Friday, March 25, 2011

ASUS Launches the GTX590 – The New Flagship in Graphics Performance

-- The most powerful NVIDIA® based graphics card ever created offers unprecedented gaming,
3D and GPU Compute capabilities that redefine the PC visual experience --

Fremont, CA (March 24, 2011) - ASUS, the world’s number #1 motherboard manufacturer and leading innovator in graphics cards, is excited to introduce NVIDIA’s latest technology, the GTX590 Graphical Processing Unit (GPU). Launching today at a suggested MSRP of $699, the ASUS GTX590 uses dual NVIDIA® GF110 GPU cores to usher in an era of unprecedented performance and visual immersion on the PC.*

Designed to offer best-in-class acoustics and impressive cooling capabilities courtesy of a new extruded 90mm cooling fan and dual vapor chamber technology, the ASUS GTX590 is the ultimate graphics card for gamers and enthusiasts. With its 1024 CUDA Cores, 32 PolyMorph Engines, 384-bit memory interface with 3GB of high speed GDDR5 memory and enhanced multi-GPU scaling the GTX 590 redefines the desktop experience.

Immersive Gaming and Visual Experience.
Besides providing a cutting edge design, best-in-class acoustics and incredible levels of performance, the ASUS GTX590 also provides several immersive gaming and visual technologies that set the card apart:
For gamers with three displays, the ASUS GTX 590 supports NVIDIA Surround/3D Vision Surround from a single card. NVIDIA Surround technology provides gaming across three non-3D displays with resolutions up to 7680x1600 (three 2560x1600 LCDs). NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology expands your gaming real estate across three Full HD 1080p 3D monitors for a completely immersive gaming experience.
With two GF110 GPUs on a single card, the GTX 590 can devote one of its GPUs solely to PhysX processing to add realistic effect s like cloth simulation, volumetric fog, fluid simulation and more for elements of realism not seen before in gaming.
Two ASUS GTX 590s can be paired together to support NVIDIA Quad SLI™ in an SLI-Certified motherboard such as the award winning ASUS ROG Rampage III Formula or ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution for the ultimate performance setup that allows you to crank up the graphics settings for an unmatched DirectX 11 gaming experience.
NVIDIA 3D Vision is the first solution that allows you to experience your games and movies – including support for Blu-ray 3D – in full HD 1080p stereoscopic 3D, and permits720p gaming on new 3D TVs (3DTV Play™). NVIDIA 3D Vision currently supports over 500 games along with upcoming titles like Duke Nukem Forever.
Rounding out the experience is class leading texture filtering quality, SSAA support across DirectX 9/10/11 APIs, 64x anti-aliasing for crisp visuals and comprehensive control over image quality settings for the ultimate in display quality. Along with support for NVIDIA CUDA for advanced GPGPU or GPU Compute functionality the ASUS GTX 590 offers an unbeatable gaming and multimedia experience.**
Smart Doctor with Voltage Tweak!– Superior Controls and Maximum Overclocking
ASUS continues the tradition of offering superior graphics tweaking technology with our Award Winning Smart Doctor and Voltage Tweak technology. Users can easily make adjustments to options such as the fan speeds by adjusting a fixed value or defining fan ramp speeds based on temperature values. Users looking for the highest levels of performance can utilize Voltage Tweak! that offers out of the box adjustment of the GPU core voltage to increase overclocking headroom.***

*Suggested MSRP is for the North American market only. Actual performance may vary by system configuration and other prevailing conditions.
**Product specifications and features may change without prior notice. 128x anti-aliasing available in Quad SLI configurations. Check for further details.
***Please follow the driver setup instructions to download the latest SmartDoctor application prior to use or overclocking.

About ASUS
ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2010 was around US$10 billion.