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Originally Posted by Kand View Post
It died on POST. Notice their LED heatsink spin off and spin on again at the same time.

Not sure what that has to do with drivers.

VRM issue, much?
This.

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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
It's strange, AMD can make the last fastest graphics card, the 5970, and this one, the 6990, without any issues, only praise.

It almost seems as if nVidia is playing catchup, and rushing to do so and, in the process, quality suffers. All of their dual GPU cards have been hot and seemingly fragile (9800GX2, 295), and then the problems with the 570, now this?
AMD's cards are designed from the ground up to be scalable like this, they can put two on a single PCB and maybe more if they want to, they're easier to cool (Look at total heat dissipated, not temperatures, AMD don't have to use extremely good cooling unlike nVidia), easier to supply with sufficient power, their GPUs are smaller and nearly as fast, compare to nVidia who are making massive GPUs with massive power consumption and massive heat output and then trying to put two of them on a single PCB, they'd need far better engineers (Not saying nVidias engineers are crap, I'm saying the job is very hard) to be able to pull it off.

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They prevent you from burning the VMRs which is actually better lol
How so? At least someone here said they put the voltage up to a tiny 1.025v, in which case...what the hell was nVidia thinking?

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The HD5970 was crap with drivers, but the HD3870x2, HD4870x2 and HD6990 all seem to be good.

And personally, I'd rather driver issues that I can either deal with or get fixed than a completely unusable and destroyed card.

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How come others can overclock to even 900Mhz without blowing up the card then?
The exact same reason some 570s only die when you have 1.2v going through them and OCP disabled, while some die at 1.1v with OCP enabled.

Believe me, I was looking at buying a 570 recently and researched this very extensively.
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Me and my Fiance watched this with joy
nothing better than an evening in front of a burning gtx590 with a bottle of whine
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post #103 of 242
I vote for 2 fans on a REFERENCE 2-gpu card. maybe even 3! and better solid capacitors
and also more power phases.
Edited by xPwn - 3/24/11 at 6:40pm
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nothing better than an evening in front of a burning gtx590 with a bottle of whine
and gets teh evening hot and steamy..
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They prevent you from burning the VMRs which is actually better lol
They do this by limiting performance. While the drivers can prevent the card from damaging itself, it would be much better if they actually designed the card to handle the load it can incur.
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I vote for 2 fans on a REFERENCE 2-gpu card. maybe even 3! and better solid capacitors
and also more power phases.
What nVidia need to do is extend the PCB another half inch or so, make it have at least 6 phases for each GPU as well as 1 for each IMC instead of 4 for each GPU...
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and gets teh evening hot and steamy..
nothing wrong with some hot and steamy late night action
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post #108 of 242
Cost cutting always gets you in the end.
I really hope they made more than 1k of these, at this rate 350 are sure to be bad.

People talk about AMD rushing out the 6990, these 590s should have never left the building with this as a possibility.
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post #109 of 242
My 4870 had a VRM blow up, but that's because I was an idiot and used thermal paste instead of a thermal pad. Now days with AMD graphics cards they hard-code the GPUs to throttle when VRMs hit 125c (regardless of drivers).
What happened here was a failure on nVidia's part.
    
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post #110 of 242
How many (590's) have had this highly "Assumed" problem that we know of? 1?

Viewed 25k+ times. Talk about the power of the media...

Now I see most couldn't talk about it due to NDA's. I'm tempted to cancel my 590 Order and get a 580 Water.
Edited by Ghoxt - 3/24/11 at 8:31pm
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