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RTX 3080 Crash to Desktop Problems Likely Connected to AIB-Designed Capacitor Choice

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Tight launch timing, my ass. What happened to "if you don't have the time to do the work, don't release"?
We lost that when testing/qa was laid off.
 
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its a trend thats happening a lot nowa its a total lack of respect for the customer but thay will keep doing it as long as we let them its not only things like gpus its games too thay release them before there fit and leave them to modders to fix. greed and lazynuss and carnt give a shit comes to mind.
 
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Sorry Jensen -- about that upgrade you mentioned for your Pascal friends...
 
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Nvidia have messed this product roll up so much...how come those fake Yotube reviewers didn't spot these (crashes)
 
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Yet more solid confirmation that Nvidia really rushed the whole 30-series launch.

It's uncharactaristic from Nvidia, so what do they know about RDNA2 that makes them in such a hurry to get this horse out of the gate before it's ready for prime time?
Probably nothing, and even if it was everything would it matter? Nvidia has huge market share, and there has been some challenges wit the RX5k series. Even when AMD had some real gems for dirt cheap (I'm thinking HD4850/4870) people still bought nvidia.

Maybe they did want to beat AMD to market, maybe they thought they were ready for prime time, who knows. Either way maybe the scalpers will be stuck with some excess stock ;)

Time will tell.
 
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Sooo.. the TUF/Strix seems safe then?

Great, they seemed to have the best cooling/noise ratio anyway
 
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Comedy, The way it's meant to be played.

No.

Consumers are getting played.

Damn Beta community tactics need to stop.
 
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3000 series looked already too good to be true...
In what terms did it look good? The 3080's performance uplift from the 2080 was the only really positive about this series so far. But it didn't even reach the 1080's performance leap. Moreover, the efficiency gain of both the 3080 and the 3090 is close to crap: it is identical to the 2080/2080Ti's. The 1080 and 1080Ti's efficiency gain was 3x more than these. The 3080 consumes nearly 100W more than the 2080. And the OC capability of both 3000 cards are even worse than usual AMD GPU's: it's around 2-3%. Even the 2080 and 2080 Ti was around 10%, the 1080 was even more, 13%. They advertised the 3090 as a 8K GAMING card. In reality, most games run maybe with 30 fps with 20 fps lows. And the 4K performance leap over the 3080 is close to 10%. WTF? The 3070 was advertised as "Faster than 2080 Ti". If we can believe Galax's communication, the 3070 will be unequivocally slower than the 2080Ti.
 
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If this is true how come these issues never came up in the review cycle with many dozens reviewers posting high praise reviews ?

Even trusted reviewers like gamers nexus and jayz two cents who reveal issues your conventional reviewer wont do the extra work to uncover, never had an issue with them ?

I think this is just the case of end users trying so hard to overclock their cards pushing them to perform to whatever high standards they deem acceptable then post negative threads when their cards cant overclock high enough past default profiles
 
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The only ones one the list i've seen that have the most problems are MSI, EVGA, and ZOTAC with ZOTAC being the worst. I haven't seen the ASUS cards mentioned. As it says in the article Asus TUF used six MLCC's and they have the most custom components on a reference board and supposedly test them for 144 hours...

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Too many unknowns to tell. Igor's speculation is just that, speculation - but somehow his "possible" gets turned into "likely" by TPU's clickbait editors. Once again, shameful yellow journalism on par with WCCFTech.

The game of telephones and the desire to get click click click
 
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If this is true how come these issues never came up in the review cycle with many dozens reviewers posting high praise reviews ?
Cherry picked?

I think this is just the case of end users trying so hard to overclock their cards pushing them to perform to whatever high standards they deem acceptable then post negative threads when their cards cant overclock high enough past default profiles
Supposedly they are just the factory profiles. But it is very likely some are from people overclocking.
 
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I don't believe EE design is at fault here. After all, all qualifications are done under worst possible conditions. Moreover, the same issue is present on FE boards.
The MCUs are simply not binned good enough or there is an issue with boost algorithm. Same happened with Turing boards.
 

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So, as an Electronics Engineer and PCB Designer I feel I have to react here.
The point that Igor makes about improper power design causing instability is a very plausible one. Especially with first production runs where it indeed could be the case that they did not have the time/equipment/driver etc to do proper design verification.


However, concluding from this that a POSCAP = bad and MLCC = good is waaay to harsh and a conclusion you cannot make.


