Originally Posted by IcedEarth
It's understandable. Upping the voltage pushes the card over the PCI-E specifications, it will also add a ton of heat to an already very hot card.
From what I know, the PCIe standard set 300w as the limit. The card is already at 375w at stock, so...
Originally Posted by Tennobanzai
This. Overvolting with brands such as Asus doesn't void warranties. At least not in my case of 2 RMAs. If you have features you should stand behind it.
This kinda reminds me of some car companies with launch control. They use the launch control in review to get awesome 0-60 and stuff but when you break your tranny, be ready to pay up.
And let me guess, they are marketing the card as being the fastest on the planet, based on the overclocked numbers. The ones you can only achieve if you void the warranty, which means running the card out of factory spec.
And imagine if the GTX590 is faster at stock than the 6990 at stock ? How are they going to advertise it ?
If this is what is happening, then it is false advertising and they should be punished. It's the same as advertising an overclocked CPU as being faster compared to the competition at stock.
Not only is it ridiculous, but it implies they do not stand behind the possible outcome, which means that they haven't properly tested it and thought this thing through, which only goes to corroborate what Tom's Hardware said, that this card was rushed to market.