 955BE 3.62Ghz
    8 GB's Patriot Viper Series DDR2 1066Mhz
    ATi Radeon 5770
    Zotac nForce SLI AM2+ MoBo
  18. yeah...ummm... for the price.... ill just stick with what i got, every time a new card is released were looking to spend an arm and maybe half your leg, and by the time most of us entry level gamers are able to afford such a nice piece of equipment (after they dropped the price) new stuff is on the market. i just built my rig and have to say, for the parts vs. performance vs. price i will be using this for a while.

    Asus Sabertooth X58
    Muskin 12gb 3x4gb ddr3 @1033Mhz
    RAID 5 447.9gb Volume (4drives)
    2x PNY GTX 260 SLI
    Intel Core i7 930 @ 3.6ghz
  19. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    I just dont get the point on why would anyone spend sooo much money on a video crd just so they can play a game in higher resolution. I'll take a 360 + PS3 + somes games (that DON'T need updated drivers like pc video crd do) + accessories for the same cost of a high end video graphics crd.
  20. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    They pay the money for bragging rights mostly, or maybe for just the versatility of a pc compared to your console.
  21. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    My NEW rig

    1. Asus Crosshaire Formula MB - formula
    2. G-Skill RipJaw DD3 @ 1800OC Mhz / 8GB
    3. 1GB Sapphire HD5770 Flex GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express / 4 monitor support right at of the box. ( and guess how much I paid for it? $130
    Main Features
    : * Mfr Part Number: 100283FLEX
    * Chipset: Radeon HD5770
    * Core Clock: 850 MHz
    * Video Memory: 1GB DDR5
    * Memory Clock: 4.8 GHz
    * Memory Interface: 128-bit
    * Bus: PCI-Express 2.0 x16
    * RAMDAC: 400 MHz
    * Stream Processors units: 800
    * Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600
    * Connectors: DL-DVI, SL-DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
    * Thermal: Fansink
    * Support Microsoft Windows 7
    * Support Sapphire FleX Technology
    * Support ATI Eyefinity Technology
    * Support ATI Avivo HD Technology
    * Support ATI PowerPlay Technology
    * Support ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology
    * Support Microsoft DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0 and OpenGL 3.2

    CM Master Storm case -
    CM 700w Silent Pro Powersupply - 700w Silent Pro
    Gigabyte G-Power Cooler -

    AMD Hex core cpu -
  22. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

  23. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    You lost me there, is this bragging rights?
  24. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    This is all I need for the next 6-8yrs.
  25. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139


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