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post #161 of 4103
You can add me to that 6990 club. I will post pictures of my rig later (currently at work)

Love this site... been ghosting around for years... decided it was time to join up

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post #162 of 4103
nice, like the $6 keyboard!

Whats the max watt useage of the 6990 under BIOS 1? (880Mhz)

I know the max of the card is 450w, and BIOS setting 2 is 375w, is BIOS seeting 1 450w? I heard somewhere it was 415w on BIOS setting 2.

Also, with my Xfire, I have the 6990 on the bottom and 6970 on the top, mainly to keep the 6990 cooler, what do u guys think?

also, sorry for all the questions, sometimes when I open windows live mail in Win7 I get the blue screen error code 0x00000116 (Video driver) im using 11.4 version, any idea why? or is it simply because its a new card and drivers will improve very shortly?

thank you!
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I know the max of the card is 450w, and BIOS setting 2 is 375w, is BIOS seeting 1 450w? I heard somewhere it was 415w on BIOS setting 2.

Also, with my Xfire, I have the 6990 on the bottom and 6970 on the top, mainly to keep the 6990 cooler, what do u guys think?


Mine is generally running between 400-450 watts in game. And yes I think having your 6990 on bottom is much better, as it does run hot. keep in mind that you want to get some sort of airflow going out the front of your case, as the 6990 exhausts both out the back and out the front of the card. I have 2 90mm fans that blow accross my hardrives and intercept the air coming from the 6990 and blow it out two ports on my side panel.
post #164 of 4103
I just saw this review:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...TX_590/26.html

Which states:

Quote:
With a card like GeForce GTX 590, that has so much latent performance, I couldn't wait to try bumping the voltage to see how much I could gain from it.

As a first step, I increased the voltage from 0.938 V default to 1.000 V, maximum stable clock was 815 MHz - faster than GTX 580! Moving on, I tried 1.2 V to see how much could be gained here, at default clocks and with NVIDIA's power limiter enabled. I went to heat up the card and then *boom*, a sound like popcorn cracking, the system turned off and a burnt electronics smell started to fill up the room. Card dead! Even with NVIDIA power limiter enabled. Now the pretty looking, backlit GeForce logo was blinking helplessly and the fan did not spin, both indicate an error with the card's 12V supply.
After talking to several other reviewers, this does not seem to be an isolated case, and many of them have killed their cards with similar testing, which is far from being an extreme test.



With the card dead, I looked for any damage and found one of the 12V input resistors acting as fuses to be damaged (1st pic, no visible damage), so I soldered a bridge on it to bypass it, the card then "exploded" again, this time one of the MOSFETs blew up as shown in the second picture above. This was just an experimental fix to potentially revive the card. If only the resistor was damaged then it should be working fine again, looks like something else was broken and the "fuse" resistor merely blew to protect the card.

Thanks to the kind people at ASUS, I was lucky enough to have two cards for an SLI review - for which NVIDIA could still not provide a Quad-SLI supporting driver. So at least I could finish the rest of this review. I most strongly advise anyone to stay away from overclocking this product and use extremely conservative settings, maybe up to 650 MHz and no voltage adjustments.

According to NVIDIA this should not happen. In their official reviewer driver (which I used), the NVIDIA Power limit is designed to be active for all applications, not only Furmark.

So yeah, a dead GTX590 already, because of OC.

Looks like a fail card to me, all of you who bought an HD6990, should be very happy, it kills the 590 no doubt, and it's cheaper... LOL!

GTX590 looks they'll need to lower it's price A LOT or else it's going to be a huge fail.
    
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I know the max of the card is 450w, and BIOS setting 2 is 375w, is BIOS seeting 1 450w? I heard somewhere it was 415w on BIOS setting 2.

Also, with my Xfire, I have the 6990 on the bottom and 6970 on the top, mainly to keep the 6990 cooler, what do u guys think?


Mine is generally running between 400-450 watts in game. And yes I think having your 6990 on bottom is much better, as it does run hot. keep in mind that you want to get some sort of airflow going out the front of your case, as the 6990 exhausts both out the back and out the front of the card. I have 2 90mm fans that blow accross my hardrives and intercept the air coming from the 6990 and blow it out two ports on my side panel.
I think my system is using 1000W then. Lucky my 1000w psu has a max output of 1200w and is gold rated.

I have 7 noctua fans, 2 on the corsair h70, 1 on side panel, 2 on front blowing in, and 2 x 14cm up top sucking it all out. So the flow is in on the sides up through middle and out the top. I think its better sucking cool air from outside and having an exhaust up top.
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I think my system is using 1000W then. Lucky my 1000w psu has a max output of 1200w and is gold rated.

I have 7 noctua fans, 2 on the corsair h70, 1 on side panel, 2 on front blowing in, and 2 x 14cm up top sucking it all out. So the flow is in on the sides up through middle and out the top. I think its better sucking cool air from outside and having an exhaust up top.
Your system aint using more than 800-850W under full loud on both CPU + GPU's.

Don't worry, you're not anywhere close to 1000W.
    
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HAHA!!! Have read 3 reviews on the GTX 590, One from a fanboy. The first two were conclusive that the 6990 was the better card. The Fanboy in a downtrodden "voice" said that its performance is "close" to the 6990 but is "quieter" and draws less power and is therefore the better card for him.....

AWESOME 6990 LOVE
post #168 of 4103
So far there's been a few dead GTX590's....

Even 2 of them died with NO OC at all!!!

I never imagined this 590 would be so bad..
    
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AMD wins

6990 > 590 all the way
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Guys, hows micro-stuttering on the 6990 ? Under control ?
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