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Originally Posted by xd_1771;13015775 
This is fail for the reason that non-reference cards WILL come out with better and more capable VRM designs and they will be forced unto the same limit also
I rather make this a video BIOS limitation

For the sake of reference GTX 590s, they are right, you should never OC or overvolt any reference GTX 590.

I will suggest that you will see VERY FEW if any non-NVTTM cards in this SKU.
post #72 of 224
I think it's been established that anyone who wants $1000+ worth of performance/performance equal to that of OC'd 580s in SLI from a $700 card will not find it in this card.

Aside from that, and not beating the 6990 (which is a great card), I am failing to see why this card's shortcomings are being blown way out of proportion. Did we expect to just see the 6990 fail so hard that it would get swallowed up whole by the 590, or did people just expect THAT much from this card that expectations were perhaps a bit unrealistic given the card's design?

I for one am happy with mine, coming from a pair of 480s...it was a great upgrade. Not quite highly OC'd 580s in SLI, but I also saved $300.
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IMO, this means that the 6990 triumphs the 590 - no debating now. So lame that they did this.
 
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post #74 of 224
Hopefully, this means that nVidia will do a respin and do a 595. But then again, that's highly unlikely.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JeremiahTheBullfrog;13015462 
Called it.



More aggressive cooling on the GPU's will only account for a very, very small percentage in headroom gained by the VRM's. It's not that the VRM's capacities have changed as opposed to the GPU's needing less power for the frequencies being requested of it. Extremely aggressive cooling will start tampering with capacitance, and other electrical properties of the GPU's and components on the PCB. However, the problems lie with the VRM's here and not the cooling on the GPU's.

Man they should beef up them VRMs if this is the case.
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Quote:
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Usually newer drivers bring performance INCREASES.

how would nvidia do this
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Don't worry, just never update drivers.
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GTX550, GTX570, GTX590.. Triple fail combo by Nvidia.. doh.gif
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Upgrade to Nvidia.
    
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^;13019477 
GTX550, GTX570, GTX590.. Triple fail combo by Nvidia.. doh.gif

what is wrong with 550
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