Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Syranetic, Sep 17, 2020.
Your linked post seems to confirm it.
Quote from HH
''Also, I read in the forums somewhere that people where wondering if NVIDIA checks AIB PCBs, I can answer that as it has been a policy for many years. The answer to that is yes, all boards are validated by NVIDIA and need to be approved before the manufacturers can mass-produce them.''
It confirms EVGA did more testing, yes.
Their post confirms cards tested prior to the first driver release had problems.
Those sent to reviewers were in this state, the reviewers proved problems existed.
I guess you and I just read it differently, to me EVGA very much is saying they caught it themselves thru testing.
"During our mass production QC testing we discovered a full 6 POSCAPs solution cannot pass the real world applications testing. It took almost a week of R&D effort to find the cause and reduce the POSCAPs to 4 and add 20 MLCC caps prior to shipping production boards, this is why the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 series was delayed at launch. There were no 6 POSCAP production EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 boards shipped.
But, due to the time crunch, some of the reviewers were sent a pre-production version with 6 POSCAP’s, we are working with those reviewers directly to replace their boards with production versions.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 series with 5 POSCAPs + 10 MLCC solution is matched with the XC3 spec without issues."
That doesnt explain how reviewers were sent problem cards if they had supposedly already found them to be substandard.
The last people you want to send a faulty card to are reviewers!
That suggests reviewers found the problem, which is why NVidia delayed review releases until the cards were replaced.
The FTW3 cards were delayed and weren't available at launch.
The cards were shipped to reviewers about a week before launch. It sounds like they had produced some cards already but identified the problem and had to rollback the launch of the FTW3 to fix the design. But at that point cards had been already sent to reviewers for the launch.
EVGA's transparency on this could explain why stock has been soo limited at launch if a lot of the AIB vendors had simular issues and had to rollback production to fix the issue only 2-3 weeks before the product launch.
Reviewers found their cards were crashing and reported it.
EVGA confirmed the problem and tracked it down to the capacitors used.
All AIBs appear to have been affected, even Asus.
Tuf is also crashing if overclocked. Stock seems fine.
I guess many are lucky these cards were/are so hard to get. Thanks Nvidia! New golden rule for future GPU launches, do not be an early guinea pig, er, adopter. Give at least 3 months. When particular models are well into circulation, and no reports of issues, then you should be OK.
ASUS seems incredible this time around, has it always been the case and i'm only noticing now? Never owned an ASUS gpu.
Good stuff,Thank you very much.
Another Good German guy who discover the greedy and furious faster launch of unfinished product (see Gtx 970 3.5 Vram story).
And yeah,Asus did a good job this time.Hopefully they do another good job to other gpu chip company.
people with degree's don't comment on crap they don't have physically in front of them
He's not arriving at definitive conclusions on the issue and he does say he cant be certain unless he has the GPUs with him to examine them, ideally with an oscilloscope. His opinions are interesting though and I would guess far more qualified to make them than most ppl on the internet who have commented on the issue.
As the World turns , my trusty old friend 1080Ti you live an other day
When will nvidia respond to this? I cant believe these is still no official respond from them.
Ok now this , i am lucky to live down the street from Micro Center and Best buy.
You're wrong. Nobody cant beat Poor sora. Shes already in nvidia garage fixing all 3080 with thor hammer.
Never underestimate her.