Originally Posted by Nebster
I read stories about smoking 590ies and the such. It's only with the asus one. So if I get the evga one and install the latest drivers I should get none of that?
They were burning because reviewers were pushing the voltages way too high, and the available drivers at the time didn't have the over-volt protection included. My 590 is currently overvolted and overclocked from 630/1260 @ 0.913v to 730/1460 @ 0.988v and is perfectly fine.
That said, there are two revisions of the 590, the '501' and '502' (this is printed on the PCB). The very first 590s tagged '501' were popping. So far on the '502' revision, only people pushing voltage past (IIRC) 1.063v are blowing their cards, unless they genuinely have a faulty unit - which shouldn't present a problem as you could just RMA it for a replacement.