Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 22, 2021, 11:18:
So, the idea here is the card is being used really hard for an extended period? I assume the fan in the card ramped up. Do people expect games to run their 3090 super hard? I mean I guess if it was a "known" thing for it to push even a top level card to the limit. But even in that case, wouldn't you want to monitor the situation and make sure the card didn't overheat? Or am I missing something and the issue is more subtle than that?
No that's not the idea at all.
They're not even in game when it happens and it happens almost instantaneously.
From the main menu screen the frame rates are uncapped and the card can easily do over a thousand FPS. Which in and of itself should not be an issue.
Either the cards safeguards don't have time to kick in or a weak component pops.
Take the time to read comment on the Reddit thread that started it all. Here it is /snip
I just bricked a 3090 in the main menu after setting my graphics quality to medium and hitting save. Cant believe it
You shouldn't have to constantly monitor your hardware. I came to game, not read GPU utilization, core temps, power supply fan speed or voltage on the third rail etc etc etc.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -