An alleged partner presentation slide leaked to the internet reveals quite a bit more about the GeForce GTX 590 than what we already know. To begin with, it lays to rest speculations surrounding the shader configuration, each of the two GF110 GPUs have all 512 CUDA cores enabled. Next, the full width of the memory interface is utilized, giving you 1536 MB per GPU, or 3 GB of total memory on the card.
The rest are fascinating features, such as a removable cooler shroud that lets you clean the card from time to time (you might need to clean it now and then for the best cooling performance), heatsinks that use vapor-chamber technology, getting rid of those pesky heat-pipes, high-grade 12-layer PCB that uses 2 oz copper layers, and a 10-phase VRM (looks like 4+1 phase per GPU). As expected, the final iteration of the card needs to draw power from two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors. “Barely Street Legal”? Is it because they’ll throw you out of LAN parties for having too much of a performance advantage? Hmmm.
The rumored GeForce GTX 590, NVIDIA’s first ‘official’ dual-GPU graphics card to make use of the Fermi architecture, is set to become a reality later this month but we can already get to know it pretty well thanks to a slide that leaked online.
Leaving aside the marketing touch (‘Barely Street Legal…’ riiight), the slide does tell us that the GTX 590 will indeed have two GF110 GPUs with all their 1024 (2 x 512) CUDA Cores enabled, will feature an on-board PCIe bridge chip, a 12-layer, 2oz copper PCB (printer circuit board), a 10-phase power design, 3GB of GDDR5 memory, and will require additional power through two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
The new card also has a dual-slot cooler with two vapor chambers, a center fan and a removable cover, and seems to include three DVI ports, for 3D Vision Surround no doubt. Unfortunately, the final clocks are still elusive but there’s one more week to go until launch so new leaks are expected.
A “leaked” slide has revealed a few additional details about NVIDIA’s upcoming dual-GPU GeForce GTX 590 card.
ZoomA supposed leaked slide has reared its face online, possibly one of many taken from a NVIDIA partner presentation detailing NVIDIA’s upcoming dual-GPU graphics card, the GeForce GTX 590. The leak arrives just after AMD launched its Radeon HD 6990 graphics card sporting dual Cayman GPUs, a dual-BIOS toggle switch, and a hefty $699 pricetag.
According to the slide, the GeForce GTX 590 will feature a 12 layer, 2-oz copper printed circuit board (PCB) designed with a 10-phase power layout. There’s also dual vapor chambers, 3 GB of GDDR5 memory (1.5 GB per GPU) and a PCIe dual x16 custom bridge chip. Oh and let’s not forget the two GF110 GPUs with a total 1024 (2 x 512) CUDA cores.
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