Both POSCAPS (or any other 'solid polymer caps' and MLCC's have there own characteristics and use cases.


Some (not all) are ('+' = pos, '-' = neg):
MLCC:
+ cheap
+ small
+ high voltage rating in small package
+ high current rating
+ high temperature rating
+ high capacitance in small package
+ good at high frequencies
- prone to cracking
- prone to piezo effect
- bad temperature characteristics
- DC bias (capacitance changes a lot under different voltages)


POSCAP:
- more expensive
- bigger
- lower voltage rating
+ high current rating
+ high temperature rating
- less good at high frequencies
+ mechanically very strong (no MLCC cracking)
+ not prone to piezo effect
+ very stable over temperature
+ no DC bias (capacitance very stable at different voltages)


As you can see, both have there strengths and weaknesses and one is not particularly better or worse then the other. It all depends.
In this case, most of these 3080 and 3090 boards may use the same GPU (with its requirements) but they also have very different power circuits driving the chips on the cards.
Each power solution has its own characteristics and behavior and thus its own requirements in terms of capacitors used.
Thus, you cannot simply say: I want the card with only MLCC's because that is a good design.
It is far more likely they just could/would not have enough time and/or resources to properly verify their designs and thus where not able to do proper adjustments to their initial component choices.
This will very likely work itself out in time. For now, just buy the card that you like and if it fails, simply claim warranty. Let them fix the problem and down draw to many conclusions based on incomplete information and (educated) guess work.
 
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Nvidia have messed this product roll up so much...how come those fake Yotube reviewers didn't spot these (crashes)
I am pretty sure that they have, but they may have attributed it to the newness of the architecture and the beta drivers.
 
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This is disgraceful no matter how you look at, $699 gpu should have the best of the best of components on it. This same problem happened with the gt 8800, 30% rma and they did not want to accept it, whatthehell.
 
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In what terms did it look good? The 3080's performance uplift from the 2080 was the only really positive about this series so far. But it didn't even reach the 1080's performance leap. Moreover, the efficiency gain of both the 3080 and the 3090 is close to crap: it is identical to the 2080/2080Ti's. The 1080 and 1080Ti's efficiency gain was 3x more than these. The 3080 consumes nearly 100W more than the 2080. And the OC capability of both 3000 cards are even worse than usual AMD GPU's: it's around 2-3%. Even the 2080 and 2080 Ti was around 10%, the 1080 was even more, 13%. They advertised the 3090 as a 8K GAMING card. In reality, most games run maybe with 30 fps with 20 fps lows. And the 4K performance leap over the 3080 is close to 10%. WTF? The 3070 was advertised as "Faster than 2080 Ti". If we can believe Galax's communication, the 3070 will be unequivocally slower than the 2080Ti.
Excuse me but what the hell are you talking about?

Yes it consumes more but the perf/watt is the highest of any card, AMD doesn't even get close.

 
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Yes it consumes more but the perf/watt is the highest of any card, AMD doesn't even get close.
If 8% means "not even close". Sure ...

You gotta lay off the cool-aid, Pascal was almost 40% better than Maxwell in terms of per/watt. In comparison Ampere's improvement in that area is absolutely pathetic over Turing.

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The only ones one the list i've seen that have the most problems are MSI, EVGA, and ZOTAC with ZOTAC being the worst. I haven't seen the ASUS cards mentioned. As it says in the article Asus TUF used six MLCC's and they have the most custom components on a reference board and supposedly test them for 144 hours...

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Yeah, ASUS probably did the work this time around. They even put a proper heatsink on the memory modules. It's sad because the TUF version of their RX 5700 XT didn't do so well compared to the other brands.
 
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This is disgraceful no matter how you look at, $699 gpu should have the best of the best of components on it. This same problem happened with the gt 8800, 30% rma and they did not want to accept it, whatthehell.
Vote with your wallet. Enough said.
 
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Igor mentions ..... Igor mentions .... Igor mentions .... and the TPU team gave GOLDEN EDITORS CHOICE ?
I did dare to make preliminary collection of RTS 3000 electrical weak points, and some one from the TPU stuff it did block my access at the topic ..... reason unproductive comments.

Here is another unproductive prediction .... masive product return to bases (they are many ) = Product Recalls.

Nvidia have messed this product roll up so much...how come those fake Yotube reviewers didn't spot these (crashes)
They did not demonstrate actual games rather plain cards, some one made even a comparison RTX 3800 vs GTS 1660 Super at 4K ( he is an idiot).
 
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