NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 instability followed to capacitors
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- September 28, 2020
The GeForce RTX 3080 was relied upon to be NVIDIA’s latest and greatest customer graphics card to such an extent that it was immediately grabbed up by bots when it launched. The purchasers who rushed to get one, in any case, may now be regretting their haste. Reports about the card slamming under different conditions and heavy loads are flooding the Internet and a few tech specialists and one graphics card producer have said something what could be the reason for this unfortunate mystery.
Like any bit of electronics, graphics cards use capacitors and a cluster of them are really employed to manage the voltage that goes through the card. At the point when the capacitors fail to appropriately filter high-frequency trash, graphics cards will in general get unstable and crash. That is presumably why the common denominator among the reports is boosting the GPU clock to 2 GHz or higher.
igor’s LAB explored a few RTX 3080 cards as well as NVIDIA’s specifications and theorized that the sort and mix of capacitors used for this reason might be the reason for instability. NVIDIA’s specification considers two kinds of capacitors to be used, large-area and less expensive POSCAPs and smaller and more costly MLCCs. Obviously, various makers, including NVIDIA, used various combinations of those.
The most unstable combination is no combination at all, using POSCAPs for each of the six capacitor “slots”. Indeed, even one slot using MLCCs, which need to amass 10 out of a pack, would be sufficient to settle the card as on account of a MSI Gaming X Trio. NVIDIA’s own Founders Edition card used two blocks however the best of all is most likely ASUS’ TUF RTX 3080 which uses only MLCCs.
The examination not the slightest bit discounts POSCAPs totally, simply that may not be adequate all alone to deal with the GeForce RTX 3080’s higher loads. Tragically, since these issues are in the deepest levels of hardware, the individuals who previously purchased influenced cards have essentially no response except for to secure their cards to lower, more stable clock rates.