GeForce RTX 3080 users report crashes while gaming

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Before we write this news item, I want to make it clear that we have yet to see an RGX 3080 crash ourselves. We did initially have an issue with F1 2020, but that was fixed with a driver update and a new game-patch. The story then ,some users report that their cards are crashing mid-game.

Basically, in-game the game freezes or crashes and then returns to desktop. This now has been reported with cards from Zotac Trinity, MSI Ventus 3X OC and apparently ... with many EVGA cards.

Dozens of reports share the same problem on various forums. There is still some uncertainty as to exactly what the cause is, but the boost clock speed seems to be a crucial factor. As soon as that clock speed rises above 2.0 GHz, some users will experience problems. Specific details are not yet available, Nvidia or its partners have not yet responded to the issue.

Card or PSU?

A theory is that some power supplies might be at the root of the issue a well. The owners of the graphics cards say they have not overclocked them, the power supplies used are often 750 watts or more.

Temporary solve

Should you experience the problem, you can temporarily tackle the problem by reducing the GPU clock speed by 50 a 100 MHz offset, possibly accompanied by a slight underclock. Of course, this quick fix is at your own risk and requires the necessary knowledge.

You can do that with our own AfterBurner 4.6.3 Beta 2 (download).

GeForce RTX 3080 users report crashes while gaming

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