Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Radeon HD 6990 pictured, GeForce GTX 590 rumored for PAX East 2011 reveal

Vlad Savov
02.28.11
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Multiple cores are old hat, particularly in the GPU world where you can have hundreds of simultaneous processing units working in concert, but multiple GPUs on the same PCB, that's still exciting territory (not least because of the crazy thermal and power requirements that go with it). AMD and NVIDIA are set to clash horns on this field of battle once again, fishing for mindshare as much as they are for high premium sales, with the Radeon HD 6990 and GeForce GTX 590, respectively. The former has already slipped out of the shadows of mystery to reveal a size slightly longer than an A4 sheet of paper, while the latter is being rumored for an unveiling at the PAX East 2011 gamer gathering. Expected GTX 590 specs include 1,024 total CUDA cores, 3GB of onboard RAM with dual 384-bit memory controllers, and three DVI outputs for some single-card 3D Vision Surround gaming. This year's PAX East is kicking off on March 11th and AMD is also looking very close to launching its part, so you should need no more than a couple of weeks' worth of patience before everything about the latest and greatest from both camps is known.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget’s guide to Home Entertainment

Engadget’s guide to Home Entertainment

View
Pixel 4 vs. the competition: The camera battle intensifies

Pixel 4 vs. the competition: The camera battle intensifies

View
The Pixel 4's Recorder app can capture and transcribe simultaneously

The Pixel 4's Recorder app can capture and transcribe simultaneously

View
Google's Nest devices can tell if you're near with 'ultrasound sensing'

Google's Nest devices can tell if you're near with 'ultrasound sensing'

View
Pixel 4 will be available through every major US carrier

Pixel 4 will be available through every major US carrier

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr