Reports have emerged that some RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards are experiencing issues while playing the Diablo 4 beta. Users are reporting that their monitors go black, GPU fans are ramping up furiously, and their systems shut down before starting. The problem has been observed on Reddit and Blizzard forums.
It’s important to note that this isn’t the first time this issue has occurred with high-end Nvidia GPUs, and it’s likely related to GDDR6X, a power-hungry component that can struggle with certain workloads. It’s possible that a bad batch of RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards was produced and may be more prone to this issue.
One Redditor reported that their Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Vision OC 12G bricked after playing for just 20 minutes. Meanwhile, other users reported similar symptoms, especially after seeing a cutscene in the game’s chapel. Some have reported errors, leading to the display going black, and the cooling fans on their graphics cards ramping up to full speed.
Despite these issues, some RTX 3080 Ti graphics card owners are still able to play the game normally, albeit with a lower frame rate. They suggest capping the frame rate to avoid the risk of bricking their hardware. It’s important to note that this isn’t the first time a high-end Nvidia GPU has been affected by these problems.
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How To Play Diablo 4 on RTX 3080 Ti
If you own an RTX 3080 Ti and are concerned about potential issues, it may be possible to protect yourself by limiting the maximum frame rate of the game. You can do this from within the game’s options settings or from the Nvidia Control Panel. Those experiencing issues are advised to contact the manufacturer, Gigabyte, for potential returns or replacements.
At this time, Gigabyte has not issued an official statement regarding the issue, but reports suggest that the company is aware and taking it seriously. It remains to be seen how the returns process will work or whether affected cards will be replaced free-of-charge. In any case, it’s important for users to take necessary precautions and reach out to the manufacturer if they experience any issues with their graphics card.
If you’re planning to play the Diablo 4 beta with an RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, be cautious. It’s worth capping the frame rate to avoid the risk of damaging your hardware. It’s also advisable to keep an eye on any updates from Nvidia or Blizzard to see if they address the issue. If you’re experiencing any issues, report them on forums so that others can avoid them.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games