It crazy to me that with all the protections built into GPU these days that this could still happen. You would think that with how GPU throttle down base on temps and the power limits that it would not be difficult to test and ensure you making a product this don't happen especially for a company like evga.
First thing I do when I get a new gpu is to figure out what the overclock limits are stable and then stress test it. Which mean I ran my 3090 with power limit set to max, Memory and Clock OC through a stress test where it staying at 100% usage for about a hour. No issues. Afterward I set it back to stock because I don't really need it OC I just like to find out how good the silicon I own is.
I wonder if the game doing something that even a stress test would not find or if the cards affected would also fry if it went through a similar stress test. I guessing I would be fine with my ASUS strix 3090 but I still would not chance it by playing the game at the moment, luckily it a game I never had a interest in.
It might be that the GPU itself is fine and that other components, like the VRAMs, could be the culprit here. Or the board diesn't have enough layers and is melting because it can't take the power that the GPU pulls through it. Final possibility in my mind so far, a big spike in Amperage. But in this case the PSU is total crap to even let that happen.
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