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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ View Post
But i read somewhere that most cards that failed are from AIC. For example asus cards allowed volts up to 1.2 while nvidia recommends 1v on water.
Anyway still the card is hammered with bad vrms. Now we wait for partners to release a non-reference 6g version of this card .
Although stories you seem to read most are the ones where they over-volt, if you read around the forums (not just here) most cards are dying on stock-volts, with either a mild (25-50mhz) OC or none at all.
post #12 of 70
Sounds like Nvidia has a dud. I was temped to get one of these too...
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post #13 of 70
This is pretty serious for NVIDIA, ATI is probably happy about this, not only they have a somewhat slighter faster card with more VRAM, their competitor's card is pretty much a ticking timebomb which means more sales for them.
    
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Wait, don't these cards run just fine at stock speeds? I think it's obvious from the power design and some of the things we've been reading that the GTX 590 is NOT AN OVERCLOCKING CARD.

I know early adopters will be disappointed, but by now potential buyers should be aware that they really shouldn't overvolt this card.
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Wait, don't these cards run just fine at stock speeds? I think it's obvious from the power design and some of the things we've been reading that the GTX 590 is NOT AN OVERCLOCKING CARD.

I know early adopters will be disappointed, but by now potential buyers should be aware that they really shouldn't overvolt this card.
Weird how reviewers call this card a benchmarking card, since its 700 USD+

And Nvidia cant hold its fastest card in the world title.
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post #16 of 70
The only problem nvidia has is all the trolls making a huge deal out of these and idiots faking cards dying.

The cards run fine at stock people, they even overclock some. But you could potentially kill them if you go too far on your voltage.

All that will come out of these is that the bios will basically lock the card so there won't be any overclocking headroom at all. Thanks to all of you complaining that didn't even buy the card. As long as the card runs fine @ stock nvidia has nothing to worry about really.
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post #17 of 70
I wouldn't say 'ticking time bomb,' but it looks like Nvidia is having to gimp this card pretty seriously in order for it to even function under its intended design specs.
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post #18 of 70
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Interesting if the GTX 590 was supposed to be lower clocked but Nvidia overclocked these cards to compete against the 6990.
Exactly. It was done only to get better benchmarks against the 6990. That's all. They crank the clock to much to compete with it. The mega powerful marketing department.

Now, after the ''reviews'' are out for the 590, they will lower the clock more, hardlock voltage, OCP even in game, driver limiters...

Now that they had the ''good'' reviews saying that it's ''almost at the 6990 level''... It was a really bad trick for us consumers. I hope it's not sign of a new way of doing things for the future... Really nasty trick.

BIOS + drivers for reviewers to get better benchmarks, then another BIOS + drivers for consumers with the lower clock and performance it was SUPPOSED to have...

Nvidia should have done like AMD with the 6990 and put a BIOS switch on the 590, or 2 BIOS. Genious idea from AMD. At least they are honest, with an OC BIOS on the card.

After all those reviews for the 590 are out, we get the ''oups we are sorry, we will fix this now''. Yes, what ever...
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post #19 of 70
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Exactly. It was done only to get better benchmarks against the 6990. That's all. And it's really bad.

Now, after the ''reviews'' are out for the 590, they will lower the clock more, hardlock voltage, OCP even in game, driver limiters...

Now that they had the ''good'' reviews saying that it's ''almost at the 6990 level''... It was a really bad trick for us consumers. I hope it's not sign of a new way of doing things for the future... Really nasty trick.

BIOS + drivers for reviewers to get better benchmark, then another BIOS+ drivers for consumers...

Nvidia should have done like AMD with the 6990 and put a BIOS switch on the 590, or 2 BIOS. Genious idea from AMD. At least they are honest, with an OC BIOS on the card.
You got proof?

What most likely will happen is that Nvidia will not allow voltage increase then no one can say their card is dying even if it's just a stunt
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The only problem nvidia has is all the trolls making a huge deal out of these and idiots faking cards dying.
Are you really calling everyone that has had a problem with a 590 burning up a liars, idiots and trolls? ? or are you just talking out of your nether parts?
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