Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Mar 22, 2011.
It appears to me that nVidia could have blown AMD away with this offering, but (for one reason or another - academic at the least now) did not, or chose not to.
For us Aussies, there's no viable or logical reason to go the nVidia way, when AMD can blow nVidia out of the water with a simple flick of the switch, aside from the usual OC capabilities on either side of the camps.
An extra $200 for .. well, for what?
ahhh gotta love the smell of burned pcb in the morning, great review w1z as always
Good call XD
those are really just the people viewing the comments thread in the forums, the number of people reading the review on the website is much higher than that
yep definitely did not. only thing it blew away were the mosfets
You, sir, are doing an awesome job then
But it happened when overvolting. So I mean it's not like every card in the world will spontanously blow up.
4% isn't really a figure to boast of, especially when we are talking 116fps and 120fps...
Exactllyyyy. If a game does demand more, just OC it to HD5870 clocks and wallah, playable(more than that) frame rates again. I see no reason to upgrade myself. Thats why my card either changes if it dies(under warranty, then RMA) or when the HD7000 series shows up(28nm juice)
True, but by how much?
If you wish to compare, pound-for-pound, would you trust your hard-earned investment, in a card that's already touching borderline by default *without* beating the opponent hands-down?
They have a safety feature that didn't work. That was the point, how it happened is inconsequential. It's like saying that an airbag not working for a car running at 200mph is not an issue because it happened at 200mph, and not all cars reach 200mph.
The card fried
After reading the review, IMO it seems this card wasn't ready to be released. If the power limiting system isn't reliable at launch, even tho in W1z's review Nvidia states it " NVIDIA promises that their power capping will avoid such conditions by constantly monitoring the card's power draw and reducing clocks if necessary - in all applications" , then this should not have been released yet. They should have worried less about getting the card out the door and more about providing a stable, COMPLETE, and fully working driver.
lol so it blew as soon as power limiter was disabled(oh it was still enabled), . . . . :/ give it a proper burrial
nice card but if they all die soon as you try to volt mod, then its not for me.
to bad it blew up. its been a while since we have seen a card that pops so easily. even the 480's didnt burn that fast. I would have spent more made the card longer and added better vrm circutry because they obviously skimped on that
It blew even with power limiter enabled.
check this video out
I guess w1z isn't the only one.
Fanboyism AKA brand loyalty
hmm, did you do that wiz
PS I edited it fast huh
Kind of a disappointment really. I was hoping for more from the card, especially at higher resolutions.
Now I hope they get off their asses and design a dual-GF114 card to fill the gap between the GTX580 and GTX590.
As for the card popping, from my understanding, the way nVidia's power limiter works is that it just lowers the clocks when it senses overcurrent. The problem is that it doesn't, AFAIK, lower the voltage at the same time. So it is entirely possible that if the user overvolts the card, that the card will still be in an overcurrent state, even with the lowered clocks. So by overvolting, the limitter becomes useless.
Bwhahahaha it blew up, sry nvidia nice card, but nothing mind blowing...
I think AMD will mark this one in there books as a win
He used 267.71.......
Minimum Power Requirement is 750 Watt's? My God, does this come with an extra Nuclear Plant to Power those 8V Rail's? ...hd6990 is confirmed at 830mhz, meaning only ~ 5% off the hd6970 clocks gtx590 will need to have an at least 10% slower core clock than its single GPU variant, or it blow your fuses or set your PC on fire and hd6970 CF is already faster than gtx580 SLI in the higher res due to the ram advantage (2gb vs 1,5gb) this will be an easy victory for the hd6990
I hope that you are smart enough to accept criticism
Why nobody notice and say the drivers are young and premature ...
You say only when AMD graphics card reviewed. huh ?
The worst review I've ever read for a graphics card with such power and engineers sorry i do not like it at all.
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