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 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 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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at 22.14 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)
37.37
 
Architecture
Fermi 2.0
 
Code name
GF110
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
24 March 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$184
 
of 4403.52 (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
1024
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
1024
 
Core clock speed
1215 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
3,000 million
 
of 21100
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
 
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)
 
Supplementary power connectors
Two 8-pin
 
SLI options
Quad
 

Memory

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)
 
Memory bus width
768-bit (384-bit per GPU)
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1707 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
327.7 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card 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
22.04
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
9167
3DMark Vantage Performance
25720
Passmark
4210
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
6680

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.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on GeForce GTX 590.

/
83
 

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of League of Legends on GeForce GTX 590.

/
83
 

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Minecraft on GeForce GTX 590.

/
83
 

Civilization 5

2010

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to Civilization 5 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum GeForce 7900 GS
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization 5 on GeForce GTX 590.

ultra / 1080p
82
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on GeForce GTX 590.

ultra / 1080p
112
 

World of Warcraft

2005

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 590 performance compared to World of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 590
minimum HD Graphics 530
recommended GeForce GTX 960

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warcraft on GeForce GTX 590.

high / 1024p
126
 

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 7870 GHz Edition, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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