NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590


NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 590 sales 24 March 2011 at a recommended price of $699. This is Fermi 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3072 MB (1536 MB per GPU) of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.71 GHz are supplied, and together with 768-bit (384-bit per GPU) memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 327.7 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 11" (280 mm) (27.9 cm). Two 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 365 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 16.46 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 590's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Fermi 2.0
Code name
Release date
24 March 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 590's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 590's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
CUDA cores
Core clock speed
1215 MHz
Transistor count
3,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
365 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
Texture fill rate
77.7 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
2x 1,244.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 590's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
PCIe 2.0 x16
11" (280 mm) (27.9 cm)
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Two 8-pin
SLI options


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 590: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
3072 MB (1536 MB per GPU)
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
768-bit (384-bit per GPU)
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
1707 MHz
Memory bandwidth
327.7 GB/s
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 590.
Display Connectors
3x DVI, 1x mini-DisplayPort
Display Connectors
Three Dual Link DVI-IMini DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 590. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 590, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (11_0)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 590. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


3DMark Fire Strike Graphics


3DMark 11 Performance GPU


3DMark Vantage Performance




Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 590. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
107 Mh/s

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 590 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 590 from AMD is Radeon RX 560X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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