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NVIDIA GTX 590 Review



Graphics Card
GTX 590
Processing Units
Graphics Processing Clusters
Streaming Multiprocessors
CUDA Cores
1024  512x2
Texture Units
ROP Units
Clock Speeds
Graphics Clock (Fixed Function Units)
612 MHz
Processor Clock (CUDA Cores)
1224 MHz
Memory Clock (Clock rate / Data rate)
3420 MHz (855 MHz)
L2 Cache Size
768KB x 2
Total Video Memory
 3072MB GDDR5
Memory Interface
Total Memory Bandwidth
327.7 GB/s
Texture Filtering Rate (Bilinear)
77.7 GigaTexels/sec
Physical & Thermal
Fabrication Process
40 nm
Transistor Count
3 Billion x 2
3 x Dual-Link DVI-I
1 x Mini DisplayPort
Form Factor
Dual Slot
Power Connectors
2 x 8 pin
Recommended Power Supply
700 Watts
Thermal Design Power (TDP)1
365 Watts
Thermal Threshold
97 C



  • Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Support:  DirectX 11 GPU with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in the new API’s key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation.
  •  NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround Ready*: Expand your games across three displays in full stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate “inside the game” experience with the power of NVIDIA 3D Vision and SLI technologies. NVIDIA® Surround™ also supports triple screen gaming with non-stereo displays.
  •  Interactive Ray Tracing: By tracing the path of light through a 3D scene, ray tracing uses the power of the GPU to create spectacular, photo-realistic visuals. Get a glimpse into the future of gaming with ray tracing.
  • 4-way NVIDIA SLI® Technology*:
  • NVIDIA PhysX® Technology: Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
  • NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology: CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
  • 64x Anti-aliasing Technology: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 64x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technology: The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support: Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: The Video Card
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Aliens vs Predator
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Tom CLancy's HAWX 2
  9. Testing: Lost Planet 2
  10. Testing: Unigine 2.5
  11. Testing: Just Cause 2
  12. Testing: Mafia II
  13. Testing: Battlefield Bad Company 2
  14. Testing: 3DMark 11
  15. Testing: Temperatures
  16. Testing: Power Consumption
  17. Conclusion
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