It's obvious why it's happening: cards are clearly have inadequate design and cheaping out on power delivery/cooling/protections. And the main blame takes Nvidia as they are limiting stability tests like FurMark in drivers due to their "unrealistic" load. And when some game or program actually does similar load without being known by driver? It fries the card.
Have you ever watched XOC?
Those guys push these gpu's WAAAY past what any game could want. yet..they dont die (usually and when do its users fault for failing to keep soemthign in control but thats besides point)
power delivery is likely fine. (in fact if that was what killed em you'd easily be able to tell as something would be fried usually)
cooling is likely fine (while the cards do get hot their built in protections throttle if you get too hot)
protections work, but are not infallible. If you keep relying on it then it will eventually fail and they can not protect vs everything (as they have to react and if the dmg is faster than that they cant do anything)
issue is likely what happened in past where GPU were allowed to go too far and caused issues. (this happened in past and vnidias fix was to lower clocks in firmware to prevent the issue from happening)
saying its on nvidia is liek saying its an engine makers fault for their engine dyign when yo never let off gas and burn it out until its damaged and dies.
No game should have uncapped menu screen (no reason to EVER push more than ur monitors refresh rate when its just pictures and txt usually static) as casues un-needed heat/power usage.
Mentioning FurMark is pointless too as thats a situation that wont ever be realistic especially since w/o OCing your gpu its never gonna be an issue (and if ur unaware... any OC over nvidias specs is NOT their fault as thats out of spec)
and if you seriously think amazons game is actually as hard as furmark ur mistaken. The games specs are nowhere near as demanding..heck ashes of singularity is harder on gpu.
Called Amazon's game has issues which if u watched video on the post is shsown...the game is drawing more PWR, yet not using said power to do anything about clock speeds/performance...its drawing power for literally no reason.
My thought exactly. EVGA replacing the cards is a PR move, so people won't question the quality. Now I know it's better to avoid thier cards.
please read before you post false info.
if you read (can even go reddit for other cases) page you will see it s not only 3090's and it isnt only EVGA gpu's.
and effects AMD gpu as well (and if ur unaware...evag does NOT deal with amd gpus so those would be on rest of the brands)
Know what this reminds me of?
EVGA released its GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 FTW graphics cards late last month, but within days customers were reporting that its VRMs were overheating and, in some cases, even igniting into flames. While there have been plenty of anecdotal reports of EVGA’s GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards catching...
thats kind of different issue.
that WAS due to cooling issues...and that lead them to make their ICX update (to either 2.0 or 3.0) and monitor more than just the core of gpu. As back then they didnt bother to give the vrm any worry (as those were usually not an issue in past)
TO those who saying its a PR move on EVGA you have likely never owned anything of theirs. Their Customer Support is likely best in the GPU space. Timely and helpful.
Again issue is likely due to amazon's poor choice of limits (as w/o drivers from nvidia its ALL up to them to control the hardware) and that GPU being OC'd and just running wild w/o drivers to tell em "oh sh*t" and back off.