6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 10, 2017 2:32 PM by RoninEdits

    EVGA gtx 1080 & 1070 FTW - thermal issues

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      EVGA GTX 1070/1080 Overheating Issues - Company Says Thermal Pads A Solution | techPowerUp

      After users' reports (and Tom's Hardware.de testing) of EVGA FTW 1080 and 1070 cards displaying black screen issues, and sometimes even sparking and dying altogether, even at stock voltage, the company is now moving towards fixing the issue.

       

      EVGA - EVGA Thermal Pad Mod Request

       

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        • 1. Re: EVGA gtx 1080 & 1070 FTW - thermal issues
          Bill Gehrke Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I have a single fan EVGA well overclocked GTX 1060 SC 06G-P4-6163-KR and here is a fully loaded GPU-Z CUDA screen-grab not showing any signs of overheating.

          GTX 1060 OC Both.png

          • 2. Re: EVGA gtx 1080 & 1070 FTW - thermal issues
            RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

            i have only read of the problem with the gtx 1070 and 1080 ftw editions. i haven't seen any mentions of the gtx 1060 or your model...

             

            also, that temperature from gpu-z is probably only the gpu chip/die and not including the vrm temps. if that's the case, you wouldn't see any dangerous vrm temps reflected in gpu-z.

             

            this picture is from the toms hardware review, notice the gpu temp at 75.8c vs memory at 96c and vrm at 106.8c

            http://media.bestofmicro.com/1/H/615653/original/02-EVGA-GTX-1080-FTW-Furmark.png

            • 3. Re: EVGA gtx 1080 & 1070 FTW - thermal issues
              Bill Gehrke Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I am guessing that since my card can deliver a highly overclocked full CUDA load with only 51.5% TPD that Premiere users may not have any sort of thermal problem with at least this card.

              • 4. Re: EVGA gtx 1080 & 1070 FTW - thermal issues
                RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

                if the memory is overclocked but the core isn't, like you often recommend, it would be possible to have lower overall tdp reported from gpu-z but still have the memory and memory vrm(s) pushing high voltage and temps. if the cooling issue also effects the memory vrm(s), then it would be dangerous for these cards to overclock memory. supposedly some are having problems with those cards even without overclocking. again, the article has nothing to do with the gtx 1060 or your model, so you would have to investigate your card if worried.

                • 5. Re: EVGA gtx 1080 & 1070 FTW - thermal issues
                  RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

                  evga has updated the thermal pad page to include a list of affected cards, which expands to more models and some of the gtx 1060 lineup. they are also offering a bios update to increase fan speeds and favor a bit more cooling over low noise.

                   

                  EVGA Thermal Pad Mod Request

                  • Q. Which cards are supported by these updates?
                  • A. EVGA ACX 3.0 GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 or 1060 cards with the following part numbers:
                    GTX 1080GTX 1070GTX 1060 6GGTX 1060 3G
                    08G-P4-618108G-P4-517106G-P4-626203G-P4-6365
                    08G-P4-618308G-P4-517306G-P4-636603G-P4-6367
                    08G-P4-628408G-P4-617106G-P4-626503G-P4-6167
                    08G-P4-628608G-P4-617306G-P4-626403G-P4-6165
                    08G-P4-638408G-P4-627406G-P4-6267
                    08G-P4-638608G-P4-627606G-P4-6368

                   

                  • Q. If my Graphics Card is not an ACX 3.0 design is it affected?
                  • A. No, all other GPUs sold by EVGA including Founders Edition, Blower type, HYBRID, and HYDRO COPPER editions are unaffected.
                  • Q. Does the VBIOS fix the temperature issues?
                  • A. Yes, the VBIOS update will fix the temperature issues.
                  • 6. Re: EVGA gtx 1080 & 1070 FTW - thermal issues
                    RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

                    evga has released new cards with "icx" cooling to replace the "acx". the cards are mostly the same, but slightly redesigned cooling with thermal pads, a few upgraded power delivery components, and new/additional temp sensors. the sensors seem to be the most interesting part and perhaps most important part. the problem with the old design (and many other video cards out there) was it only used the gpu temp for its fan curve. however these new gtx 1000 series pascal chips are running much cooler than previous gen chips, leading to power components and memory running hotter. with these new temp sensors the cooling can respond to the needs of the gpu core, power components, and memory. there is also additional temp details in the software to see those temps, as well as on the video card itself. there doesn't seem to be a widespread problem with pascal cards and cooling, but if things continue with nvidia designing more efficient gpu cores this might become more standard. it would be important, or at least handy, for anyone only overclocking memory.

                     

                    http://www.evga.com/articles/01084/evga-icx/