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MSI issues Statement Regarding Reported Instability with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs

MSI stands behind its design decisions

MSI issues Statement Regarding Reported Instability with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs

MSI issues Statement Regarding Reported Instability with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs

The more we have to discuss Nvidia's so-called "Capacitors Controversy", the more we feel sorry for Nvidia's hardware partners. They have all created products which have met, or exceeded, Nvidia's design specifications. Even so, they all now have to justify their design decisions because of an issue with Nvidia's early RTX 30 series drivers.   

Nvidia's Geforce 456.55 WHQL drivers are designed to address the stability issues which have been present within some RTX 30 series graphics cards. RTX 30 series instabilities were caused by Nvidia's early drivers, not by the capacitors used to create custom RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 series graphics cards. 

MSI is the latest company to release to us a detailed statement regarding "Reported Instability with GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards". Below, MSI has confirmed that they stand by their products and that Nvidia's latest drivers should address all stability concerns. 

Furthermore, MSI has refuted claims that they have redesigned their products after releasing initial batches to the public. MSI's statement is clear, "All MSI GeForce RTX 30 Series cards that have shipped out since the beginning of production, which include media review samples, feature the PCB configurations as shown in the updated images below."

While early RTX 3080/3090 Ventus and Gaming X Trio images did include different capacitor configurations, these images are not representative of retail products or press/review samples. Images featuring alternative capacitor layouts are based on pre-production renders, not real-world retail products. It has been reported online that MSI has "quietly" changed their custom RTX 3080/3090, this is not true. 
 
 
MSI became aware of reports from customers, reviewers, and system integrators that there may be instability when GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards core clocks exceeded a certain amount. The latest GeForce driver (456.55) includes fixes for the issue. As such, MSI recommends owners of GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards update to the latest driver release which can be downloaded from the NVIDIA GeForce website.

  MSI stands behind its design decisions for its GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards catalog which consists of GAMING models and VENTUS models. MSI utilizes a mixed capacitor grouping in its designs to benefit from the strengths of both SP-Caps and MLCCs. All MSI GeForce RTX 30 Series cards that have shipped out since the beginning of production, which include media review samples, feature the PCB configurations as shown in the updated images below.

  MSI would like to express its appreciation to customers, reviewers, and system integrators that raised awareness to the issue, and to NVIDIA for the cooperation in quickly resolving the problem.
 

  
The images below are representative of Nvidia's custom RTX 3080 Gaming Trio and Ventus 3X models. 

MSI issues Statement Regarding Reported Instability with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs  

 

 


MSI's custom RTX 3080/3090 series GPUs use mixed capacitor groupings, allowing the company to benefit from the strengths of both capacitor types. These designs are representative of both retail models and press/review samples. 

The images below are representative of Nvidia's custom RTX 3090 Gaming Trio and Ventus 3X models. 

 

 

MSI issues Statement Regarding Reported Instability with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs


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