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Old December 2, 2011, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Amaroq Dricaldari View Post
I plan on loading my upcoming gaming rig with Nvidia cards, so I would like to ask a question.

Which one has higher performance? Two GTX 590s or Four GTX 580s?

I would go for two GTX 590s since that would be cheaper, smaller, and more energy effecient (and possibly quieter) than the other option, but the GTX 590s don't have all of their CUDA Cores activated, wouldn't have as much V-RAM, and are downclocked. I am also unsure about the SLI scaling. Some people think that the GTX 590s have slighter better scaling when it comes to that.
590s don't have less RAM nor any cores disabled, they're just underclocked, so you'll get the same 2048 stream processors with 1.5 GB per GPU.

And IMO 590s are the way.

Originally Posted by Amaroq Dricaldari View Post
Turns out it isn't going to be called the GTX 600 Series. Instead, Nvidia is going to call them the following:

GK 112
GK 110

There is a thread on the Nvidia Forums about the upcoming graphics cards, and one person made a link to a graph containing the information.

Crap, why didn't I just go on the Nvidia Forums?
GK 110 etc are just the codenames, just as the 570/580/590 core is GF110. I assume GF means Fermi while GK means Kepler.
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