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

Benchmark Results: Aliens Vs. Predator (DX11)

When it comes time to pit flagship against flagship, the GeForce GTX 590 gets rocked in Aliens vs. Predator. Both high-end boards deliver more than ample performance at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080. It’s 2560x1600 where you really need one of these cards for high-end frame rates (especially with anti-aliasing turned on). Regardless of the comparison you draw, though, AMD’s Radeon HD 6990 takes a first-place finish in this title. Incidentally, AvP was one of the games AMD's team spent extra time helping optimize for Radeon boards prior to launch.

Stepping down to the fastest single-GPU board puts you under 40 FPS, even without AA, and it’s all downhill from there.

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.