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NVIDIA's dual-GPU GTX590 expected next month, AMD hiding in the shadows ready to pounce

NVIDIA to release the first dual-GPU for 2011, AMD are prepped and ready to go

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 28, 2011 at 12:05 am CST (0 mins, 58 secs time to read)

Rumor has it that NVIDIA will be the first one out of the gate with a dual-GPU for 2011. Sources close to Taiwan-based Digitimes are saying that both AMD and NVIDIA are noticing a drop in demand for low-end discrete GPUs as IGPs and especially APUs are absorbing this segment.

NVIDIA's dual-GPU GTX590 expected next month, AMD hiding in the shadows ready to pounce |

The results of this? NVIDIA and AMD are looking to pump up hardware for the performance market given the shift in demand. Word is that NVIDIA is set to unveil the dual-GPU based Fermi card by the end of next month in the form of the GeForce GTX590. The GTX590 is looking to sport two GF110 cores with a total of 1024 CUDA cores, 3027MB of GDDR5 memory, dual 384-bit memory buses, 128 texture units and 96 ROPs - effectively, double the GTX580 specs.

While over in the red camp, AMD are patiently waiting and are rumored to have their Radeon HD6990 dual-GPU card ready to go and are going to let NVIDIA release first so that they don't have the time for last minute adjustments to tweak the GTX590's performance. This could mean that AMD might have the upper-hand once the dual-GPU battle begins.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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