NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 coming in February? Posted on 31/01/2011 at 15:24 by Marc
While AMD is getting ready for the mid-February launch of the Radeon HD 6900, codename Antilles, which combines two Cayman GPUs on a single card, NVIDIA is reported to have its reaction ready already. According to Nordic Hardware, a card that may well be called the GeForce GTX 590, combines two GF110s on the same card with no less than 3 GB of memory.
All of the chip’s 512 CUDA cores are said to be activated on this card, with NVIDIA playing with voltage and the chip clock so as to avoid seeing energy consumption levels of up to double that of the GTX 580 at 600 watts! Obviously NVIDIA doesn’t want to allow AMD to lay claim to having the fastest card in the business, as it did with the Radeon HD 5970. NVIDIA will no doubt give the card specs at the last minute, so as to be able to offer a slightly faster card which doesn’t also double up as a cooker!