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*The GTX590 Club*

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by GJ02, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. GJ02


    Joined: Nov 30, 2007

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    So, who got one ?
    Pics and User thoughts
  2. easyrider


    Joined: Dec 24, 2005

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    Location: Autonomy


    I don't think many will admit to spending 600+ on a GPU thats slower than a 6990 for 100 less :D

    I know I wouldn't.

    There is really no need at all to buy this GPU at current pricing.
  3. straxusii


    Joined: May 18, 2003

    Posts: 4,883

    I think sweclockers had 2
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  4. An Exception


    Joined: Aug 8, 2010

    Posts: 6,427

    Location: Oxfordshire

    No need to buy it at any price until Nvidia fix it...


    "SweClockers Service argues that the problems with overclocking is not using drivers 267.71 and 267.84, although tested by us, a copy of ASUS 'fell' just by using the version 267.71."


    This is looking more and more like a hardware issue, that Nvidia is trying to fix via software, which is failing. Even if they did achieve a software fix, there still and inherent liability of cards failing on mass should Nvidia ever mess up their drivers again.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2011
  5. dannycivic02


    Joined: Jan 16, 2011

    Posts: 477

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Wow this club is quiet lol :D
  6. Mr Paul


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

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    Location: Reading UK

  7. DefiantAsh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 1, 2010

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    Location: my Chair

    Ouch, so nvidia buggered up their latest card :D its going to cost them, especially as they agree competing with ati :)
  8. bru


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

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    Location: kent

    certainly quieter than the 6990 club for sure......:p::D:p
  9. danzhang16


    Joined: Dec 29, 2010

    Posts: 270

    What is the problem that the GTX 590 has?
  10. drunkenmaster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 32,890

    It is surprising no ones popped up with a "woo, look at my benchmarks" thread with one yet, really no matter how poor value a card is SOMEONE normally buys one. Even Nvidia fans aren't getting on board. Though, I don't recall, has anyone on these forums owned up to spending something like £1000 on one of those ridiculous Asus Ares cards, there is a limit it seems.

    I think for AMD/Nvidia its also largely down to the timing of the cards, released 3 months ago they'd be far more interesting, but most of the people that REALLY want that level of power would have gone sli/xfire a couple months ago. Thats where the 4870x2 did so well as it was released almost straight away, mostly the same for the 5970 though less good value. These two cards are less good value, more problematic(heat, noise, blowing up) and really late.

    I mean a 4870x2 got a good 14 months or so before the 5870 launched, the 5970 had around a year, these cards will have 6 months, maybe 7, so in those terms its less good value as they will be the best cards around for a lot less long, and due to price they'll also depreciate much worse when it comes to selling on.
  11. subbytna


    Joined: Oct 22, 2008

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    Location: Belfast

    £100 more expensive than the 6990
    The performance is similar to the 6990
    No overclocking room on the card
  12. zia


    Joined: Jan 29, 2007

    Posts: 590

    Well someone has been buying them there were like 10 asus gtx 590s and they are all gone.

  13. Omega


    Joined: Dec 27, 2002

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    Location: UK

    Yet no one will admit to it :D
  14. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,073

    This tbh. Certainly not a cool club to be in. I know which I would choose if I were upgrading to this generation.
  15. FallshirmjAEger


    Joined: Dec 8, 2010

    Posts: 488

    Location: Leicester, England

    A GTX 480? Seriously, the prices are making me cringe when I see how low they've gone :eek:
  16. An Exception


    Joined: Aug 8, 2010

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    You missed a bit off the last point.
  17. bl4ckdr4g0n


    Joined: Nov 6, 2010

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    Location: Scotland

    does anyone actually own one of these yet?!
  18. bru


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

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    from what i have read the no overclocking point doesn't seem to be correct, they seem to be overclocking just fine.

    the cards going bang, doesn't seem to be connected to overclocking at all. now whether it is just the supplied driver or a batch of faulty cards I don't know but it certainly doesn't seem to be connected to overclocking, because as ejiz joking said it has happened at stock as well.
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  19. Gerard


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    Location: Ireland

    Likes to commit Hari Kari at random.
  20. An Exception


    Joined: Aug 8, 2010

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    @ Bru
    Although a 590 doesn't have to overclocked to fail, it does seem that overclocking it, makes it 'Pop' that much sooner.

    Besides we can't say it isn't a good 'Bang for Buck' card! :p