Originally Posted by Viral
Oh crap, so this is real then? If you have the wrong drivers the card will burn? I wonder how performance is effected with the new drivers?
Performance isn't affected by the new drivers.
NVIDIA drivers have four possible speeds the GPU runs at based on load, it's part of their power management design. So if you run Quake 1 the GPUs on a 590 will run slower than if you run Crysis by default.
However, you can select full speed always while gaming in the CP under the Power Management category under 3d Settings by deselecting "adaptive".
This is why some people have reported they think the card is throttling to lower levels.
If you think card performance is affected by drivers, shouldn't you link to a reputable review site that says it is rather than post unsubstantiated FUD?