Originally Posted by 45nm
I'm hoping to pick up some EVGA GTX 580's quite shortly hopefully within this week or by August. However before I pick these Video Cards up and run SLI with a Pair of Stock Clocked (015-P3-1580-AR) I'm wondering as to what Issues and Known Bugs the GTX 500 Series have. I've been reading alot that there are issues with the Card artifacting and that Reseating/Cold-Booting is necessary when it occurs.
I'm just wondering if GTX 580 Owners can contribute and state whether they have experienced such issues or if they know of anyone who has. I'm trying to determine whether it is the SC and higher-OC Models that have the issue or whether it affects all Models of the 580.
I'm the person (going by another name) who started the spread sheet on that EVGA site in hopes to find out if there was any common denominator with those cards.
Turns out it wasn't just EVGA cards as other vendors cards were coming over to the EVGA website for answers. That's how good the forum support on EVGA is where other owners from other vendors come there.
Anyway, turns out not just SC but all versions. It also turns out no common denominator except it's only happening to those systems left on 24/7 without shutting down. It can happens after a 30 day mark or more each card varies that experience it and a simple cold boot shut down restart fixes any of the artifacting. It then sort of resets itself and dosen't happen again until after that same amount of time that it took to happen in the first place.
It had nothing to do with weak VRM's, GPU temps, or over clocking as the card is very overclockable and cards do not fry or burn out. Also the cards have six power phases not four like the 570's.
It also is / was happening to a very small amount of people and majority of everyone is fine. The list got to about 36 thus far since release. If you shut down your system every now and again it's a non issue. I've owned my card since January 15th and have not had any problems. My computer goes to 'sleep' mode or shut down every night.
In fact I hit a nice over clock at 923Mhz Core on air for a stable run at 3D Mark11. See the 580 Overclockers Club thread in my sig and you'll see obviously they are great cards except for this minor bug that forces a cold reboot. Also none of the members are having this issue on the club or even this thread.
Other possibilites that have been floating around but nothing yet confirmed.
Hope that answers your questions and puts any concerns to rest for you.