Gigabyte GPU revisions?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by southamptonfc, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. southamptonfc

    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    I have a Gigabyte 3080ti. I've found that there is a later BIOS version

    In the BIOS info, my card has:

    VBIOS Version: 94.02.71.00.91
    BIOS Build date: 2021-04-13 00:00:00
    GV-N308TVISION OC-12GD/F1/0C02


    In the newer BIOS:

    VBIOS Version: 94.02.71.40.4B
    BIOS Build date: 2021-05-15 00:00:00
    GV-N308TVISION OC-12GD/F2/0C02


    Does anybody know, does the F1, F2 refer to physical revisions to the card? If so, how worried should I be trying to flash to the newer BIOS?


    https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/236823/236823
    https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/236016/236016
     
  2. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    I'm 100% sure those F1, F2... refer to different version of BIOS for the same card. Same way GigaByte gives names for motherboard BIOSes: F5, F6A...

    Also BIOSes on TPU links, both F1 and F2, are made for the same HW:

    Device Id:
    10DE 2208

    Subsystem Id:
    1458 4087

    There is no word about Rev 1.0, Rev 2.0... revisions for GV-N308TVISION OC-12GD model on GigaByte site:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N308TVISION-OC-12GD#kf
    ...so you're safe to flash new F2 BIOS.
     
  3. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    But there is a different revisions of aorus 3080's.

    https://overclock3d.net/news/gpu_di...r_rtx_3080_graphics_card_with_a_2_0_version/1
     
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  4. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    GigaByte listed 1.0, 2.0 i 3.0 revisions of AORUS 3080 on separate web pages:

    1.0:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N3080AORUS-M-10GD-rev-10#kf

    2.0:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N3080AORUS-M-10GD-rev-20#kf

    3.0:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N3080AORUS-M-10GD-rev-30#kf

    ...but yet there is no word for more than one revision of VISION 3080Ti OC card, I think it's too early for that, probably VISION 3080Ti OC would never ger different revisions.

    You now what I think: this is a begining of new global OCD kickin' in among us gurus because of manufacturers are silently releasing new revision of some existing HW under the same name, but different chips and controllers under the hood :D
    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/s...d-hardware-change980-pro-may-be-affected.html

    OP, I'm joking, I perfectly understand why you need to do some checks before flashing new BIOS ;)

    edit
    3030 -> 3080 ...guess it's time for new 2dl cup of coffe :)
     
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  5. southamptonfc

    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    Thanks both of you. I flashed the BIOS successfully.

    This appears to have fixed the no display on POST issue that I (and many others) had. On the Nvidia forums @ManuelG said that a fix had been provided to AIBs for this known issue.

    It sucks that the likes of Gigabyte do not routinely publish new BIOS' for their cards. Clearly they are regularly being sent new BIOS' from Nvidia but they are simply too lazy to then publish them to their customers.

    Thank the gods for the community. I will occasionally check the Techpowerup DB to see if any new BIOS' have been uploaded to the site. The community doing the AIBs job for them.

    Gigabyte never answered my support query (1 month ago) about whether there is any new BIOS for my card. It's been a week since I registered with their forum and still haven't been granted permission to post.

    With customer service like this from Gigabyte, just as well I didn't pay lots of money for this 3080ti. oh wait.
     
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  6. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    Gigabyte bios's are Hex versioned,

    Cards on the F1 line can use up to FF
    F10 can go up to F1F
    F20 to F2F

    F20 cann't be used on boards with F10

    F10 cannot be used on boards with F1

    Though thats just with the official updaters, you can cross flash any way you like if you want.
     
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    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    If I understand you correctly, that's not my experience. Nvflash was happy that it was the same card, I didn't have to cross flash or override.
     
  8. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Thant's some nice info from @Astyanax

    What Astyanax just said is that for your card you can safely use F1, F2, F6.... up to FF BIOS.

    One more thing to check, I've already said that earlier, check twice Device Id are Subsystem Id for some BIOS you're williing to try. If Device Id are Subsystem Id matches your card you're good to go. Personally never had a single issues with GPU BIOS flashing when Device Id are Subsystem Id matched some card I was trying to flash with new BIOS, Radeon or GeForce.
     
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  9. TheDigitalJedi

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    I was wondering if you finally received relief for your display woes. I'm glad to see the your no post issue is gone. The no post issue was definitely annoying. I remember it well.
     
  10. southamptonfc

    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    Yes, thanks! The BIOS updated has completely fixed the POST issues.

    Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for Gigabyte to respond to my esupport case. They are quite useless. I would not recommend anybody buy a Gigabyte card, I certainly wont buy another one.
     
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