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Originally Posted by DarthShader View Post
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.
yes I know. Of course there are more cards that have burnt. But we also have to remember that not all the failing cards are blowing up. there are lots of DOA cards etc.

And only 3 dead asus cards in Poland... Poland has 8 times the population of Finland and we got ~ 100 cards at first. Or something close to that at least.
 
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post #42 of 224
They probably got an influx of RMA's or reports of cards that died from voltage increases.
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post #43 of 224
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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.
Is not a reaction to people posting on forums about their card blowing up is the reaction to having reviewers blowing up their cards. That actually has a way bigger impact.

However people made such a huge deal, tech sites also made a huge deal about cards blowing up, even though there wasn't proof that say more than a few in fact blew up. So nvidia had to do something and what better than to not allow voltage tweaking. They know the extra voltage is what caused it.

Who knows, maybe when this is all forgotten, they will allow some minor voltage tweaking
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post #44 of 224
Hahahahaha. How about you actually design a decent card next time, Nvidia?

No overclock (especially with such pitiful stock clocks) = no purchase.
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post #45 of 224
Engineering capped at 36amps 12v: 432w Due to the PCIe connectors. Those yellow wires are only rated at 6amps each, if you burn one out you burn...

WHY we're still using a 1978 technology, idk.
post #46 of 224
It's a shame. I love Nvidia but I surely move over to the reds next upgrade. First the 570 and now 590. Damn, bad move by the green team.
Here I come 7000-series.
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I bet Nvidia had wished they did not bother with dual gpu this round. 6990 owns them.
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Just more reason for Nvidia to release a 595. The 590 refresh. Give it a little while I'm sure it will come. Fixes all the 590's problems, and hey it's faster than a 6990.....

And then slap like a $800 price tag on it, kick everyone in the gonads that bought the 590, and call it king.
    
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post #49 of 224
The point everyone is missing is that the average customer is not going to over clock. Nvidia has upset a small amount of the people that will be buying this card. I have many friends who buy high end hardware and do it over clock it at all. Then I have very few friends who push a huge over clock.the fact of the matter is these cards do not fry at stock but when you push a huge over clock and voltage they can kill themselves. This is a bummer for over clockers like me but we always have the choice to get a 6990 or 2 single cards if we want the best. Nvidia flubed up but the card is not faulty.
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I'm just hopping MSI really has a GTX 590 that can run 840Mhz stable
Sadly I don't think MSI will be releasing a 590 in the US. I know they got one, but I think it's for Asia only.
    
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