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Well OP, I am a bit confused are you looking to get rid of the GTX 590 for a 2x 6970 or do you already have both?

Sounds like you are having issues perhaps we should help troubleshoot it before you blow even more money and then have to sell it?

What seems to be the problem you are having?

@Everyone else, do I need to start showing the record breaking benchmarks I have with some GTX 590s? I thought all this stupid crap you guys are saying about the GTX590 was dead already.

@Raz, you killed your card with an overclock? You would be the first user I know of to do that, what voltage was it?
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If you already have the 590 I would try to sort out your problems first and only after that look for replacement options.

The 590 is a great card, even though most people here will just say "hurr durr the 590s explode", their only source being the sweclockers video of the card @ 1.2v and the "street cred" it has or something like that.
 
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2x6970 but stay away from xfx
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@Raz, you killed your card with an overclock? You would be the first user I know of to do that, what voltage was it?
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Wow, did you RMA or you still have it? 680 clock speed is pretty high for stock voltage of 0.913v. Its on air too right? What happened exactly?
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Wow, did you RMA or you still have it? 680 clock speed is pretty high for stock voltage of 0.913v. Its on air too right? What happened exactly?
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Keep it civil, people. Don't start pointless arguments, if I have to come in here again, there is a chance of this being locked. Also moved this to Graphics Cards - General, as it's more suited to this section.
    
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Wow, did you RMA or you still have it? 680 clock speed is pretty high for stock voltage of 0.913v. Its on air too right? What happened exactly?
Yea RMA. I still need to send it. It was actually 688 and stock voltage was 0.925 and stock/air. It just shut when running Crysis. I thought it was unstable OC until it didn't start back and the smell.. then I knew what had happened..
    
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I have had Nvidia and I like them, but the fact that the VRMs are crap doesn't change it, and it can't be fixed.
Wrong to say all Nvidia VRM's are bad, 550, 560, 580 have no problems what so ever at all, reference or non-reference. VRM's, BIOS, drivers, scaling all great. In fact the last 270.61 driver release improved 560 and 580 already from last benches your reading on older reviews including phenomenal 3D advancements. Lumping all the 500 series cards in with 570 and 590 issues is purely biased statement which is untrue. Get your facts straight before you spread horse hockey.

Secondly, it's already proved that with a modded BIOS the 590 is very over clockable, but Nvidia hasn't tested it enough to make a final release. Only time will tell. Can't rule anything out yet so it's true the 590 isn't up to snuff and final outcome yet to be seen. Have many 590 owners without any issues as well.

Thirdly, none of the non-reference 570's have any VRM or BIOS problems. Still to be determined which is really the culprit on the 570 reference cards. Have many successful over clocks on our club thread and no issues for quite some time now.

As for the OP, if your playing all your games maxed, no reason to switch. If you can sell it, then go two 6970's if that's what makes you feel better. You have to live with it at the end of the day.

Otherwise your already an owner, come to the 590 club if you have any problems and you'll get the support you need. We have some smart people over there who are very pro-active in putting time into the card that can help.

Good luck in whatever you decide.
     
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