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Give it a chance, plus you have the best warranty in the business.
I will give it a chance unless a recall occurs over the weekend, lol.

I swapped my 480s for a 590 cause it made sense to me; i currently only have one 1920x1200 monitor, but i wanted less heat, power consumption and noise and this seemed to fit those needs.

I don't mind running this at stock given my setup, but it's always good knowing i can OC if needed and that my card will function at stock, but it's looking like that might not be the case with the 590.
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I will give it a chance unless a recall occurs over the weekend, lol.

I swapped my 480s for a 590 cause it made sense to me; i currently only have one 1920x1200 monitor, but i wanted less heat, power consumption and noise and this seemed to fit those needs.

I don't mind running this at stock given my setup, but it's always good knowing i can OC if needed and that my card will function at stock, but it's looking like that might not be the case with the 590.
What made you want to switch from the 480s?
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What made you want to switch from the 480s?
He clearly stated that...
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I will give it a chance unless a recall occurs over the weekend, lol.

I swapped my 480s for a 590 cause it made sense to me; i currently only have one 1920x1200 monitor, but i wanted less heat, power consumption and noise and this seemed to fit those needs.

I don't mind running this at stock given my setup, but it's always good knowing i can OC if needed and that my card will function at stock, but it's looking like that might not be the case with the 590.
I was in the same boat, I just opened mine about an hour or so ago.

Noticed that the supposed EVGA that burn up posted in about every forum is infact an ASUS card.

Like grunion said, we have the warranty for it.

EVGA:


ASUS:


Picture claimed to be an EVGA card.



You can see from the information above that people are purposely targeting it to make it look bad. I have been shown that picture at least a dozen times in the last 3 days... or perhaps a little lost in translation since they are being reported from the four corners.

I get what everyone is saying about the Phase/VRM, and agree that it should be much stronger. However, the fact that the design is actually flawed and guaranteed to kill cards or it is working as it should be is still up for the debate in my book.

The fact that some of you are very intelligent, respected, and very experienced "old-timers" all sound very anti-GTX590. You all have put serious doubts on whether I should keep mine, but I am still not entirely convinced of this being a terrible card.

Many of you are very biased. I mean you are all perfectly are allowed to be, I just would have expected many of you to give it some time and patience to see how this card really performs in real world situations. The overclocking headroom is only one aspect of a video card. If the card dies at stock voltages and speeds, then we are having grounds for declaring the card a serious failure.
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He clearly stated that...
Heh, just saw that. It was all in the same sentence too. xD
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Heh, just saw that. It was all in the same sentence too. xD
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I was in the same boat, I just opened mine about an hour or so ago.

Noticed that the supposed EVGA that burn up posted in about every forum is infact an ASUS card.

Like grunion said, we have the warranty for it.

EVGA:


ASUS:


Picture claimed to be an EVGA card.
There has been an update to that.
He claims they are OEM cards provided by EVGA, also the EVGA product manager popped into that thread asking him to contact EVGA.
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I will give it a chance unless a recall occurs over the weekend, lol.

I swapped my 480s for a 590 cause it made sense to me; i currently only have one 1920x1200 monitor, but i wanted less heat, power consumption and noise and this seemed to fit those needs.

I don't mind running this at stock given my setup, but it's always good knowing i can OC if needed and that my card will function at stock, but it's looking like that might not be the case with the 590.
I HIGHLY doubt there will ever be a recall unless someone's house burns down from this and Nvidia gets slammed with a multi million dollar lawsuit. Companies will generally avoid recalls until they are pretty much forced to do so.

That being said, I got mine yesterday and I'll keep it. As it is mine's watercooled and I haven't heard of a watercooled card going yet. If it does fry, I'm sure it will be easy to get the warranty taken care of given all the talk of these things going up in smoke
    
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There has been an update to that.
He claims they are OEM cards provided by EVGA, also the EVGA product manager popped into that thread asking him to contact EVGA.
Oh nice, I would like to read more, do you have a link or know which forums?
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Oh nice, I would like to read more, do you have a link or know which forums?

XS 590 reviews thread.
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