Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    31,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2,010 times in 714 posts

    Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

    We give the Gigabyte card some overclocking love.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    30,542
    Thanks
    1,742
    Thanked
    3,228 times in 2,600 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra
      • CPU:
      • Intel i9 9900k
      • Memory:
      • 32GB DDR4 3200 CL16
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 970Evo+ NVMe
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2721DGF
      • Internet:
      • rubbish

    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

    With all the talk about 590 SLI certified motherboards, was I the only one hoping for some 590 SLI love in this article?

  3. #3
    Team HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,385
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked
    381 times in 211 posts

    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    With all the talk about 590 SLI certified motherboards, was I the only one hoping for some 590 SLI love in this article?
    Rampage 3 Extreme and SLI love is incoming.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,567
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    179 times in 134 posts

    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

    did you run into any throttling issues? and *gulp* any tinkering with the voltage? does the sliders have the potential to go above 1.05?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    510
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    45 times in 34 posts
    • Roobubba's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P55 GD60
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 860 @ 3.58GHz (Megahalems + Apache)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Patriot Viper DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 80GB Intel X25-M + bunch of HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 5870 + Earplugs.
      • PSU:
      • TAGAN 800W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li V1110 (bit disappointing)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 24" LCD (TN)
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20MBit

    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

    It's 'Toe the line', not 'Tow the line' on your final page.

    Looks as though AMD have squarely won this challenge - it would seem to me that for those with more cash than sense, the fastest card out of the box is the one that imparts the most bragging rights. Anyone overclocking the bejesus out of their over-priced card to make it run almost as well as the competitor solution at a far greater power draw and heat level is probably missing the point of dropping so much cash in the first place. Of course, anyone who cares more about the performance will go for a bona fide dual card solution and resolve the heat and power issues themselves.

    I'm no fanboy, don't get me wrong, but all the graphs bar one so far seem to indicate that AMD have emerged victorious this time.

    Still, as a consumer, it's good to see some competitiveness at most levels of the graphics card market, and pushing the 590s to approximately the same level as the 6990/6990OC can only be a good thing to keep the market on its toes!

  6. Received thanks from:

    Tarinder (29-03-2011)

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    400
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked
    13 times in 12 posts
    • EzyRyder's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP-35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 @ 3.1Ghz + Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme (with AS5)
      • Memory:
      • 4GB OCZ ReaperHZ PC2-8000 5-5-5-15
      • Storage:
      • OCZ Vertex 2E 60GB + 500GB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte 460 GTX 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 480-U1
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC7 Plus
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (rev 04) + Dell SoundBar AS501
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 10MB

    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

    From another forum....

    Well, it had to happen to someone here and it finally has.

    Zotac GTX 590 *** AT DEFAULT VOLTAGE ***

    BANG!!!!!

    I'm so F*****G P****D at this moment I could scream. I bought it from another site on the day of release. It turned up Saturday, so by that time I'd seen and read the whole fiasco on the web with the cards dying... so naturally I said to myself, "Don't be an idiot, give it a few days before you try clocking it."
    Well it's now Monday night and while running 3dMark11 an hour ago I noticed it got really quiet... I leapt for the psu cable. But no. Crack! Poof! Stinking smoke!

    I really thought my whole system was gone, the flash was that bright. Thankfully no, I stuck in an old 8800gtx I had and everything booted fine. But the GTX590 is toast, part of the pcb has melted around what looked like a small group of resistors in the lower middle of the card, which have blown, and there's a scorch mark on the other side of the card coming out from under the cooler shroud down to the pci-e fingers.

    Believe me the RMA email I've just sent off to E***er was less than gentlemanly. That scared the ever loving c**p out of me. How the hell did Nvidia think they could ship these cards in this state!

    PS. Before anyone asks, I dont have a camera, and I've already stuck the bloody thing back in its box for when I get my RMA number tomorrow. Good Riddance!!!


    Lets just wait for another nVidia market recall, erh... may be they will just roll out a v2 and replace all those v1 models.

    What a cheap experiment for nVidia. LOL

  8. #7
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    35,091
    Thanks
    3,069
    Thanked
    3,092 times in 1,891 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1050
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy

    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

    Tool Box and a Mouse



    Genius sheer Genius !

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  9. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,567
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    179 times in 134 posts

    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist


  10. #9
    I'm Very Important
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,915
    Thanks
    318
    Thanked
    359 times in 317 posts
    • Domestic_Ginger's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
      • CPU:
      • Phenom II X2 550
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR2
      • Storage:
      • F3 500gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 5850
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 550vx
      • Case:
      • NZXT beta evo
      • Operating System:
      • W7
      • Monitor(s):
      • G2222HDL

    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

    Got to give gigabyte some love for having an RMA centre in Milton Keynes (because its in the UK; not because its MK). If I'm not mistaken that must be one of the few companies that do now.

    At least if this one goes poof you get the excellent local service coupled with their helpful forums.

  11. #10
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    30,542
    Thanks
    1,742
    Thanked
    3,228 times in 2,600 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra
      • CPU:
      • Intel i9 9900k
      • Memory:
      • 32GB DDR4 3200 CL16
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 970Evo+ NVMe
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2721DGF
      • Internet:
      • rubbish

    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review, with a twist

    Quote Originally Posted by HalloweenJack View Post
    I like the heat warning sticker

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-03-2011, 06:00 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-02-2011, 09:54 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-09-2010, 06:00 AM
  4. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 27-07-2010, 12:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •