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Nvidia launches its Geforce GTX590 GPU

Makes more noise than a dishwasher
Thu Mar 24 2011, 14:29

SUPPORT FOR THREE 3D displays with a combined resolution of up to 5,760x1,080 is the boast from Nvidia's Geforce GTX590 graphics card that is now available for £569.

The multiple 3D screens require Nvidia's 3D Vision Surround technology and for those who either can't actually see 3D or only have 2D displays, the GTX590 can support up to four of your everyday normal monitors.

You might want multiple big speakers to go with the three 3D or four 2D screens though, because the 11-inch GTX590 card produces a sound intensity level equal to that of a churning dishwasher. Yes, you can buy dishwashers that churn away washing your dishes with a noise intensity level of 45 decibels (dB). Nvidia states that its GTX590 has a noise intensity level of 45dB.

Something to think about, perhaps, if you want to add a second GTX590 to your gaming rig.

Getting down to the nitty gritty, the GTX590 has 1,024 Nvidia Cuda architecture cores, 3GB of DDR5 memory, 32 tessellation engines and can deliver resolutions of 2,560x1,600, which admittedly is quite high. There's some claim about it being the fastest card evah as well, but they all claim that, don't they.

With great modesty the Green Goblin's Geforce GPU business general manager Drew Henry said, "The GTX 590 is the best dual GPU product ever built." The press release goes on to say that the GTX590 is "designed for uber enthusiasts and those looking to build the ultimate PC gaming rig."

That might be true, but for less than the price of a GTX590 gamers can also buy a dishwasher for about £350 that they won't be able to hear over the din of the GPU. Somewhere to wash those glasses after the beer has washed down the pizza. µ


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