EVGA GTX 1080 and 1070 Graphics Card Has Overheating Issues?By Sarene Mae Butao
Issues about devices catching fire have always been inevitable over the years, and most of the time these are caused by defective batteries. Similarly, the EVGA NVIDIA GTX 1080 and 1070 video cards have been suspected of making the cards to catch fires and eventually damaging the computers. This issue has been brought up lately, as computer owners are complaining about such an issue due to overheating.
Those owners who are apparently troubled have posted their complaints in a comments thread on the EVGA forum, NVIDIA forums, subreddits of Build a PC, and PC Master Race. There were reports from users that a bright orange flame ignited right out of the graphics card, thus, shutting down his OC. Other users said that they have seen their PC sparked then followed by a black screen and acrid smoke right out of the PC.
According to investigations, the issue could be traced back to the voltage regulation modules, which overheated and blown the MOSFETS out. The issue on overheating and the ignition of fire is maybe due to the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 video card which utilizes the cooling solution of EVGA's ACX. Since this cooling solution do not have a direct VRM cooling feature, thus it is reasonable why there is overheating, as reported by WCCF Tech.
Even before the issues of fire surfaced, owners of EVGA's GTX 1080 and 1070 ACX, SC, FTW, and DT models were already complaining about issues of instability, component failure, and black screens. After the investigation, it is now clear that these are all related to the overheating issues of VRM, according to Slash Gear.
On the brighter side, EVGA has acknowledged such an issue and is currently working on to address the problems, especially those products which were directly affected by the problem. EVGA offers to exchange damaged cards with those that have installed thermal pads, without any fees.