Nvidia Ampere 3D graphic cards have turned out to be exceptional in terms of performance, but with other aspects it’s just a problem. At first the first representative of the lineup, GeForce RTX 3080, was not to buy, and now a new attack: the lucky ones who still managed to get the device, began to complain about the problems with games.
We are not talking about isolated cases – the problem is really a massive one. Users describe it on forums of many resources devoted to hardware components of PC, including the official Nvidia forum. The problem is called Crash to desktop (CDT). In other words, the game just flies out and then the Windows Desktop interface appears on the screen. In some cases, instead of the game world, the monitor displays a black screen. In any case it is not possible to play normally. And the problem, to all appearances, is shown in absolutely different games, including well optimized ones.
So far, neither Nvidia nor partners have reacted in any way to user complaints. The reasons for the CDT are unclear, but some users note that problems occur when the GPU frequency increases to 2.0 GHz. Surely the problem will be solved programmatically by simply updating the drivers, but it will probably take some time.
Everything points to the fact that Nvidia has rushed the release of Ampere. By delaying the release for a couple of weeks, the company, firstly, would have been able to prepare more stock, and secondly, would have been able to better optimize drivers. It remains to hope that the problems of the younger sister will not affect GeForce RTX 3090, sales of which will begin soon.