Santa Clara, Calif. - Nvidia today added to its high-end graphics card line with the introduction of the dual-core GeForce GTX 590 line.
The unit features more than 1,000 cores in the two Fermi-class GPUs. It has 3GB of DDR5 memory and 6 billion transistors delivered in a standard 11-inch card. The 590 is designed to be used in pairs to double graphics performance.
The 590 steps up from the GeForce GTX 580 introduced last year. It is about 1.5 times faster and can run three 3D monitors at one time. The 580 will be kept in stores, the company said.
The card is available immediately to consumers and system builders for $699.
To help keep the system cool it contains two vapor chambers that brings in air and cools it using a natural cooling process. This helps keep noise and energy use down, the company said.
The company reinforced its entry-level position last week with the