Got An RTX 3080 Ti? Maybe Skip That Diablo IV Demo

Source: TweakTown Got An RTX 3080 Ti?  Maybe Skip That Diablo IV Demo

If You Hadn’t Heard, There Are A Number Of Bricked Cards Out There Now

If you were looking forward to trying out the Diablo IV sneak peek this weekend, you might want to skip it if you are using an RTX 3080 Ti.  A number of people have reported their cards bricked themselves, similar to what happened when New World was first released.  In most cases the fans leap to 100% immediately followed by the computer shutting down, and the card not coming back upon reboot.  The majority of the reports have been Gigabyte cards, but it is not exclusive to them.

The incidents are all self reported, we haven’t seen this happen for ourselves, but the reports are widespread enough to be considered real.  The exact cause of the problem is not known, but with the symptoms it seems likely we are looking at a power problem.  Some users who haven’t run into this issue are limiting frame rate in the NVIDIA driver itself, which seems to have worked for them.  It is still a rather expensive risk to run in order to head back to the world of Diablo.

Multiple PC users are reporting that their expensive NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti video cards had bricked while playing the recent Diablo IV early access beta test.

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  1. Raptor

    People cards or not bricking because of Diablo 4. I have a 3080ti max settings played over 24 hrs easy. No issues at all and using stock fans on my EVGA 3080ti no water cooling.

    • Jr

      Same here, I ran a 3080ti FE for almost the entirety of both betas.

  2. Raf

    It’s bugging the shit out of me that your title itself has a grammar mistake. Took complete credibility away from your post and you called it a demo… Do you even PC?

    • Sebastian Peak

      If you are questioning the verbiage “demo” you are not arguing a grammatical error. It’s more a question of semantics. Either way, your attitude is juvenile.

  3. Beaver

    Just use the Nvidia driver software to limit the framerate and you are in NO danger…

    I do it for most games with my founders 3080ti; Wrath of the Righteous used to crash without a framerate limit cause it would try to do 400fps lmao.

    • Beaver

      They need to add a vsync option to Diablo 4 if they haven’t, otherwise gsync/freesync doesn’t work in your monitor. I don’t remember seeing a vsync setting


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