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Originally Posted by Pedros View Post
Xnine... of course there is ... there are benches where the 590 wins ... so ... i don't really understand your statement ...
That's fine and dandy as long as your 590 doesn't burn out on you, which seems to be a major issue with these cards. Who the hell wants a card that will fry itself on such a minor adjustment, let alone at stock?
post #32 of 224
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That's fine and dandy as long as your 590 doesn't burn out on you, which seems to be a major issue with these cards. Who the hell wants a card that will fry itself on such a minor adjustment, let alone at stock?
how many cards have actually been proven to blow? max of 10? out of what? 10 000?
 
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post #33 of 224
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how many cards have actually been proven to blow? max of 10? out of what? 10 000?
Proven I would say less than 10.

Well lets just say. Nvidia did not see the need for a Bios update. Asus on the other hand allowed up to 1.2v on their cards it seems so they released a new Bios.
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Is this their "solution" to the problem or is this just a stopgap until a new revision GTX 590 with better VRM's comes out?
How would it be a stopgap? They're not going to replace VRMs on current models for free. It can only be a permanent solution, that or completely reject any OCed GTX 590s from RMA
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SO basically the box of asus/msi card is a lie now .
Asus up tp 50%/30% respectively. Well "up to" still makes it legit . Waiting for non-ref card from both sides. Though 6990 is the "better" option out of both.
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It is all well and good that the 590 won't blow up anymore due to the locked voltage but it sucks to have an enthusiast card that will barely overclock and that you can't tinker with. Messing with hardware is part of the fun -- meaning that for a lot of us on this forum the card would be no fun to own.
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how many cards have actually been proven to blow? max of 10? out of what? 10 000?
Do you think we got to know of every single blown GTX590? TechReport mentions the card blowing up in the sweclockers video is actualy the second card they got after blowing the first. I also heard the polish Asus distributer got 3 dead cards back, we only officialy heard of the pclab.pl one... all rumours, most likely not true, but shows there could be more of them... apparently enough for nVidia to act.

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Well lets just say. Nvidia did not see the need for a Bios update.
Indeed, caping the voltage in the drivers was enough.
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Proven I would say less than 10.

Well lets just say. Nvidia did not see the need for a Bios update. Asus on the other hand allowed up to 1.2v on their cards it seems so they released a new Bios.
I don't think Nvidia would have such a large reaction, especially so quickly over just 10 blown cards. Hell, that's a low failure rate out of 10,000 cards. How many people have actually contacted NVidia regarding their own card failing? That's what we would need to know.
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Wow, what a failure on Nvidias part. They did great with the gtx580 and screwed it all up on the gtx590. I love Nvidia but would definitely not by a reference gtx590. Hopefully ASUS and MSI comes through with some good non-ref designs.
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