NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 590 sales 24 March 2011 at a recommended price of $699 . This is Fermi 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 2-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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 26.93 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 590's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
43.32
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF110
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
24 March 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$184
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

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.
Pipelines
2x 512
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
1024
 
Core clock speed
1215 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,000 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
365 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
Texture fill rate
77.7 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2x 1,244.2 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
11" (280 mm) (27.9 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
Two 8-pin
 
SLI options
Quad
 

Memory specs

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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
3072 MB (1536 MB per GPU)
 
of 32
Memory bus width
768-bit (384-bit per GPU)
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1707 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
327.7 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

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
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
Surround
+
 
DSR
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 590, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 
OpenGL
4.2
 

Video card benchmarks 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
26.42
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
206043.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7165.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
9166.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
25719.50
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
5732.92
 
 
Passmark
4209
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
6680
 
 

Mining hashrate

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

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 590 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
97.1
At recommended settings
80.97
New games support
73
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Just Cause 2 (2010)
ultra / 1080p
66.60
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
71.90
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
66.60
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
high / 1024p
126.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 590 from AMD is Radeon HD 6870 X2, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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