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Another week, another new GPU. NVIDIA took the opportunity recently to introduced the GeForce GTX 590, and now ZOTAC is taking a similar opportunity to sell new GPUs based on the new NVIDIA core. The company's calling this their fastest DirectX 11 graphics card, with a pair of Fermi graphics processors, a combined 1024 unified shaders, 3GB of video memory, 3D support and a download voucher for a copy of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. There's no published price or release date, but it'll likely be priced competitively compared to the competition.

ZOTAC® Reveals World’s Fastest DirectX® 11 Graphics Card  

New ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590 obliterates existing visual and performance barriers

HONG KONG – Mar. 24, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today reveals the GeForce® GTX 590 graphics card -- the world’s fastest graphics card capable of delivering extreme visual clarity and mind-boggling frame rates. The new ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590 combines a pair of high-performance graphics processors to form the ultimate graphics card for gamers that obliterates existing visual and performance barriers.
    A pair of Fermi graphics processors delivers a combined 1024 unified shaders for earth-shattering performance that is ready to tackle all current and upcoming game titles powered by Microsoft® DirectX® 11 technology with the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590. Large amounts of video memory – 3GB –enable the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590 to tackle the latest titles with maximum details and enhance games with up to 32x levels of anti-aliasing for stunning visuals and details that mimic reality.
    The ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590 delivers an unmatched gaming experience with native support for seamless triple-display gaming with NVIDIA® Surround technology. When combined with 3D-ready monitors and television, the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590 delivers stunning stereoscopic 3D effects with Blu-ray 3D movies, 3D photos and hundreds of PC games for absolute immersion.
    “Our ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590 is engineered to deliver the absolute best PC gaming experience available. With the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590, gamers can experience triple-monitor gaming with DirectX® 11 technology, stereoscopic 3D effects and realistic physics processing on a single graphics card for the first time,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.
    Quad NVIDIA® SLI readiness enables two ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590 graphics cards to combine in a single system and deliver up to 3.4-times the performance of a single graphics processor for triple-monitor gaming at high-definition resolutions with smooth-as-butter frame rates.
    A download voucher for a full copy of Assassin’s Creed®: Brotherhood is included with the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590 to let gamers experience the full capabilities of the graphics card on the game’s March 24, 2011 release date. Brotherhood takes gamers on an epic adventure through a beautifully digitized city of Rome, Italy with a captivating storyline as the Master Assassin Ezio Auditore to fight greed and free the city of corrupt tyrants.
    It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 590!

I would say 779-829 🙂 like I know, but wither way first units are usually close to MFSR, then later on when we start getting tweaked liquid cooled and OC'd units prices change.

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Your guess is as good as mine. I guess Zotac's in the UK - as that's the only area listed in the "Where to Buy" on their website. The few I checked didn't have the card listed yet, but they did have the 580 for about $570 US.

I just can't make myself go beyond the $300-350 range for a card, no matter how good it is.  The returns become so diminishing, and the prices come down quickly, when you pay above that.


I totally agree 3vi1 and have noticed Zotac is generally a little more expensive for the same layout so it would make sense for them to be a European based company. I also agree with you on that price range going above 350 really seems to be good for nothing but bragging rights. Not to mention right now if the 5870 beats the 6870 then a pair which would be extensively cheaper that the 6990 or GTX 590 would also outperform them both, in fact I bet you could affor 3 for considerably less than 1 of these. That would definitely outperform it to, not to mention the bragging rights of have tri crossfire or SLI in a rig right !