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post #71 of 207
So, any list or reports of 590s dying at stock? I wanna see this and try to get a good number are failing.

I sense a recall soon.
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post #72 of 207
The 295 was a 275/285 hybrid, had the bus width of the 275, full shader compliment of the 200b with a 50mhz underclock.

But the rev 1 295 was a true enthusiasts card, 30% overclock on air was common, and you didn't have worry about it popping.

Then NV went on a cost cutting mission, not for us, for them.
Single pcb, no voltage control, yet cost the same as the rev 1.

Compared to the GTX295, especially the rev 1 card, this dual gpu iteration is a massive step down on the part of NV.

It's like NV didn't think enthusiasts would try to enthusiastically overclock the 590

They should have at least had these hard/software checks in place before the card went retail.
Then all of this could have been avoided, but I think in this case they were going for numbers.
They didn't want the card to throttle during reviews, so they didn't throttle the card as aggressively as they should have.
Which in hindsight they surely regret.
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I see a bunch of words in the article, but not a lot of proof.

Just saying...
Exactly. Can someone also point me to a source that confirms that the GTX 295 is based on 2 GTX 285s
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They can just make a revision 2, or recall it.

Most likely just make a revsion 2 of the card with extra features to justify it
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It's like NV didn't think enthusiasts would try to enthusiastically overclock the 590
This is sig worthy!

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They didn't want the card to throttle during reviews, so they didn't throttle the card as aggressively as they should have.
Which in hindsight they surely regret.
Exactly. Nvidia were simply panicking since the 6990 was faster then predicted. So they rushed the end product and sent 590s to reviewers with ''mild'' throttling only, to be able to compete in benchmarks, but it ''back-fired'' (sorry... but pun intended!) at them.

Like alot of people have said. It's a clear case of a marketing department having the last word over an engineering department. That's all.

''Yes... but... we are quieter and cuter!''.
    
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What an amature mistake...
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the 590 might just go down as the worst card ever created. :/
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I really have a decision to make when my 590 lands on my doorstep next week.

I guess I have the weekend to continue to monitor this...but if the 590 is a risk even at stock, this is getting shipped right back to EVGA for a refund.
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I really have a decision to make when my 590 lands on my doorstep next week.

I guess I have the weekend to continue to monitor this...but if the 590 is a risk even at stock, this is getting shipped right back to EVGA for a refund.
Give it a chance, plus you have the best warranty in the business.
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I really have a decision to make when my 590 lands on my doorstep next week.

I guess I have the weekend to continue to monitor this...but if the 590 is a risk even at stock, this is getting shipped right back to EVGA for a refund.
With such a high failure rate, I wouldn't blame ya. If anything, your card could die within a year or so. If the VRMs are this bad, I can't see them lasting long.
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