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With a successful launch of their flagship card today, March 24th, 2011, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 was met with positive feedback…for the most part.

It appears that some of those who were out to test the limits of the behemoth, managed to capture the $700 card going up in smoke, literally. Sweclockers, among others, reported and video taped that the GTX 590 was in fact so powerful that the card killed itself during overclocking. While using the beta drivers which were not intended for release, some reviewers willingly took the voltages of their GTX 590s far past NVIDIA’s limits or recommendations. It should be noted, that a quick sampling of many of the web’s premier review websites were using driver version 267.71 in their reviews while others were using slightly older AiB-supplied drivers which did not implement the over current protection properly.
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and what Nvidia says
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In the web release driver of GeForce GTX 590, we have added some important enhancements to our overcurrent protection for overclocking. We recommend anyone doing overclocking or running stress apps to always use the latest web driver to get the fullest protection for your hardware. Please note that overcurrent protection does not eliminate the risks of overclocking, and hardware damage is possible, particularly when overvoltaging. We recommend anyone using the GTX 590 board with the reference aircooler stick with the default voltage while overclocking, and avoid working around overcurrent protection mechanisms for stress applications. This will help maintain GTX 590's great combination of acoustics, performance, and reliability. NVIDIA has worked with several watercooling companies to develop waterblocks for GTX 590, and these solutions will help provide additional margin for overclocking, but even in this case we recommend enthusiasts stay within 12.5-25mV of the default voltage in order to minimize risk.

These are guidelines only - any overclocking/overvoltaging can void your manufacturer's product warranty.
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always good to know that this is "solveable" to a degree
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Seriously, what else would you expect company to say: we screwed up OR damage control, damage control, everything is fine. You are using it wrong.
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Anyone who believes it's a driver issue, is a complete idiot. Then again, how many apple owners out there with thieir 2011 laptops got slightly castrated even more?
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Seriously, what else would you expect company to say: we screwed up OR damage control, damage control, everything is fine. You are using it wrong.
I always seem to use apple products wrong
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had the card been 2x570 with twice memory,i.e. 4.8g vram. and normal clocks the card would be much better in everyway possible, and oc as a beast...
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From the most part, people blew up the card from over-volting on stock cooling using auto-fan speed. Of course some variables differ here/there. But nVidia is to blame for some of it, seeing how it's not a problem with any cards (except the 570 when ppl over-volt). Drivers may/may not be any problem with this, but it's mainly people not know it's true power and believing they can over-clock it like any normal card. Which is not true
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had the card been 2x570 with twice memory,i.e. 4.8g vram. and normal clocks the card would be much better in everyway possible, and oc as a beast...
And with the same amount of power phases?

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...led-570-a.html

No. I think it'll yield the same result.

In other news, Nvidia stock is up 8% since GTX 590 release. Investors dont really care about the high end. It's all about Tegra, Quadro and Notebook.
Edited by Kand - 3/25/11 at 4:26am
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Yea but the cost of 2x 570 is much lower than 580s... Also we dont need 2oz copper and 12 layers pcb if the pwm circuitry isnt efficient. Now we are all arguing about oc, which is not warrant, let alone overvoltage. But its OCN dam it.
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Nvidia death grip I think. You guys are holding the cards wrong! FOOLS!
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Yea but the cost of 2x 570 is much lower than 580s... Also we dont need 2oz copper and 12 layers pcb if the pwm circuitry isnt efficient. Now we are all arguing about oc, which is not warrant, let alone overvoltage. But its OCN dam it.
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