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Is GTX 590 End-of-Life?

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I've just notice on http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_family.html the 590 is now listed under 'PREVIOUS GENERATION PRODUCTS'.

Also they seem to be drying up in some retailers.

I haven't seen anything about the 590 being shelved. Maybe a move by Nvidia to push GPU hungry consumers onto the 680.

Any comments?
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I believe they are considered EoL now. Still a good card however.
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post #3 of 8
well..yeah...of course it's end of life, as is every other nvidia graphics card outside the 6xx series. current gen is now 28nm, all 40nm cards, no matter how fast, are technically out-dated
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One problem being the GTX 6xx silicon is very poor on Double Precision.
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One problem being the GTX 6xx silicon is very poor on Double Precision.

Don't they artificially limit the DP performance on the consumer lines to something like 1/24? This effectively means the GTX's are indeed poor on DP, but not the actual silicon. Or are the Quadro's sucking on DP as well?
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I understand, but in terms of Double Precision performance the 680 does not out-perform the 580. And I imagine the future 690 will not better the 590 in Double Precision performance.
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I understand, but in terms of Double Precision performance the 680 does not out-perform the 580. And I imagine the future 690 will not better the 590 in Double Precision performance.

Oh, I know. I was just wondering if the Quadro's were beasts in DP or are the 6xx series of those doing worse in DP than the 5xx series Quadro's as well. As far as you are concerned, yes they effectively are crappy on DP with the consumer line GTX's. I was just wanting confirmation that they were artificially limited or did the actual architecture suck on it.
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No idea if the 6xx are crippled.

Maybe its Nvidia deciding that good DP is not essential for gaming and lowering the DP reduces the cost of manufacturing. It could be good for AMD if they push DP performance in their cards.

But not sure if most gamers really notice or care.

But for those who fold or GPUGRID (or anything that benefits from good DP) the 680 is not an update from the 580 and thus the future 690 will not be an upgrade from the 590. Or even any 5xx card to the equivalent 6xx card people may already have.

So where do Nvidia users go?

AMD?
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