Several RTX 3080 users have already been reporting crashes to the desktop computers while video gaming on the newly-acquired graphics cards. The reviews possess surged in various hardware conversation venues (ComputerBase, LinusTechTips, NVIDIA, Tom’s Equipment, Tweakers, and Reddit), and appearance to become unlinked to any specific RTX 3080 vendor (ZOTAC, MSI, EVGA, and NVIDIA Founders Edition graphics cards are mentioned).
Evidently, this crash to desktop happens after the RTX 3080’s Boost clock exceeds 2.0 GHz. A number of causes could possibly be sophisticated for these problems: deficient power shipping, GPU heat failsafe, or even an easy driver-level issue (though that certainly appears to be the least likely). Nor NVIDIA nor some of its AIB companions have discussed this problem, and evaluation outlets didn’t point out this happening – most likely because it in no way did, at the very least on samples delivered to reviewers. For the present time, it appears that manually downclocking the images card by 50-100 MHz is actually a temporary repair for the problem while it’s becoming troubleshot. An unlucky chance of occasions for customers of NVIDIA’s most recent and finest, but certainly it’s easier to face an extremely slight performance reduction in exchange for program stability.