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I know people would pay $800 for the card if it didn't have this problem. Why would they do this?
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I take it, this GTX 590 which BTW has stock clocks of 690Mhz won't last long. I expect it to die on 90% of reviews. Weird that it didn't die on this preview

http://www.fudzilla.com/reviews/item...east-previewed
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I take it, this GTX 590 which BTW has stock clocks of 690Mhz won't last long. I expect it to die on 90% of reviews. Weird that it didn't die on this preview

http://www.fudzilla.com/reviews/item...east-previewed
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You’ve heard that a few GTX 590 cards kicked the bucket due to extreme voltages, but you won’t worry about that with TGT’s cards. First of all, GTX 590 Ultra Charged is a factory overclocked graphics card that is covered by warranty and voltages are kept in check. Nvidia launched no less than three new GTX 590 drivers in less than a week, and they come with many improvements in stability and performance
I'm guessing that this individual card has been tested thoroughly before releasing as an OC card
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So anyways, yeah the 590 VRMs suck.
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post #45 of 207
I've said it before, I'll say it again. The GTX 590 is a complete failure, and for the fact that only few MHz bump will cause the card to go boom isn't really attractive. And who knows? These cards might start failing @ stock in months.

The only cons about HD 6990 is the noise, but I'm counting on Asus to fix that tiny problem.
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These guys from lab501 are funny. I read the article in the original language (one of the languages I speak is Romanian) and the guy says that NVIDIA should fire the engineers for designing such poor VRMS. I find it sad that someone can be so narrow minded. An engineer will always want to offer the best he can do but within the budget he is given. Surely there were orders from above to keep this thing cheap and furthermore to get it out as soon as possible.

You cannot blame just one side, NVIDIA failed with the product not the engineers.
 
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I just got off my chat with Newegg and got my RMA #

I'm unsure which one to replace with however. I have to research now if 2 of EVGA's 580 Hydro's would be a suitable replacement although It would put me on Water.

I think If I do this I'll exceed the 590 easily under water but like I said, research... Never again will I buy the first day
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You cannot blame just one side, NVIDIA failed with the product not the engineers.
Yes, this card looks like it was "designed" by the marketing team, not the engineers.
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Yes, this card looks like it was "designed" by the marketing team, not the engineers.
It happens more and more nowadays. In almost every area.
 
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Except they're failing at stock.
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