On several occasions we’ve dug up information on NVIDIA’s coming flagship GeForce GTX 590. In the latest GeForce 266.7 beta drivers from NVIDIA we find traces of not just the dual-GPU GTX 590 but also a new mid-range card, GeForce GTX 550 Ti.
The coming drivers contain strings for identifyingboth cards, which is usually a good sign for a close launch. Our sources tell us NVIDIA is aiming for a launch by the end of February, but as with GeForce GTX 580 details are scarce.
NVIDIA_DEV.1244.01 = ”NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti”
NVIDIA_DEV.1083.01 = ”NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590”
Our previous reports points to that GeForce GTX 590 will sport dual GF110 circuits, for a total of 1024 CUDA cores and a combined memory bus of at 2 x 384-bit. The graphics card will probaby get 3GB GDDR5 memory and relatively low clock frequencies for keeping the power consumption in check.
|GTX 590||GTX 580||GTX 480||GTX 285|
||2 x 529 mm2*||529 mm2*||529 mm2*||470 mm2|
|Transistors||2 x 3000 M||3000 M||3200 M||1400 M|
||3072 MB||1536 MB||1536 MB||1024 MB|
||2 x 384-bit||384-bit||384-bit||512-bit|
|Max. output||A lot||244W||250W||183W|
As we have also stated GeForce GTX 590 is more or less a PR stunt where both price and limited availability will limit the spread on the market.
GeForce GTX 550 Ti is said to be based on NVIDIA’s new GF116-400 GPU paired with 1GB GDDR5 memory and is quite similar to GeForce GTX 560 Ti with dual-slot cooler and dual dubbla DVI-I outputs and mini-HDMI port.
Exact launch dates still uncertain.