[Update] EVGA has issued a patch that they hope will fix the issue that was causing their GTX 1080 and 1070 cards to overheat.
They revealed the news on a post on their site today, in which they detailed the problem and answered a few FAQs.
You can read it in full on EVGA’s website.
[Original Story] Since Nvidia unveiled their new Pascal architecture some time ago, a number of OEMs have adopted the new line, with a range of versions being made available.
In particular, EVGA has a version of the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080, which feature a number of different features, particularly the addition of a dual-fan system.
Despite these dual fans, they have been suffering from some serious overheating according to Wccftech, who released a report today that stated that the cards have been self-combusting.The issue has also been reported on EVGA’s forum and on a number of subreddits, on these
The issue has also been reported on EVGA’s forum and on a number of subreddits, on these places users have been reporting that their EVGA cards have been experiencing flameouts, with flames even shooting out of some user’s GPUs, as well as smoke, sparks and high temperatures.
According to reports, the issue is related to the voltage regulation module (the VRM) on the card, because it has no direct cooling to keep temperatures at the proper levels.
If you are experiencing anything like this them you should get in touch with EVGA.