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First off any Dual GPU card is not geared for anyone who has any reservations on price as they are aimed at the enthusiast level gamer that has a damn the torpedoes attitude when it comes to gaming horse or shall we say GPU power. That said and out of the way the GTX 590 card will hit the shelves at the same price at its only competition the AMD HD 6990 at a whaling $700.00, which is a lot of money to spend on a video card solution if you are not an intense gamer.
The card does have some hefty power requirements so you will need to make sure you have the proper power supply in order to run it without over taxing the PSU, and this will require you to have a minimum of a 700W single rail unit. Noise was not to loud at all and you can tell NVIDIA did a lot of homework with their thermal team to insure that the card did not make the usual lawn blower sound we have gotten used to seeing associated with many high-end video cards.
NVIDIA has come a long way in their development of a new Dual GPU solution, and with better water block cooling we should see some interesting overclock stories begin to emerge from the enthusiast users corner as they attempt to be the fastest pixel pushers in the world. The card runs too hot out of the box for overclocking, but not too hot that it overheats the card with its single fan cooler. Since the GTX 590 has a temperature threshold of 97 C or almost 220 degrees Fahrenheit and the card was running in the 154-160 range under full load so that is within specs. One thing to note, NVIDIA's Surround Vision uses standard VGA cables, unlike AMD EyeFinity Solution, which requires expensive Display Port adapters to function correctly with most monitors.
When you seek to buy a video card you usually have a certain criteria you are wanting to achieve and the new GTX 590 will outshine just about anything you can compare it with at the moment. This is most likely an overkill video card for many a user, and out of reach financially for others. The GTX 590 is also aimed at users using multi-monitor solutions, as one of the main features of the card is its ability to do 3D Surround from a single card. The bottom line here is this: If you want the most pixel pumping power and are a fan of NVIDIA video cards, the new GTX 590 is the best single card solution you can get your hands on, its fast, its quiet and it plays any game with all the bells and whistles going without losing a beat, great job NVIDIA the new GTX 590 is a serious Editors Choice Product here at motherboards.org.