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Disappointed in NVIDIA. That's the last time I buy one of their high-end products.
    
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NVIDIA should follow Intel and let everyone RMA their 590 for a 'fixed' version.
 
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post #13 of 133
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
Unlike others don't really feel bad for those that bought the first rev of the 590. They were warned, at least the ones on ocn, by many sources that the cards had issues.

Oh well.
Mine were ordered day of launch, there was no blowing up going on then.

As a personal note this is a bit of a sting if it is true, but despite showing off my pair as solid performers with a bios glitch, I would definitely contact my manufacturer and see whats the deal here.

This should be Rumors & Uncomfirmed though.
Edited by RagingCain - 5/14/11 at 4:35pm
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post #14 of 133
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
Unlike others don't really feel bad for those that bought the first rev of the 590. They were warned, at least the ones on ocn, by many sources that the cards had issues.

Oh well.
warned...

I bought the card right after I saw the performance numbers. The sweclockers video that started the "VRM panic" came a day or so later.
 
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post #15 of 133
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Originally Posted by mdatmo View Post
NVIDIA should follow Intel and let everyone RMA their 590 for a 'fixed' version.
given the way they handled the laptop replacements, don't bet on it.
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Originally Posted by FLCLimax View Post
given the way they handled the laptop replacements, don't bet on it.
You really do have to stay pro-active with this kind of stuff and get on top of it the second there is an issue.

That being said, if this is true, I may just suck it up and pull them back out and ask for an exchange from EVGA.
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Regardless of day after findings, do you really think NV was not aware of the issue?

If they really didn't know, man what does that say about their QA program?

I believe they knew, but in this case PR won out over decency and honor.
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Regardless of day after findings, do you really think NV was not aware of the issue?

If they really didn't know, man what does that say about their QA program?

I believe they knew, but in this case PR won out over decency and honor.
Well Grunion, I get what you and quite a few senior members said about the card, but to be honest, apart from a small BIOS glitch, these cards are serious performers.

VRMs not as robust as they could be or not. They can even overclock well.

Do I believe that every card that blew up was stock @ stock voltage? Absolutely not. Is it possible a couple were? Absolutely. Raziel is the first user I have heard from that claimed his card died on a blown resister/transducer just off of a VRM at stock voltages with a slight overclock. I give Raziel the benefit of the doubt that he wasn't overvolting it. He can't prove that to me though, but I will take his word for it.
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Nvidia needs to learn from their mistakes and admit to them. There is a right way and a wrong way to handle hardware defects. Intel and it's B2 SandyBridge Chipset recall is probably the best recent example of the correct way. A problem was identified and corrected before it impacted anyone. Microsoft did a fairly decent job handling the whole Xbox360 replacement program too. Nvidia needs to release a statement saying anyone who experiences hardware problems with the original GTX590 can RMA will receive revised GTX590's as replacements. Do the right thing Nvidia.
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It's pretty simple. If your GTX 590 fries, get a revised one from RMA
Or..... make yours fry and get a new revision... hehehe.


But I do agree with Grun. Worst roll out in a while.
    
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