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has Nvidia fixed the 590 MOSFET problems?

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i was looking at getting 2 580's but i can get a 590 for $250 less but i heard about a lot of mosfets problems, like them burning out overclocking even a little.
so have they fixed it?
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There will be a new revision coming out-not yet though
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There will be a new revision coming out-not yet though
okay I'll wait for the new revision.
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
i was looking at getting 2 580's but i can get a 590 for $250 less but i heard about a lot of mosfets problems, like them burning out overclocking even a little.
so have they fixed it?
Before this turns into a horde of misinformation and general BS, I'll answer this.

1) It's not an issue with the mofsets, it was a voltage control "issue". When Nvidia sent out samples, reviewers took the card PAST the reccomended voltage. THIS WAS NOT NVIDIA OR THE 590'S FAULT.

The 590 does have sub-par voltage cap's and a "poor" vram design but, the cards blowing up is the fault of the end user...It does not happen to a normal person.

2) Right now, the driver controls the general voltage of the card but, there are some issues and they're being resolved.

As someone with 2x6990s, I find the 590 to be an incredibly reliable single slot solution.

Eventually, when overclocking on the card is "fixed" you will be able to OC up to a voltage of 1.00, at that voltage, you can hit @800mhz and be JUST UNDER the 580s in SLI.

And NO, there will not be a new revision.

The only new 590 "version" is from Asus and it's over 1000$.

Please get your facts straight before posting misinformation.
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Before this turns into a horde of misinformation and general BS, I'll answer this.

1) It's not an issue with the mofsets, it was a voltage control "issue". When Nvidia sent out samples, reviewers took the card PAST the reccomended voltage. THIS WAS NOT NVIDIA OR THE 590'S FAULT.

The 590 does have sub-par voltage cap's and a "poor" vram design but, the cards blowing up is the fault of the end user...It does not happen to a normal person.

2) Right now, the driver controls the general voltage of the card but, there are some issues and they're being resolved.

As someone with 2x6990s, I find the 590 to be an incredibly reliable single slot solution.

Eventually, when overclocking on the card is "fixed" you will be able to OC up to a voltage of 1.00, at that voltage, you can hit @800mhz and be JUST UNDER the 580s in SLI.

And NO, there will not be a new revision.

The only new 590 "version" is from Asus and it's over 1000$.

Please get your facts straight before posting misinformation.

so it was only the early cards? are you absolutely sure? i don't want to waste 750 bucks on something that will be dead in a week.

link me to the new one i only seen the $750 one
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There's nothing "wrong" with the 590, it just has a weak VRM. I'd go for the 6990 much before I'd go for a 590. They're pretty similar at stock and once you take overclocking into consideration the gap widens in favor of the 6990.
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Originally Posted by Masked View Post
Before this turns into a horde of misinformation and general BS, I'll answer this.

The only new 590 "version" is from Asus and it's over 1000$.

Please get your facts straight before posting misinformation.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=Asus%20590

749.99

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There is no new revision coming. There was never anything "wrong" but it didn't take kindly to heavy overclocking. You could buy one and it will be fine at stock but if you push the clocks, especially with more voltage, you may kill it. That's all really..

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so it was only the early cards? are you absolutely sure? i don't want to waste 750 bucks on something that will be dead in a week.

link me to the new one i only seen the $750 one
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There was only 1 run of the 590 done...There is no early card, no late production card...There is/was/will be 1 run of the Nvidia Gtx 590 PCB done. Period.

Initial samples were sent out...Reviewers like Swedeclockers did NOT heed the warning of Nvidia and took the voltage to 1.2 when Nvidia reccomended 1.05...I'd know, we got samples and that was in the email they sent to us prior to even opening the box.

It won't be dead in a week if you have half a brain.

I don't have a link to the asus 580x2 because quite frankly, I view it as a waste of money.

The 590 is an excellent single slot solution and there are still some issues but, they're being worked out.

You will NEVER be able to safely OC the Nvidia GTX 590 SAFELY past 1.05 so, don't buy one and then whine when you can't OC.
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There's nothing "wrong" with the 590, it just has a weak VRM. I'd go for the 6990 much before I'd go for a 590. They're pretty similar at stock and once you take overclocking into consideration the gap widens in favor of the 6990.
unless AMD does some new radical driver programing I'll stay away from them.
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