Don’t really remember many names of processor or graphic cards series that stormed as huge a buzz as the GeForce RTX 3080 series. From the launch of the series to the news that followed, everything has been pretty chaotic. So chaotic that the officials had to apologize to the users and consumers online, promising increased stock, better purchasing, and shipping methods.
But who knew that the GeForce RTX 3080 will create even worse problems once they reach the hands of users? RTX 3080 users have been facing severe desktop crashes while gaming.
Here are some of the screenshots of Redditors addressing the issue and looking out for a solution-
It has been confirmed that this crash to desktop is happening when the boost clock exceeds 2.0 GHz. Here are some of the possible causes shared on a popular tech site-
Deficient power delivery
GPU temperature fails
Driver-level issues in some cases
Unfortunately, this issue hasn’t been addressed by the developers yet, in-spite of several massive tech pages and YouTube channels coming forward with complaints. Adding to that, there is no permanent and accurate solution to this problem currently.
However, there is a temporary solution to this problem which has proven to sort out the issue- downclocking.
All you have to do is manually downclock the graphics card by 50 – 100 MHz. Basically, you will have to exchange the promised performance for system stability. But it is important to know that this is the only way out as of now. We will keep you posted about this topic.
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[Update- September 30, 2020]
Latest GeForce Driver Update solves the RTX 3080 crash
One of the NVIDIA moderators posted on the official forum that GeForce has released a Driver Update. This latest update has been an evident solution to the desktop crash the RTX 3080 users have been facing while playing some games. Here’s the official word-
NVIDIA posted a driver this morning that improves stability. Regarding partner board designs, our partners regularly customize their designs and we work closely with them in the process. The appropriate number of POSCAP vs. MLCC groupings can vary depending on the design and is not necessarily indicative of quality.
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