Attention all EVGA 015-P3-1582 users!
It has come to our attention that EVGA’s latest GeForce 580 GTX graphics card with P/N: 015-P3-1582 also appear to have no IHS on the GPU core.
Because both old (GPUs featuring IHS) and new (GPUs featuring no IHS; only protective shim around the core) cards share the same product number there is no way to tell which card one has. One needs to remove the original HSF (heatsink fan) assembly and visually inspect the circuit board.
Please do not make any purchase of either EK-FC580 GTX+ series nor EK-FC580 GTX DirectGPU series water block prior to visual confirmation of each EVGA graphics card. Currently known affected models are:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
– Your EK Team