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Surely this is quite an issue? The fact that all that's required to kill the card it to set the voltage to 1.2v and bang. I'd be wanting to get this fixed if I was Nvidia and out there.

This sort of thing should have been picked up in simple testing anyway.
Well, 800Mhz on a GF110 at just 1.000V is pretty impressive enough. This is probably the reason behind the cherry picking of high binned chips.
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Surely this is quite an issue? The fact that all that's required to kill the card it to set the voltage to 1.2v and bang. I'd be wanting to get this fixed if I was Nvidia and out there.

This sort of thing should have been picked up in simple testing anyway.
Is already fixed. Just use newer drivers
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Even though I'm Swedish I had to re-listen to Emil's voice when he says det glöder (it glows).
1.025v and the VRM goes? It's Nvidia's fault, NOT Jonas and Emil's fault (Sweclockers crew).

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Geforce GTX 590 har ett beräknat cirkapris på 5 990 kronor inklusive moms.
That is $940.35 USD. So inb4 people telling it's expensive in USA.
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Thanks for the info xd
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why dont they put a hardware fuse that saves the card, no matter how bad the drivers are? then when the card blows, all they have to do is change the fuse...
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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?
    
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Didn't this happen to another reviewing site? This kinda concerns me, though I've heard the newer drivers address that issue... at least I hope so for potential 590 overclockers.
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Didn't this happen to another reviewing site? This kinda concerns me, though I've heard the newer drivers address that issue... at least I hope so for potential 590 overclockers.
Newer drivers won't fix burnt VRMs,
    
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Newer drivers won't fix burnt VRMs,
They prevent you from burning the VMRs which is actually better lol
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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?
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner...overclock.net/

I'm just going to leave this here.
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