Physical Layout

Despite being a multi chip card, the cooler on this doesn’t look too different from the usual. It’s very heavy and has a large internal heatsinik, but the fan is pretty standard.

Zotac GTX 590

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There’s an air intake at the front end, hinting at the large copper heatsink that begins over the PWM area and extends across the entire card.

Zotac GTX 590

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There isn’t a large variety of display options with this one: simply 3x DVI and a single mini HDMI.

Zotac GTX 590

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The GTX 590 does however require two 8pin power connectors (unless you use the supplied converters) so make sure your PSU has the necessary cables.

Zotac GTX 590

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A single SLI bridge hints at you being able to link two of these together if you have pockets that are far too deep.

Zotac GTX 590

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The back has two large support plates to make certain that the weight of the cooler doesn’t pull the chip from the board.

Zotac GTX 590

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I’d have loved to have taken the cooler off to get a look at the insides, but unfortunately Zotac saw fit to use star screws that were smaller than every head at the local hardware store. I’ll mail order. The next one won’t defeat me.

Zotac GTX 590

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Comparing it to one of ATI’s big boy from the last generation (with custom AC cooler), the 5850, shows that it’s only a little bit longer, so if you’ve had one of the higher end cards in your rig before, this one should fit fine.

Zotac GTX 590

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