Reports: Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 GPU Coming In February

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NordicHardware and TechConnect on Tuesday published screenshots of the purported GeForce GTX 590 GPU, along with specifications including a two 8-pin PCI 384-bit Express power bus connected to 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory, and two GF110 cores each featuring a 1536 MB frame-buffer.

Each core also includes 512 CUDA cores based on Nvidia's Fermi architecture, which offers high-performance GPU parallel processing. The GTX 590 comes with 128 texture units and 96 raster operation units as well as a full-cover cooler and a 90 mm radial fan in the center, according to NordicHardware.

Nvidia hasn't yet announced the GTX 590 and a company spokesperson reached Tuesday declined to comment on the rumored launch.

According to reports, in November Nvidia initially delayed the launch of its GeForce GTX 590 in response to AMD's decision to postpone the new version of its Radeon HD 6990 card.

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Last week, Nvidia launched its GeForce GTX 560 TI for the mid-range market for graphics cards, which will compete against AMD'S Radeon HD 6950 GPU, code-named Cayman. Nvidia said at the time that the GeForce GTX 460 that launched last year was one of Nvidia's best gaming GPUs to date and that the GTX 560 TI, which is based on an upgraded version of that GPU, builds on its success.

Based off of the same GF 114-based GPU that's featured in the GTX 560 TI, the GTX 560 is the follow-up to the GeForce GF-104-based GTX 460 card that launched in July.