GeForce GTX590 Burns GeForce GTX 590 Goes Up In Smoke

Sweclockers has discovered that when using the supposingly press driver for GeForce GTX 590, the card overheats and burns during a 3DMark11 run at a slightly overclocked and overvolted condition. This certainly got NVIDIA scrambling to come up with a new driver revision just a day before launch. More juicy info included.

Sweclockers has discovered that when using the supposingly press driver for GeForce GTX 590, the card overheats and burns during a 3DMark11 run at a slightly overclocked and overvolted condition. This certainly got NVIDIA scrambling to come up with a new driver revision just a day before launch and issued the following statement according to NGOHQ:
 
"The few press reports on GTX 590 boards dying were caused by overvoltaging to unsafe levels (as high as 1.2V vs. default voltage of 0.91 to 0.96V), and using older drivers that have lower levels of overcurrent protection. Rest assured that GTX 590 operates reliably at default voltages, and our 267.84 launch drivers provide even more additional levels of protection for overclockers.
 
VR-Zone learned that recently, NVIDIA has sent out a cautionary to their partners regarding possible component damage due to high temperature when running Furmark 1.9 as it bypasses the capping detection. The risk increases if the graphics card is overclocked, overvolted or has insufficient cooling around the PWM area. This is something not able to fix through drivers nor it is just applicable to GeForce GTX 590 only but any overclocked/performance cards out there. It seems like an overclocked/overvolted GTX 590 using 267.52 drivers with Furmark 1.9 is almost a road of no return.