A supposed leaked slide has reared its face online, possibly one of many taken from a Nvidia partner presentation detailing Nvidia's upcoming dual-GPU graphics card, the GeForce GTX 590. The leak arrives just after AMD launched its Radeon HD 6990 graphics card sporting dual Cayman GPUs, a dual-BIOS toggle switch, and a hefty $699 pricetag.
According to the slide, the GeForce GTX 590 will feature a 12 layer, 2-oz copper printed circuit board (PCB) designed with a 10-phase power layout. There's also dual vapor chambers, 3 GB of GDDR5 memory (1.5 GB per GPU) and a PCIe dual x16 custom bridge chip. Oh and let's not forget the two GF110 GPUs with a total 1024 (2 x 512) CUDA cores.
To round out Nvidia's big 11-inch package, a removable cover will allow for easy cleaning. It also seems to reveal three DVI ports, possibly for 3D Vision Surround, and a dual-slot center-fan design that blows the air to the GPUs seated on the left and right.
The card will also require additional power through two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. If it's anything like AMD's monster Radeon HD 6990, the parent rig will need a 750W power supply at the least, 1200W for optimal performance. What's surprising is that the card comes packed with 1 GB less memory than AMD's offering, leading us to wonder if the slide may be mistaken.
Currently the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 is rumored to be shipping on March 22, mere weeks away. We're still waiting on something official to trickle through the Nvidia lines, so stay tuned.