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Hey guys... I am about to purchase a gtx 590 and want to squeeze as much gpu clock speeds out of it as I can. I am wondering if anyone knows if a certain brand is inherently better than another in terms of its overclocking potential. Personally, I want to just get the Asus because it's available and the cheapest right now. I know ASUS and others that are built off the stock design will probably have the same cooling efficiency and overclocking potential; however, I do know that Evga has abandoned the stock design. Thus, the choice between video card brands isn't so obvious to me.

I plan to use the stock cooling, unless of course there are better alternate air cooling appendages available for the device.

Anyone have any ideas or experiences?
post #2 of 22
I would say go with the asus 590 but wait until the Evga 590 is restocked because Evga offers lifetime warranty if you register the card within 30 days and also they feature a lot of stuff in that box that it comes with.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130630&Tpk=gtx%20590

Just wait until its restocked because it has the back plate and the back plate some what acts as a heat sink to the back side of the PCB.
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post #3 of 22
EVGA for the lifetime warranty. Otherwise, the cards are identical across brands with standard variations on chip potential that is unpredictable.
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Captain1337;13359205 
I would say go with the asus 590 but wait until the Evga 590 is restocked because Evga offers lifetime warranty if you register the card within 30 days and also they feature a lot of stuff in that box that it comes with.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130630&Tpk=gtx%20590

Just wait until its restocked because it has the back plate and the back plate some what acts as a heat sink to the back side of the PCB.

Are you just conjecturing about the heatsink on the back side of the PCB of evga card, or will this actually mitigate any overclocking stressors (aka heat) placed on the board, thus increasing overclocking potential.
post #5 of 22
Yes to some degree, the back plate acts as a heat sink and also it looks cool.
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Also whats better than having a lifetime warranty? smile.gif

You should totally wait for the evga gtx 590, I would advise you to check constantly because people buy them fast.
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post #7 of 22
don't go too high on overvolting the card though. the GTX 590 is known for many servere overvolting issues.
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they have gtx590 on evga website now
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain1337;13359443 
Also whats better than having a lifetime warranty? smile.gif

You should totally wait for the evga gtx 590, I would advise you to check constantly because people buy them fast.

A warranty where you don't have to register your product to get (so you can resell it)... which I think ASUS has (not completely sure on that one).

As for overclocking, the reference kits are all made by Nvidia and sent to the respective AIB partners who may or may not do their own validation. I would say if you are talking about reference cards aggregate averages would show that there is no "favored" partner; all GTX590s are reference design.
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YARG why is the bank declining my credit card purchase!!! Is this a known evga issue? If not, would someone like to hit me up on gtalk (verythaiguy) and pay for me with their credit card biggrin.gif. I'll send you a paypal payment with my address before hand.
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