Leaked GTX 590 Slide (Courtesy XtremeSystems.org)

GTX 590 Design and Specs Leaked

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Today, members at XtremeSystems have posted slides containing the specifications and design of NVIDIA’s newest dual-GPU graphics card, the GTX 590. These slides are rumored to be from a NVIDIA partner presentation.

These slides present a card with 3 GB of DDR5 memory and dual-vapor chamber heatsink (similar to the HD 6990’s cooling). One neat feature is the removable cover of the heatsink, which allows for easy cleaning and re-application of TIM. Other notable features include a 12-layer, 2 oz. copper PCB, 10-phase GPU power supply and an onboard PCIE x16 bridge chip.

Leaked GTX 590 Slide (Courtesy XtremeSystems.org)

Leaked GTX 590 Slide (Courtesy XtremeSystems.org)

Later, a slide showing the GTX 590 specs was posted:

Leaked GTX 590 Specs Slide (Courtesy XtremeSystems.org)

Leaked GTX 590 Specs Slide (Courtesy XtremeSystems.org)

This card is NVIDIA’s response to the latest HD 6990 card from AMD. Let’s compare the HD 6990 and the rumored GTX 590 specs side by side to see how they stack up:

GPU HD 6990 GTX 590
GPGPU Technology 3072 ALU Stream Processors 1024 CUDA Cores
Memory 4 GB DDR5 3 GB DDR5
Power Connectors Dual 8-Pin Dual 8-Pin
TDP 375 – 450 W 365 W
Length 12.5″ 11″

The real test will be head to head performance, which will have to wait until the GTX 590 is released, likely before the end of the month. Stay tuned for more details as they come in.

Matt Ring (mdcomp)

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  1. Isnt that the same cooler in the 580/570? (vapor chamber?)
    And heh, cant wait for this monster. If it consumes less power than the 6990 like those slides say... VERY interesting!
    EDIT: Im confused. The coolers on the 6990 also use phase like the 570/580? The article mentions, “phase change TIM”. but not phase on the heatsinks/pipes like the 570/580?
    HaVoK C89
    Yea all u could have is 2 tho for quad sli.
    On a side not this would be an easy way to start hex sli if possible.

    If someone actually needed to TRI or QUAD SLI these, they would need to have their head examined. I can't image the wattage that would draw.
    MasterNater
    If someone actually needed to TRI or QUAD SLI these, they would need to have their head examined. I can't image the wattage that would draw.

    Check the video out of the guy on youtube who has a liquid cooled 4 way SLI on 580GTX's and Dual 1366 Xeon CPUs on an EVGA SR2 mobo with 48GB of RAM and massive massive SSD.
    I believe the system has two 1000W++>>>> Power supplies.
    He uses it for gaming. Apparently it'll run Crysis. :).
    If there were a way to actually DO it, and I could afford it, I'd quad SLI 4 of these (although, technically, putting 2 of them in SLI is quad SLI as each board is 2 GPUS in SLI, effectively, on a board).
    Think of the power. It's nice to know every single game can run at 200FPS. Comforting. Like a nice soft blankee of ones and zeros flying around on 24 billion transistors of GPU overkill
    Theocnoob
    Check the video out of the guy on youtube who has a liquid cooled 4 way SLI on 580GTX's and Dual 1366 Xeon CPUs on an EVGA SR2 mobo with 48GB of RAM and massive massive SSD.
    I believe the system has two 1000W++>>>> Power supplies.
    He uses it for gaming. Apparently it'll run Crysis. :).
    If there were a way to actually DO it, and I could afford it, I'd quad SLI 4 of these (although, technically, putting 2 of them in SLI is quad SLI as each board is 2 GPUS in SLI, effectively, on a board).
    Think of the power. It's nice to know every single game can run at 200FPS. Comforting. Like a nice soft blankee of ones and zeros flying around on 24 billion transistors of GPU overkill

    U don't happen to have the link do u?
    MasterNater
    If someone actually needed to TRI or QUAD SLI these, they would need to have their head examined. I can't image the wattage that would draw.

    HaVoK C89
    You would prolly need upwards to about 1500+W power supply.....just think of the power bill!
    Im sure the AX1200 from Corsair would handle it...TDP is rumored to be 365W. If you can afford the cards, you can afford the power bill (which honestly wouldnt be much more). You guys have no idea how the electric works out...
    I suppose someone with a triple 30" monitor setup might take advantage of these in sli. For most of us it's complete overkill, but then again, oc members prefer rigs to be overkill! We're all a little sick in the head when it comes to pc hardware.
    More specs:

    CUDA Cores 1024
    Graphics Clock 612MHz
    Processor Clock 1224MHz
    Memory Clock 3420MHz
    Memory Interface Width 2x 384 bit
    Memory Config 3GB GDDR5
    Power Connectors Dual 8-pin
    Dimensions 11" x 4.5", Dual Slot

    Source
    Lukee
    So, you would need 2 of these to run 3 monitors in Nvidia Surround, correct?

    I wouldn't expect you to need more than one. Nvidia GPUs can power 2 monitors each. Dual GPU cards normally can power 3 monitors. They could probably power 4 monitors if they put 4 monitor connections on the card.
    Previous dual GPU cards (GTX 295 / 9800 GX2) that I've owned have been able to power 3 monitors. They had 2 DVI ports an 1 HDMI port on them.
    If 612mhz is the real clock these things will come at, then these full 580 cores might actually get outperformed by the OC6990 out of the box. Heres to hoping Nvidia just put the clocks where they are so that they can say the 590 consumes less power than the 6990, and probably have a nice cool and quiet card at stock. But then include some sort of "AUSUM" switch like the 6990 where the clocks can be cranked up and you get true 580SLI on a card, at the cost heat and noise.