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Have GTX 590s improved since release?

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I currently have an ASUS DirectCuII 580. It can run through pretty much any game I throw at it, but I want to eventually do Nvidia Surround/3d surround. With that said I will obviously need to go SLI. The ASUS is a triple slot card and looking through my case now I see that I MAY be able to get another DCII 580 in there, however it would be pretty tight.

With that said I'm starting to look into maybe moving to the 590. I originally wanted that card but was scared off by the reports of it blowing up. Have they improved any in this regard? Also how is Quad SLI (drivers, performance, etc). Thanks for any help, my first post here.
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Welcome to OCN!

The design is still the same. I would personally stick with 580's in SLI.
Edited by AMC - 6/19/11 at 11:33pm
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Welcome to OCN!

The design is still the same. I would personally stick with 580's in SLI.
Ah, that's too bad. The ASUS is a physical beast, and the temps on it are amazing so I wouldn't be too worried about that if I bought a 2nd. It's more of a space concern.

And thanks for the welcome !
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Go 580 SLI you will be happier. There has been no PCB, VRM improvement.
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with regards to your sigrig, go here and update it.

The 580's in SLI will annihilate a 590.

Considering you already have one, it would most likely be cheaper to get another 580 and then you also have the reassurance that if one card needs to be RMA'd you still have one to use
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Well looking at your motherboard the second one would fit fine since you have 3 slot spacing. As for cooling, it is quite impressive. You also have more overclocking headroom
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