Originally Posted by Pedros
Masked, can you please clarify which where the problems with the GTX295 launch? Yes, it had drivers problems, as all SLi 2 years ago ... i just saw my card supporting many games in 2010 ... but ... as far as physical/design problems... can you please describe which where?
I'm not being sarcastic ... i'm really trying to find out something i wasn't aware ... i saw drivers problems and heat problems ( that mainly occurred at lower fan speeds ) ... at least in the single pcb ... the dual pcb didn't had heat problems ...
Sorry to ask this in this thread, i know it's about 590 but ... it's pure curiosity and with informative title so we can compare each cards launch
Verrrry busy work day.
When the 295 was originally released...To put it bluntly, same exact issues EXCEPT, the PCB was obviously much more "robust".
First week of January 2009; I believe, don't feel like looking it up...was the release date.
Anyway, we have 2 samples in the office that fried out due to the card improperly reporting temps...Those were release samples or beta samples and we were sent 2 more... I think they're in a dead box in the attic...Which I have 0 motivation to go get but, the difference is/was NVIDIA acted IMMEDIATELY on the issues people had.
It wasn't a week between drivers...It was days and sometimes HOURS...Go back and look through the beta release drivers in Dec/Jan of 2008/2009...There were MANY and a new Bios. Even more on Guru 3d because people were making their own so the card would properly scale...
I might still have the emails in the Apache backup but, back then (2 years haha) Nvidia would actually email//talk to you...Wasn't hard to get a beta driver like *snap*.
Same went for the 7900s and the 7950s...These dual cards having problems is always true...This release, there are just as many as there always have been they're just not ontop of it as much as they have been in the past.
It's very evident some people wish to throw away history and blame the card but, when there's a history of these issues occuring, it's better to just be patient.