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.
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.
There isn’t a large variety of display options with this one: simply 3x DVI and a single mini HDMI.
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.
A single SLI bridge hints at you being able to link two of these together if you have pockets that are far too deep.
The back has two large support plates to make certain that the weight of the cooler doesn’t pull the chip from the board.
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.
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.