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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Edition GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 84% 126%
Halo: Reach 57% 48%
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 65%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 34% 65%
Doom Eternal 15% 42%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 17% 2%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 84% 126%
FIFA 20 29% 12%
Need For Speed Heat 34% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 105% 152%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition.

The GTX 670 has a 285 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 590. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 670 manages to provide 21.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 285 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590, but the GTX 590 has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 670. As a result, the GTX 590 exhibits a 31.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 670. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 670 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 590, and so the GTX 670 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 590.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 590 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 590 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 590 has 139.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 670, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 590 is massively better than the GTX 670.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1317. The GTX 670 having 27 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 590 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 590. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 590.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Edition requires 365 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 670. The GTX 590 requires 195 Watts more than the GTX 670 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 590 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed630 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock-vs980 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-351-A1Kepler GK104-325-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date24 Mar 2011vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed864 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth331.8GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs1344
Actual Shader Performance62%vs63%
Texture Mapping Units128vs112
Texture Rate80.6 GTexel/svs102.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs32
Pixel Rate60.5 GPixel/svs29.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power365 Wattsvs170 Watts
Recommended PSU700 Watts & 46 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified is a special edition of the dual-graphics solution GeForce GTX 590.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that went from 608MHz to 630MHz and in the operating memory clock, which is now of 864MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference card and so it proves to be faster than GeForce GTX 680.
GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition is a renamed GeForce GTX 670 with no new features - not even a new cooling system. Its performance is exactly like the reference card.
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