Report: NVIDIA GTX 1080 Founders Edition Fan Speed Fix Coming Soon

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 4, 2016 - 12:35 PM |
Tagged: revving, report, nvidia, GTX 1080, gpu cooler, founders edition, fan speed, fan issue

VideoCardz is reporting (via PC Games Hardware, Reddit, and TechPowerUp) that an official fix to the reported Founders Edition fan issue is coming soon via driver update:

“NVIDIA has reportedly found the solution and the problem should will be fixed with the next driver release. NVIDIA rep confirmed that software team was able to reproduce this problem, and their fix has already passed internal testing.”

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On the NVIDIA forums customer care representative Manuel Guzman has posted about the issue, and now it seems a fix will be provided with the next driver release:

“This thread is to keep users up to date on the status of the fan randomly spinning up and down rapidly that some users are reporting with their GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition card. Thank you for your patience.

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Update 6/1/16 - We are testing a driver fix to address the random spin up/down fan issue.
Update 6/2/16 - Driver fix so far has passed internal testing. Fix will be part of our next driver release.”

For those who have experienced the “revving” issue, described as a rapid rise and fall from 2000 RPM to 3000 RPM in the post, this will doubtless come as welcome news. We will have to see how these cards perform once the updated driver has been released and is in user hands.

Source: VideoCardz

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June 4, 2016 | 07:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This is probably a new feature of the geforce experience for the 10 series.

June 5, 2016 | 03:23 AM - Posted by idiot inside (not verified)

Apparently the new driver will be out next month,i really feel for people who bought this and are stuck with this annoying issue.I know new tech always has some teething issues but how on earth this got through ?Considering that this issue is quite apparent and affects a large percentage of the cards how did they miss it,makes one wonder if this was a rushed launch from Nvidia and some corners were cut in testing .Anyway I hope the driver update fixes it for the sake of the people who paid ALOT of money for this card.

June 5, 2016 | 03:50 AM - Posted by JohnGR

Fury X whine. Only affects a certain batch. AMD acknowledges IMMEDIATELY the problem and promised to get fixed in next batches.

PCPerspective rushing to show the problem to the world with all the ways possible in no time. Analysis, charts, measurements, STAY AWAY FROM FURY X CARDS.

One year latter

People are complaining that the fans on 1080 cards are having issues. Nvidia STAYS QUIET FOR OVER A WEEK. PCPerspective SHUTS THE F UP FOR OVER A WEEK.

People saying all over the internet that the blower cooler gets noisy. NOTHING from PCper.

Just an article pointing to another forum, and only NOW THAT NVIDIA PROMISES A FIX. No reason to RUSH here. It is an Nvidia matter. Just STAY QUIET PEOPLE. NOTHING TO SEE HERE. KEEP BUYING NVIDIA CARDS. NVIDIA PROMISES.....

Who can blame PCPer for being Nvidia biased? No one. A really honest hardware site...........

June 5, 2016 | 11:55 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh shut up you amd fanboy

June 5, 2016 | 04:24 PM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

If you've been here for a while you'd know he's got a point (fanboy or not) as it does not take an experience or skilled writer to notice the pattern.

The bias is never outright but is presented in subtle, seemingly carefully-constructed ways. The implications made and conclusions drawn are almost always on the tacit side in one case - AMDs, and overt where nVidia are concerned. When it comes to numbers and testing it gets messy easily and certain bad habits have become standard and accepted practice. Numbers, as they say, dont lie, but any data set can be presented in different contexts and easily manipulated to achieve whatever outcome a tester desires.

This is not to say that PCPer is in the data-fondling business. Sites like [H] would much quicker come to mind when I think about it, but Ryan is no saint here (neither is Allyn, who increasingly opts for the defensive when confronted with what many perceive as inconsistencies). In a recent piece, Ryan chalked up this real/imagined inconsistency as brevity. Fair enough for me; it happens.

[Cant finish this as the real world is calling]

Next paragraph was going to be an appeal for more objectivity and maybe some examples (although admittedly it would be a bit low on my part). The archives are replete with examples anyway.


June 5, 2016 | 06:00 PM - Posted by JohnGR

I don't have to be a fanboy here. There are proofs to support what I am saying.

June 5, 2016 | 09:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Maybe Tom Petersen told Ryan not to show the Nvidia GTX 1080 the same amount of critic he showed the 390X like a un bias tech journalist or else Tom wouldn't come on his shows anymore.

That's the only explanation I would come up with because Ryan is always saying he is un bias but his reporting and articles history say other wise.

June 6, 2016 | 03:41 AM - Posted by JohnGR

Before Tom came in PCPer to do the live stream about the 1080,

PCPer posted the rumors about Polaris not being able to pass 850MHz. They even put a nice photo of someone crying.

While this wasn't bad by itself, when info that those rumors where wrong started publishing, PCPer just SHUT THE F UP and DID NOT updated their article. NO new updates in the articles, NO new info about Polaris was posted. It was like they where forbidden to put out any info about the competition until the live stream day. AFTER the webcast was done, they finally posted a new article with all the new info.

Funny isn't it?

June 6, 2016 | 06:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"AMD acknowledges IMMEDIATELY the problem and promised to get fixed in next batches. "
Except they didn't follow through, and just kept shipping the faulty pumps until they ran out of stock of them. No general recall issued, too, it was up to individual consumers to identify the issue and contact vendors for replacements (and wait an age for replacements due to supply issues).

June 7, 2016 | 09:37 PM - Posted by failmaster (not verified)

Meh - it's not that bad at all. It's a whisper quiet fan to begin with. The only people who are truly bashing this are AMD fanboys or poor schmucks who are jealous of us rich folks who can afford this stuff day 1. I've got 4 of them (2 different comps)....suck it poor people and jealous twats.

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