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EVGA 03G-P3-1596-AR GeForce GTX 590 (Fermi) Classified 3072MB 768-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • GeForce GTX 590 (Fermi)
  • 3072MB GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime

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  • Joseph C.
  • 2/1/2013 7:26:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy

Pros: Handle great when is it working!

Cons: Ever since I had this pc it has worked great and I love the video card, but in the last 4 months I have been having problems with it powering during the (cold) boot process on then I get 1 long and 3 short beeps indicating the video card when confirmed with the manual. Also at times it boots, but no video. I tried asking the company I bought the PC from; cyberpower tech support, but they only replaced the RAM. No change I again asked them for help but they dragged their feet until the 1 year warranty expired by a week. So I ask EVGA for help and I was told, that since I bought the video card from a third party the warranty will not be honored.

Other Thoughts: IF you buy from a third party you are on your own. EVGA will not honor the warranty. I cannot even get them to give me tech advice is in how to solve the problem.

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  • terrance w.
  • 11/23/2012 10:01:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: A power house, handles everything I throw at it with no jittering or tearing

Cons: Gets pretty hot but that's expected. Lots of fans with a fan controller helps.

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  • william a.
  • 3/2/2012 11:22:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggswarranty on box is misleading

Pros: Very nice card when it works. Evga has the best cards I have ever used while they work.

Cons: The warranty department has been very unhelpful after both cards died simultaneously. They have made suggestions as to how to verify the cards are dead, but won't believe me when I follow the suggestions. I've been building computers for the past decade. These cards are toast for me after 3 months.

Other Thoughts: This is too often the experience I have with warranty issues and computer parts.

Manufacturer Response:


I do apologize if you are having issues with your cards. It would be very unusual for 2 identical cards to stop working, at the same time, without another component causing an issue or possibly a power surge. If you would like I can work with you directly on this,

Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager

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  • 2/6/2012 3:39:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest GPU on the market

Pros: Its a monster. Eats anything, and everything you can throw at it.

Cons: The price. You get what you pay for...

Other Thoughts: There's a lack of games on the market right now to really utilize this.

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  • Mario A.
  • 2/5/2012 12:54:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGlorious

Pros: This thing is my pride and joy. It is incredible. I have been able to run the most demanding games on full settings with just one card: Crysis 2, Battlefield 3, just buttery smooth never dropping below 60fps. I cannot say enough good things about this card

Cons: It seems to get a bit hot after extended playing, and handles it well enough but the fans spin up quite a bit and it shoves a lot of air through the back of my box. It takes quite a bit of power, but that's to be expected for a device with this speed.

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  • Robert L.
  • 2/2/2012 5:10:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat GPU not a champ ocer

Pros: 2x 580's in a single card, wish I got it from the egg, ended up getting a GTX 590 Classified HC w/optional air cooler. Runs anything you throw at it. But all in all really impressed with it, first duel gpu card I have owned since my old 3DFX Voodoo 5 5500.

Cons: you really cannot oc these things too high without bumping voltage. Once you start playing with voltage to overclock your playing a game of rush and roulette of maybe frying your card due to its power limitations
Metro 2033 slows it down a bit due to the gpus lower clock setting.

Other Thoughts: Still a great card for those limited on space, or want to make a smaller machine. Have mine in a Sugo case, X58 SLI mATX board, 24gigs Vengeance, x750 seasonic, Ultra Carbon X2 cpu cooler, WD Vraptor 600gb, 1tb Samsung, 23" 120hz alienw 3d display & 3d vision, gpu is water cooled. All that packed into an itty bitty living space.

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  • Timothy H.
  • 1/29/2012 4:25:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThis thing is a Beast!

Pros: - Usual frequent Nvidia updates
- Runs SWTOR on (3) screens at max settings at constant 70+ fps
- Others have complained about WoW having issues, but it has been flawless on my end with surround mode on.

Cons: - Temps...This thing can get up to 85-90 degrees Celsius pretty easily when running games with max settings on multiple screens so ensure you have adequate cooling.
- Nvidia warranty is a HUGE con as they don't warranty the card unless you buy it from somewhere like here on newegg which is near impossible with how seldom it is in stock.

Other Thoughts: My build consists of:
i7-2600k Processor
16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600
240GB OCZ Agility3 SSD
ASUS Maximus IV Exreme
Cooler Master HAF X
Silverstone ST1500 - 1500W
(3) Samsung 46" LED tv's - 7000 Series

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  • Fred L.
  • 1/22/2012 12:46:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsFeels good, man.

Pros: -Very robust.
-Looks great.
-Bakes cookies. (Just kidding... Well, mostly.)

Cons: -It runs hot:

I have my computer in an enclosed cabinet with active vents and fans to reduce the noise level. In addition to monitoring internal case temps I also monitor the ambient temp from within the cabinet itself. Just installing this card and running idle at the windows desktop the ambient temp inside the cabinet is a full 10 degrees F higher than with my previous 9800 GTX. I was expecting higher temps but that much at just idle was a bit of a surprise.

-It runs loud:

The cabinet is enclosed thus limiting the noise but the 590's fan has made a very noticeable change in sound levels.

Other Thoughts: Listing "Price" as a con is a bit silly. I loathe cliches but you truly get what you pay for.

This is definitely a card for the enthusiast's enthusiast. Don't buy this card as just a status symbol. Do your homework.

Hopefully Corsair will pick up where CoolIT left off and create a closed loop cooling solution for the 590.

Sadly, I wasn't able to purchase this card from Newegg.

I gotta laugh whenever I see "Tech level - High" Can you troubleshoot down to the component level and surface mount a bad chip if need be? Didn't think so ;)

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  • Kenneth P.
  • 1/20/2012 7:44:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUnreal Performance

Pros: I primarily use the card for Photoshop and game in Second life. I have three monitors attached. These replaced 2 GTX 470's in sli.

I am amazed at the difference. Even long draw distance with extreme graphic settings are greater than 30 fps. Once I finally figured out the software settings the three panels came to life.

Wonderful performance and runs cool!

Cons: Price.

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  • Frances B.
  • 1/20/2012 9:41:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust Installed...and LOVING It!

Pros: I bought this card for two reasons: BF3 and BF3. I have not been disappointed. The best analogy I can offer is this card is the difference between watching "Platoon" on a VHS (which was BF 3 in all the low settings on my EVGA Knockout 8800 GTS) to the opening scene of "Saving Private Ryan" on BluRay (which is the Classified GTX 590).

I can see chunks of dirt flying, gun detailing, the horizon line (non-map areas), rust on containers - even the blood splatter looks realistic now - not like someone spilled Ragu on a wall.

I also like the housing the card comes in. I'm used to seeing the actual circuit board exposed on video cards. The Classified comes in it's own casing. Very nice.

Installation was a breeze (thanks to a buddy) and updating the card was simple as well (although the CD it came with didn't want to read).

Cons: The only "cons" I noticed so far were that it heats up my CoolerMaster case a little, well, a lot more, than my 8800 GTS, but not to the point where I need fans or anything. So not a big deal there.

And, let's face it, the price is a little steep, but that quickly melts away once gameplay starts. "$800? Feh. I gotta cap this flag!" LOL

Other Thoughts: Important: I had what I thought was a great surge protector, and by rights it still is, however, the Classified card requires at least 700w of power. I also ordered a Rosewill 1000w power supply unit (which is great too). Well, I live in WI so it's darn cold right now so I also had a heater and a lamp (to see my keyboard) plugged into the surge protector as well. After about 10 minutes of play...ZAP! The surge protector had enough. So, make sure if you buy the Classified card and a new PSU that your surge protector can handle the increased wattage.

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