NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 is the fastest single card GPU

Published on April 1st, 2011 | by sylv3rblade

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AMD has just released it’s current flagship card, the dual GPU Radeon 6990 and it didn’t take long for Nvidia to respond with it’s own single-card, dual GPU solution. Meet the GeForce GTX 590.

If the Radeon 6990 is basically two 6970 in crossfire configuration, embedded into a single chip, then the GeForce GTX 590 is basically two GeForce 580 in SLI.

The GeForce GTX 590 is clocked a bit slower than it’s single core brother the GTX 580 at just 607MHz and memory speed of just 853MHz. However, as with the case is with AMD’s Radeon 6990, lowering the card’s clock speeds help trim down this monster’s TDP to just 365W.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 specs are as follows:

GTX 590 GTX 580 GTX 570 GTX 560 Ti
Stream Processors 2 x 512 512 480 384
Texture Address / Filtering 2 x 64/64 64/64 60/60 64/64
ROPs 2 x 48 48 40 32
Core Clock 607MHz 772MHz 732MHz 822MHz
Shader Clock 1214MHz 1544MHz 1464MHz 1644MHz
Memory Clock 853MHz (3414MHz data rate) GDDR5 1002MHz (4008MHz data rate) GDDR5 950MHz (3800MHz data rate) GDDR5 1002Mhz (4008MHz data rate) GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 2 x 384-bit 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit
VRAM 2 x 1.5GB 1.5GB 1.25GB 1GB
FP64 1/8 FP32 1/8 FP32 1/8 FP32 1/12 FP32
Transistor Count 2 x 3B 3B 3B 1.95B
Manufacturing Process TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm
Price Point $699 $499 $349 $249

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