Conclusion: Nvidia's dual-GPU card, the GeForce GTX 590, is undoubtedly powerful. But while it's quieter than AMD's own double-barreled Radeon HD 6990, that card delivers better overall performance for the same price.
Pros: Excellent performance. Quieter, shorter than AMD's competing card. Can control three monitors with DVI connectors.
Cons: Expensive. Performance surpassed by competition. An energy hog under load. Requires two eight-pin power adapters, hefty PSU.
Excerpt: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual Graphics DirectX 11 Video Card Review Written by Paul E. Marini Jr. - Back Draft - & Ron Perillo -crowTrobot- Thursday, 24 March 2011 00:00 1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual Graphics DirectX 11 Video Card Review 2. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Video Card 3. New Technologies 4.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Pros: Best total package for DX11 video games, Short profile fits into standard size computer cases, One card drives four displays or 3D Vision Surround, Fermi GPUs enable 3D Vision and PhysX functionality, Cooling fan operates at very quiet acoustic levels, Includes DisplayPort connectivity for future...
Cons: Extremely expensive enthusiast product, Heated exhaust vents out to computer case, Does not include HDMI output for HDTVs
Summary: Measured against any Single GPU Video card, the NVIDIA GeForce outperforms them all. There are other Dual GPU Video cards available but we cannot comment, since we have not had a chance to compare performance.
Pros: Dual GPU on one Board, PhysX, DirectX 11, Great Gaming Power Consumption for a Dual GPU Video Card, 2D and 3D Surround Capable, Acceptable Noise Levels, $300.00 USD less than GTX 580 x 2, At 11" it's 1.5" shorter than the AMD HD 6990, Built to fit in 95% of enthusiast cases without moving drive b...
Cons: At a price of $699.99 it is not a Mainstream Gamer Video Card
[Review] Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 – King of the Hill
24 March 2011
Conclusion: The Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 can take its spot on top of the podium for being the fastest single card solution on the market. As we have mentioned before, this card was built with the extreme user in mind and not the average gamer. The dual GF110′s performed great in our testing overall.
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 graphics card reviewed and rated
24 March 2011
Excerpt: Put on the kettle, make yourself comfortable, because you're about to find out which is the fastest graphics card in the world, dear reader. NVIDIA and AMD know all too well that the path to performance domination of the consumer PC graphics market can only be trod if two high-end GPUs are placed...
Summary: Most folks seem to enjoy these value scatter plots, so let me drop one on you.
We've taken the results from the highest resolution or most intensive setting of each game tested, averaged them, and combined them with the lowest prevailing price at Newegg for each of these configurations.
Excerpt: The GTX 590 is a Dual-GPU GF110 video card capable of playing all the latest video games, including some of the greatest 3D titles. This is done while maintaining reasonable temperatures at a very quiet operation.
Excerpt: The "Top Secret" GTX 590 turns out to be both better and worse than the Radeon HD 6990 4GB depending on some vary particular use cases. In realm of $700 graphics cards, this is definitely something you want to pay attention to.