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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Edition GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition
Halo: Reach 57% 50%
Cyberpunk 2077 84% 117%
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 58%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 17% 2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 34% 58%
Doom Eternal 15% 36%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 84% 117%
Grand Theft Auto VI 105% 142%
FIFA 20 29% 16%
Need For Speed Heat 34% 58%

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 DirectCU II OC Edition.

The GTX 670 has a 350 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 29.2 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 350 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 29.1 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 DirectCU II OC Edition has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1422. The GTX 670 having 132 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 but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed630 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1058 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-351-A1Kepler GK104-325-A2
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date24 Mar 2011vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
8.9
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8.3
2560x1440
6.6
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6
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.4

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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs1344
Actual Shader Performance62%vs68%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs112
Texture Rate80.6 GTexel/svs109.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs32
Pixel Rate60.5 GPixel/svs31.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power365 Watts-
Recommended PSU700 Watts & 46 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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 DirectCU II OC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 670. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increase in the core-clock that went from 915MHz to 980MHz while the Turbo Boost is now of 1058MHz. A 20% more effective cooler is also included.
The performance boost is significant and around 5% when compared to the standard GTX 670.
Most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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