Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has released GeForce Game Ready 456.55 WHQL graphics driver, which, among other things, should improve stability in some games on graphics cards GeForce RTX 3000.
Recall that the problem with the stability of RTX 3080 hardware – it is associated with a capacitor group on the back of the circuit board. However, it can be at least to a greater extent to solve and software. The fact that this very problem arises not because of the capacitors themselves, but because the elements SP-Cap (previously mentioned about POSCAP) poorly cope with the task at very high frequencies. That is, the frequencies can be reduced.
The new Nvidia driver does this although there is no mention of lowering the frequencies. The owners of RTX 3080 have noticed that after updating the driver under the load of the GPU, their adapters work at reduced frequencies. For example, one of the MSI Ventus owners has a frequency reduction from 2100 to 2010 MHz. And it helped. Many frequencies dropped below 2000 MHz.
And although many users have such an upgrade in hand, the owners of cards with MLCC capacitors have not experienced any problems before, but now they have received some slow motion cards. However, it is unlikely that there will be any significant drop in performance in this case.