Everyone's been talking about a dual-GPU Fermi graphics card from NVIDIA ever since the architecture made its first appearance, but now, it seems that the company has finally decided to give enthusiasts their “fix” and went official with this graphics “monster”.
Coming hot on the heels of AMD's dual-GPU flagship, the Radeon HD 6990, NVIDIA's card also packs some pretty impressive hardware components, starting with its 1024 CUDA cores, accompanied by 3GB of GDDR 5 graphics memory running at 1707 Mhz.
Furthermore, the 11-inch, dual slot card packs no less than 32 tessellation engines, enabling resolutions of 2560x1600 and higher (in fact, when used in a 3 x 3D display setup, leveraging 3D Vision Surround technology, the maximum attained resolution is an impressive 5760x1080 pixels).
Plus, the card will pack four separate video outputs, granting users a higher level of versatility as far as the setup is concerned, while in the same time supporting SLI technology, of course.
Moreover, despite its impressive graphics-crunching power, the new GeForce GTX 590 card from NVIDIA is also touted as being the world's quietest too (a marketing approach that, unfortunately, seems to fall in line with earlier leaks, claiming that the GTX 590 is actually slower than its AMD rival, but indeed less noisy), generating just around 48dB under full graphics load.
“The GTX 590 is the best dual GPU product ever built,” said Drew Henry, general manager of GeForce GPU business at NVIDIA, who also added that “with leading performance, support for multi-monitor 3D gaming, Quad SLI, and an acoustic envelope that begs to be heard for how quiet it is, the GTX 590 epitomizes what a perfect dual graphics card looks, performs, and sounds like.”
Last, but certainly not least, we'll have to talk a bit about the pricing of the new dual-GPU GeForce card, that has been set at around $699 USD, with some of NVIDIA's best-known manufacturing partners, such as Asus, EVGA, Gainward, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, POV, Palit, and Zotac, gearing up in order to release their own versions of the card.