EVGA rolls out BIOS updates to fix overheating issues on many GeForce GTX cards

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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Many EVGA GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 users report that memory temperature is running warmer than expected. As a result, EVGA is currently investigating the issue and recently published a note about its results.

The computer hardware company acknowledged that GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 cards are indeed affected by overheating issues. EVGA will soon roll out a BIOS update to adjusts fan speed curve and ensure sufficient cooling of all components across all operating temperatures.

This BIOS update is expected to be released in the next few days and users will be able to download it and update their cards directly. This update should fix the thermal issues that many users have reported, and ensure the card maintains safe operating temperatures.

EVGA has investigated these reports and after extensive testing, below are our findings:

  • On ACX 3.0, EVGA focused on GPU temperature and the lowest acoustic levels possible. Running Furmark, the GPU is around 70C +/- and the fan speed is running approximately 30% duty cycle or lower.
  • However, during recent testing, the thermal temperature of the PWM and memory, in extreme circumstances, was marginally within spec and needed to be addressed.

Conclusion: EVGA offers full warranty support on its products, with cross-ship RMA*, and stands behind its products and commitment to our customers.

The upcoming update supports the following cards:

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

Moreover, apart from the BIOS update, EVGA offers optional thermal pads for free to all the customers who are interested. If you want to request the thermal pad kit, you can visit www.evga.com/thermalmod and send your request.

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