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Poll Results: Should I keep the GTX590's or sell them and get 6990's

 
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    Keep 590's
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    Sell 590's
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post #41 of 61
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Originally Posted by AMC View Post
Sell the 590's. They have had a severe design flaw from the beginning. I don't care what people say...nvidia screwed up the power management if you like it or not. Even under water they have higher probability of dying. It's not the heat, it is simply the power management. If you overclock which I'm sure you may try...it's not worth it.

I would sell them and either get 2 580 3gb models as someone mentioned or 6990's. Supposedly they are working on a revision model that will be release later on in the year but that is not confirmed to my knowledge.

Edit: Or get 1 6990/580 3gb since that is plentiful and put the rest of the money toward their college fund
I like how you say a high probability of dying. What do you consider a high probability? I see that and i am thinking what like the original xbox, which people still bought in droves and when microsoft punched them in the face and it red ringed they went right back to microsoft and said yes please can i have another.

They have made changes to these cards to fix the issues and it really is not a big danger anymore but i would still not say even originally they had a high probability.
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Ask if they will swap you for the revised 590s when released?
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post #43 of 61
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Ask if they will swap you for the revised 590s when released?
Nvidia denied rumors of a revision.
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...designs-nvidia

Rumors originally suggested a revision in June. However, we are halfway through the month with zero indication of that holding true.
http://www.techpowerup.com/145836/NV...90-Design.html
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Bastards!
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Nvidia denied rumors of a revision.
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...designs-nvidia

Rumors originally suggested a revision in June. However, we are halfway through the month with zero indication of that holding true.
http://www.techpowerup.com/145836/NV...90-Design.html

I believe the rumored revision was actually a misinterpretation of the Mars bar card.
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post #46 of 61
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I like how you say a high probability of dying. What do you consider a high probability? I see that and i am thinking what like the original xbox, which people still bought in droves and when microsoft punched them in the face and it red ringed they went right back to microsoft and said yes please can i have another.

They have made changes to these cards to fix the issues and it really is not a big danger anymore but i would still not say even originally they had a high probability.
Please read the articles. I am not going to argue over this again. They have not changed the power management yet. They are still prone to problems. If you understand how the power management system works and can carry out some calculations, you would know. I am not trying to be rude, I just know that they have a problem in this aspect.

Asus is to release their 580x2 which has a very nice 'beefed' up power management system.
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post #47 of 61
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I believe the rumored revision was actually a misinterpretation of the Mars bar card.
Ya, that thing is huge!!!!!! inbe4thatswhatshesaid.
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post #48 of 61
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I laugh when I see posts like this. So your trying to say that a gtx 590, a $700+ card is not much of a card. But an equally expensive card that is louder, hotter, and slower(with new drivers) is?

If the 590 isn't much of a card, then what does that make your 6950?
An attempt to bash me? You are either blind or clueless picking a 590 over a 6990, hence "not much of a card" (compared to its competitors). High failure rate, less VRAM, poor VRMs, you name it really : )

And if you really want to name and shame my unlocked 6950; it was a far better purchase price/performance wise than your 580. Happy?
Edited by Stefy - 6/15/11 at 2:10am
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post #49 of 61
Because overclocking is important to you, chose the 6990's.
    
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post #50 of 61
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An attempt to bash me? You are either blind or clueless picking a 590 over a 6990, hence "not much of a card" (compared to its competitors). High failure rate, less VRAM, poor VRMs, you name it really : )

And if you really want to name and shame my unlocked 6950; it was a far better purchase price/performance wise than your 580. Happy?
And how many GTX 590s have failed?

Also how many benchmarks have the 590 actually trumped the 6990s due to a polished driver experience?

Your claim was the card was a fail, and he was pointing out your basis of experience is a card, that is low end of AMDs 69xx. It was a valid point, because a single 590 would destroy your 6950 yet you claim its a fail card.

You claim it fails due to high failure rate? I have yet to see more than Raziel's card fail. You have a source for this information?

You claim the VRMs are weak? I am sorry, can you also point to a source where these VRMs are consistently, or even failing period at stock? I am sure one or two cards failing due to proper mishandling is inevitable AND that I am sure one or two cards will actually be defective. So far, I have only seen 5 dead 590s (6 included Raziel's which died at "stock" non VRM blown.) That's it. Since the months they have released.

Less VRAM is true, but 1.5GB is good enough for 95% of my games at 5760x1080, and it turns out the other 5% where I could use more, I don't play that much, OR, its a bit glitchy, OR, I prefer to a single monitor over it because its a FPS.

As far as the OP is concerned, he seems dedicating to overclocking the card. If he wants a 24/7 overclock which he won't need for dual anything, then he should not even keep the 590s. To me the OP sounds like he is just wanting to get rid of the cards, and nothing we say can change that for him. I personally think the GTX 590 (once its setup in SLi) would be the easier setup, as nVidia's drivers are usually very reliable.

If he is looking for a challenge, then he can bench and overclock the GTX 590. I had a 31% overclock over stock EVGA clocks, and a 34% overclock compared to the ASUS card. 830 MHz on a GTX 590 is no small feat and it was not easy, but it was entirely doable. Still though, its not something I would leave for every day use, why would you, you have 4 GPUs either way.

TIN is currently working on 1.3GHz on his monster frakenstein GTX 590.
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