Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3 GB Review: Firing Back With 1024 CUDA Cores

Benchmark Results: F1 2010 (DX11)

We’ve already seen a couple of titles endorsed by Nvidia’s marketing department, and a couple of others influenced by AMD’s software development team. F1 2010 is a third that goes AMD’s way. In fact, even the Radeon HD 5970 is faster than the GTX 590 in F1 2010.

At 1680x1050, we see the clearest sign of a processor bottleneck encountered yet. At 1920x1080, the top three configurations are still relatively jammed up, even with 8x AA enabled. There’s more range between each card by the time we hit 2560x1600. But the fact that the Radeon HD 5970, with its 1 GB of memory per GPU, has no trouble at all outmaneuvering the brand new GeForce GTX 590 at our most demanding settings makes it pretty clear that this title’s bottleneck is elsewhere.

Chris Angelini
Chris Angelini is an Editor Emeritus at Tom's Hardware US. He edits hardware reviews and covers high-profile CPU and GPU launches.
  • nforce4max
    Nvidia like ATI should have gone full copper for their coolers instead of using aluminum for the fins. :/
  • The_King
    The clock speeds are a bit of a disappointment as well the high power draw and the performance is not that better than a 6990. Bleh !
  • stryk55
    Very comprehensive article! Nice job!
  • LegendaryFrog
    I'm impressed, good to see Nvida has started to care about the "livable experience" of their high end products.
  • plznote
    Great card. But low clocks.
    GREAT for overclocking!
  • darkchazz
    Wow @ low noise
  • rolli59
    Draw! Win some loose some. What is the fastest card? Some will say GTX590 others HD6990 and they are both right.
  • Scoregie
    MMMM... HD 6990.... OR GTX 590... HMMM I'll go with a HD 5770 CF setup because im cheap.
  • Sabiancym
    You can't say Nvidia wins based on the sound level of the cards. That's just flat out favoritism.

    I'll be buying a 6990 and water cooling it. Nothing will beat it.
  • Darkerson
    rolli59Draw! Win some loose some. What is the fastest card? Some will say GTX590 others HD6990 and they are both right.Thats more or less how I feel. They both trade blows depending on the game.