Zotac release GeForce GTX 590

"Well the wait is over, the NDA’s are up the 590’s are here and they’re the fastest cards ever! This is Zotacs example."

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The 590’s have arrived and this is Zotacs card:

Zotac release GeForce GTX 590

With a pair of Fermi GPUs delivering a combined 1024 unified shaders, and a massive 3GB of GDDR5 memory, this card is ready to take on anything. The Zotac GTX 590 has 3 DVI ports, and a mini Displayport, ready for seamless triple monitor gaming straight out of the box.

“Our ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590 is engineered to deliver the absolute best PC gaming experience available. With the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590, gamers can experience triple-monitor gaming with DirectX® 11 technology, stereoscopic 3D effects and realistic physics processing on a single graphics card for the first time,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

As all cards at the moment are reference  I’ll jump straight to the spec chart:

Product Name

ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590


Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 500 series

Engine Clock speed

607 MHz

Unified Shaders

1024 (512 per GPU)

Shader Clock

1215 MHz

Memory Clock speed

3414 MHz


3072MB DDR5 (1536MB per GPU)

Memory interface

768-bit (384-bit per GPU)

Display Outputs

Triple DL-DVI-I, mini-DP




Active (with fan) (dual-slot)

DirectX® version

DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0

Other hardware features

8-channel Digital Surround Sound, HDMI 1.4a compatible, HD Audio bitstream capable, hardware accelerated Blu-ray 3D ready, Quad NVIDIA® SLI™ ready, NVIDIA 3D Vision™ Surround ready

Software Features

nView® Multi-Display, Hardware Video Decode Acceleration Technology, NVIDIA® CUDA technology, OpenGL® 4.1,

Windows 7 capability

Windows® 7 with DirectCompute support

As you can see, and already know, this is one beast of a card.  Zotac are also including their Boost Premium software bundle and a full copy of Assasin’s Creed: Brotherhood with the cards, a nice touch, but you’d probably expect some extras with a card of this caliber.

The cards are on sale as of 1PM GMT today.

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Most Recent Comments

15-03-2011, 15:21:55

Om nom nom nom! B)

15-03-2011, 16:43:33

Thanks for the headsup matey :)

15-03-2011, 23:04:52

And more...

We have been working to improve our support for AMD/ATI GPUs. AMD/ATI originally supported the Brook language for GPU programming, but has since moved to OpenCL, dropping support for Brook. This means that in order for FAH to support ATI GPUs, we have had to rewrite our ATI GPU core in OpenCL. This has been a huge undertaking, but is coming to fruition (check out http://simtk.org/home/openmm for details and a change log with progress updates). Due to ATI's decision to drop Brook in lieu of OpenCL, new FAH ATI GPU core development can only be done in OpenCL and thus can only run on GPUs which ATI supports with OpenCL.

We want to give ATI donors a heads up that ATI does not support all of its GPUs with OpenCL (the series 3xxx are not supported and the series 4xxx does not have sufficient OpenCL support for efficient FAH calculations). For the short term, we will support both the older (Brook coded) ATI core 11, and the newer (OpenCL coded) ATI core 16, but we cannot support the Brook-based core for much longer. We plan to support ATI core 11 until September 1, 2011 (hopefully longer, but we want to get this on donors' radars). Closing support for a given platform is never a popular decision, but in this case, we have no choice due to the lack of vendor support of that platform.

The good news is that ATI's support for OpenCL is very strong and we're excited about our new ATI openCL core (core 16), which is undergoing testing right now. ATI core 16 will be publicly released after the v7 client is released, as the core needs the new client.


17-03-2011, 08:52:45

Maybe then,my giant saphire 5970 4gb,can be used and pull some decent ppd :P

17-03-2011, 09:10:19

Can't wait to see performance numbers for the AMD cards using the OpenCL client. Cooler and requiring less power at the same PPD as nVidia cards would be pretty nice. B)

17-03-2011, 09:18:23

Only drawback is ati\amd using to much on cpu,nearly 25%.

17-03-2011, 09:39:13


Only drawback is ati\amd using to much on cpu,nearly 25%.

Will that change though with the new client and OpenCL?

17-03-2011, 09:50:55


Will that change though with the new client and OpenCL?

I certainly will have to check it out as soon the new ati-client is released and report back, if its worth folding, both smp and new ati\amd gpu-client in one system.
Maybe the newer 6xxx cards do better with newer opencl support?

17-03-2011, 09:59:17

Looking forward to seeing results.

30-03-2011, 16:47:41

Have downloaded new v7 client,but no fahcore16 yet,running old fahcore11 now on a saphire radeon5870 1gb. :rolleyes:

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