We all have had those parties we eagerly prepare for. After all, who doesn’t like to grab eyeballs, to be the talk of the town. Fortune however is a tricky customer. It sometimes swings our way, and sometimes, not so much. American manufacturer EVGA had plans of a grand entry when shipping for its GeForce RTX 3080 cards started. With MSI, GIGABYTE and ASUS all buckled up, the aim to record high sales figures was by no means, easy. It turns out that fate swing the other way for EVGA after system applications were observed to crash. For now, this is the case with EVGA RTX 3080, and the company does have an answer to the issue. The company came to its rescue pointing out the fault with POSCAP capacitors.
It’s those POSCAP capacitors not EVGA
As if shortage of supplies and scalping and interventions by bots weren’t bad enough for EVGA. The POSCAP capacitors seem to have taken a toll on whatever hope EVGA had banked on. On the forum, EVGA_JacobF explained the issues with EVGA RTX 3080 cards. As many as 6 full POSCAP capacitors failed to perform when the company did its QC Testing. The EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 had experienced a lag in its launch due to the same. The company was occupied with bringing that count down by 2 POSCAPs and adding 20 MLCC caps. To call in comparisons is unfair but ASUS took care of its Ampere line with quality components and EVGA could have too.
EVGA responded to the issue with the best of their capacity. Unfortunately by then, their pre-production review units had already been delivered. The company has assured that those units will get replaced with fully functioning ones. Gladly, EVGA’s other RTX 3080 variants, XC3 series with 10 MLCC solutions and 5 POSCAPs, are far from flawed. EVGA recently updated pictures of their production designs that were received by reviewers from all around on their official website.