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Wednesday, 30 March 2011 07:34

Geforce GTX 590 launches with few thousand units

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Limited numbers, US sold out
Sources told Fudzilla that GTX 590 did not launch in tens of thousands units, the numbers were much more modest. Europe got a few thousand cards which is not that great volume for a 501 million people market in the European Union, where quite a few people can afford expensive things such as GTX 5x0 cards and x is 7 or higher.

A quick check at newegg, tiggerdirect and best buy reveals that there are no any GTX 590 cards available in the US market at the moment, but we found plenty of cards in the EU, especially DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) German speaking countries. Not many people dared to overclock either which is kind of a surprise to us. Asus did a great 3MHz overclock, EVGA did it 630 MHz clock while Point of View’s TGT did 668MHz as well as an impressive 691MHz.

Nvidia just adjusted EU prices as you can find some GTX 590 cards for as low as 603 euro and we just got some information that Nvidia offered some rebates in order to support the price drop. This might be the confirmation that Nvidia simply overdid the price, at least in Europe.


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-9 #1 robert3892 2011-03-30 09:04
Rumors have it that more shipments are on the way soon. The EVGA classified GTX 590 models have all sold out though which means that if you market the product well enough it will sell.
 
 
+19 #2 function69 2011-03-30 09:14
I like Nvidia and I love my GTX580, but who in the right mind would buy a GTX590?
 
 
-22 #3 robert3892 2011-03-30 09:24
Quoting function69:
I like Nvidia and I love my GTX580, but who in the right mind would buy a GTX590?


GTX 590 purchasers are those who want the fastest and best performance or alternatively those who are using the folding@home program to help Stanford university. Surround 3D would also benefit from such a card. Remember that a GTX 590 can handle three monitors
 
 
+21 #4 function69 2011-03-30 10:50
Quoting robert3892:
Quoting function69:
I like Nvidia and I love my GTX580, but who in the right mind would buy a GTX590?


GTX 590 purchasers are those who want the fastest and best performance or alternatively those who are using the folding@home program to help Stanford university. Surround 3D would also benefit from such a card. Remember that a GTX 590 can handle three monitors


I hate to admit this, but there are better SLI options to GTX590, not to mention HD 6990. GTX590 is pretty much a fail.
 
 
+8 #5 Boomstick777 2011-03-30 10:52
Quoting robert3892:
Rumors have it that more shipments are on the way soon. The EVGA classified GTX 590 models have all sold out though which means that if you market the product well enough it will sell.


they didn't sell out they all exploded? And good marketing you say hmmm, priced higher than HD 6990 but less performance and explodes if you up the clocks or change the volts. Yeah they nailed the marketing on that one haha

Hitler reacts to GTX 590

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFqxn804Vmk
 
 
-12 #6 robert3892 2011-03-30 11:05
Quoting Boomstick777:
Quoting robert3892:
Rumors have it that more shipments are on the way soon. The EVGA classified GTX 590 models have all sold out though which means that if you market the product well enough it will sell.


they didn't sell out they all exploded? And good marketing you say hmmm, priced higher than HD 6990 but less performance and explodes if you up the clocks or change the volts. Yeah they nailed the marketing on that one haha


The GTX590 that exploded was due overvolting which is already dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. Less performance depends on the game involved. If you want an HD6990 that sounds like an jet aircraft taking off when under load go ahead and buy it.
 
 
+10 #7 Boomstick777 2011-03-30 11:28
Quoting robert3892:
The GTX590 that exploded was due overvolting If you want an HD6990 that sounds like an jet aircraft taking off when under load go ahead and buy it.


That isn't true at least 10 GTX 590's expolded during being reviewed.

More GTX 590's have exploded at stock volts. The card has only just been released! Expect more failure reports.

As for the HD 6990 being loud, this is just an Nvidia fanboy comment as there flagship card is such an epic failure they got nothing else to say so they go oooh but the HD 6990 makes a noise..

What enthusiast cares about a fan blowing, People who actually have £500 to spend on a card want performance not a card that melts..
 
 
+6 #8 Boomstick777 2011-03-30 11:30
Quoting robert3892:
The GTX590 that exploded was due overvolting which is already dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. Less performance depends on the game involved. If you want an HD6990 that sounds like an jet aircraft taking off when under load go ahead and buy it.


Educate yourself, read below for just a few examples of the GTX 590 melting..

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2011/03/25/geforce-gtx-590s-can-explode/1
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18256566&page=3 Read about about half way down the page and follow the thread..
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_590/27.html
 
 
+11 #9 Boomstick777 2011-03-30 11:32
The melting problem can happen at stock volts, overclocked, or higher volts, not overclocked. They even blaim it on drivers! Nvidia should not be selling these..
 
 
-13 #10 robert3892 2011-03-30 11:38
Please read this from NVIDIA's FAQs:

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nvidia.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2947

Even Fudzilla's says in their review of the Gainward GTX 590 that the performance difference between the Gainward GTX 590 the HD 6990 are drivers

The HD 6990 is longer and louder than the GTX 590. Yes it is cheaper but several dealers are bringing the price of the GTX 590 down further
 

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