Rumor: Driver Issue Delays GeForce GTX 590 Launch (Not by Much)

Paul Lilly

News and rumor site Fudzilla is reporting that Nvidia decided to push the release of its upcoming dual-GPU GeForce GTX 590 videocard back by a couple of days. If Fudzilla's info is accurate, that means the GTX 590 will now launch on March 24th (next Thursday) instead of March 22nd.

No need to stress out over the delay, Fudzilla says it has nothing to do with the hardware and everything to do with making sure the driver is 100 percent ready for prime time. That's in stark contrast to Nvidia's Fermi launch in general, which you might recall was pushed back several times reportedly because of yield issues.

The GeForce GTX 590 will go head-to-head with AMD's HD 6990 for the dual-GPU performance crown, with Nvidia hoping to finally offer the fastest videocard on the planet. Prior to the HD 6990, that distinction belonged to AMD's Radeon HD 5970, also a dual-GPU card.

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