NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Specs

NVIDIA today introduced the GeForce® GTX® 590, the fastest dual graphics card available today which also happens to be the world’s quietest too. The GeForce GTX 590 was an enthusiast-class graphics card by NVIDIA, launched on March 24th, 2011. Today, NVIDIA is announcing one of the most powerful graphics cards to enter the market: GeForce GTX 590. The GTX 590 is based on NVIDIA’s GF110 graphics processor technology (codenamed “Fermi”), just about the GTX 580 (which I’m talking about) (back here in November with GeForce.com).

Excluding the GTX 590 is one step higher than the GTX 580. How many steps above? Think twice (1.5x to be exact). The GTX 590 combines two GF110 GPUs into a single graphics card. With all the graphics options jacked to their highest level, the GTX 590 will smooth out any game you push on its way. Even at a demigod resolution of 2560×1600.

The GeForce GTX 590 had poorly secured privacy, the specification of which was leaked until the last fall. Experience a whole new level of interactive gaming and combine up to three displays on one card for the ultimate 3D gaming experience.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Specs

The GTX 590 comes with a total of 1024 CUDA cores and 3GB of GDDR5 memory. Think about it because each GPU of the card has 1.5 GB of memory and each GPU has 512 CUDA cores. The clock speed of the GTX 590 is 607MHz and over 2200 different components are all packed in an 11-inch dual-slot card. NVIDIA engineered the GTX 590 to be the world’s quietest dual GPU product.

The GTX 590 uses the same cooling technology NVIDIA introduced with the GTX 580 with dual steam chambers and a new cooling fan. It has a special cooling system and dual steam chambers that provide both excellent performance and acoustics.

This makes this graphics card extremely quiet for the amount of power. Aside from the sheer graphics power of this card, most people who run this card on PC are really surprised at how cool it is. The A GTX 590 delivers an amazing 32 tesselation engine that can power today’s sophisticated DX11 games at 2560×1600 and higher resolution. To the human ear, this difference means that the GTX 590 provides a 3D gaming experience that is like a quiet library.GeForce GTX 590

GeForce GTX 590 multiple displays

For people running multiple displays – GTX 590 supports the following situations:

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround: Three 1080p 120Hz displays for awesome surround 3D gaming.
  • NVIDIA Surround (non-3D): Three 2560×1600 resolution displays for a combined resolution of 7680×1600. Can be landscape or portrait mode – depending on personal preference.

Of course, the GTX 590 can also be used for 3D Blu-ray movie playback, with built-in support for 3D Vision. So what if one GTX 590 is still not enough graphics power? This card requires no less than two eight-pin power connectors to function.

To be safe, I would recommend at least an 800W power supply to keep the GTX 590 stable (as opposed to the minimum 700W PSU recommended by Nvidia). For output, the GTX 590 leaves an HDMI port for three dual-link DVI connectors and a mini-DisplayPort connector. The good thing about the three DVI ports is that hooking up multiple monitors is as easy as plugging in cables and adjusting the Nvidia display settings on your desktop.

Okay, you can add another GTX 590 and SLI together! They are relaunching the NVIDIA GTX 590 which they call Quad-SLI. Basically, on a single PC with SLI with two GTX 590s – you are running 4 GPUs. This is the highest of high-end gaming. But if you want to see all your games on a 30-inch LCD or multiple displays at their highest-out, visual best – the GTX 590 is the card for you.

Benchmarks: 3DMark 11/Vantage (Performance Level) P8479/P37589 ◆ STALKER: CoP 90fps/131/142 ◆ DiRT 2 122fps/120/119 ◆ Metro 2033 47fps/72/85◆ All games run at 2560×1600/1920×1200/1680×1050.GeForce GTX 590


To ensure the best possible experience for PCs on the quad-SLI route – NVIDIA has created an “ecosystem” of certified components that they recommend will give you the best experience including:

  1. Two GTX 590’s (of course!)
  2. A certified Quad SLI motherboard.
  3. Certified Quad SLI power supply.
  4. A certified Quad SLI chassis.

With leading performance, multi-monitor 3D gaming, Quad SLI, and an acoustic envelope that prompts for listening to how quiet it is, the GTX 590 is a perfect dual graphics card to see, describe performance and sound.

Performance depends on the graphics memory used, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating system. So the results do not have to be representative of all laptops including this GPU.

With the performance on paper that will compete with the extensions of the GTX 570 SLI – and the Radeon HD 6990 – it’s no surprise that the price of the NVIDIA GTX 590 will be competitive with AMD’s cards. The GTX 590 is designed for the most enthusiastic and hardcore gamers and will start at $699 USD. As you can see by the glasses, these graphics cards are crazy powerful. And if you put them both on a PC, it’s even more powerful. It is suitable for Uber-geeks who make PCs and want the most powerful components.


We are quite impressed with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 and it rivals the Radeon HD 6990. These graphics cards offer performance that is simply faster than any other level vs. single-GPU-powered cards. Now hopefully game developers will be as excited about this kind of horsepower as we are and will release some games that will really take advantage of their power.

Is GTX good for gaming?

The GTX 1050 is still good in 2020 for playing at 1080 esports such as League of Legends, Starcraft, CS: GO, Fortnite, Overwatch, and Dota 2. For playing newer titles that came out in 2018 or later this graphics card is absolutely not good as it will render less than 30 FPS in normal to low settings.

Is a 590 graphics card better?

When it comes to the performance of the AMD RX 590, we see that the graphics card performs fairly well, even in recent games and one can easily play all the games in 1080p resolution and achieve a solid 60 FPS.