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.

gf1102

GTX 590 GTX 580 GTX 480 GTX 285
Node
40nm 40nm 40nm 55nm
Die sie
2 x 529 mm2* 529 mm2* 529 mm2* 470 mm2
Transistors 2 x 3000 M 3000 M 3200 M 1400 M
Shaders 1 024 512 480. 240
Texture units 128 64 60 80
ROPs 96 48 48 28
Memory tyype
GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory buffer
3072 MB 1536 MB 1536 MB 1024 MB
Bus width
2 x 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 512-bit
DirectX
DX11 DX11 DX11 DX10
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.

Source: VR-Zone

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