Nvidia Corp. plans to release a new version of its dual-chip flagship GeForce GTX graphics card that will be more overclockable. The company intends to re-invent print-circuit board of the graphics card in a bid to improve its reliability in cases of overclocking, a media report claims.
The new GeForce GTX 590 graphics card - which is powered by two code-named GF110 graphics processing units (GPUs) and features 3GB of GDDR5 memory - will have new inductors, larger printed circuit board (PCB) and a new cooling solutions, reports VR-Zone web-site. The new inductors and design will eliminate possibility of failure during overclocking, which is something that enthusiasts demand from a top-of-the-range graphics cards.
The revised GeForce GTX 590 graphics cards will feature 699-11020-005-502 marking on the PCB. The current version has 699-11020-005-500 marking.
At present the GeForce GTX 590 graphics card is not available in many online stores, which means that a limited amount of cards has been released. With new PCB, which is expected to be more reliable than the previous one, new Fermi-series flagship graphics cards are likely to have better overclocking potential. The enhanced reliability and overclockability will help the model 590 to better compete against AMD's Radeon HD 6990 dual-chip top-of-the-line solution.
The new versions of the flagship are expected to become available in June.
Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.