An increasing volume of scattered reports are identifying crashes associated with factory-overclocked Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards. Our sister-site Tom’s Hardware has identified a statement from EVGA that seems to confirm that a specific type of capacitor could be a contributing factor in these crashes. A previous report by website Igor’s Lab cited capacitors as the likely culprit behind crashes, instability, and black screens.

EVGA’s statement says that engineers were doing quality control on the new cards when they found that a specific 6-capacitor configuration “cannot pass the real world applications testing.” The replacement of some of the capacitors, called POSCAPS, with a larger number of alternate MLCC capacitors, fixed the problem. “This is why the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 series was delayed at launch,” said EVGA.



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