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Following a bit of confusion stemming from discrepancies between its official and international product galleries, MSI has released images (via Guru of 3D) that confirm what the PCBs and capacitor configurations for its GeForce RTX 3080/3090 GAMING TRIO X TRIO and VENTUS 3X models should look like for prospective purchasers.

The company has also released a statement urging current owners to update to NVIDIA’s new GeForce Game Ready 456.55 WHQL driver, which reportedly solves the crashing and instability issues plaguing certain third-party GeForce RTX 3080 models.

“MSI became aware of reports from customers, reviewers, and system integrators that there may be instability when GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards core clocks exceeded a certain amount,” the company wrote. “The latest GeForce driver (456.55) includes fixes for the issue. As such, MSI recommends owners of GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards update to the latest driver release which can be downloaded from the NVIDIA GeForce website.”

“MSI stands behind its design decisions for its GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards catalog which consists of GAMING models and VENTUS models. MSI utilizes a mixed capacitor grouping in its designs to benefit from the strengths of both SP-Caps and MLCCs. All MSI GeForce RTX 30 Series cards that have shipped out since the beginning of production, which include media review samples, feature the PCB configurations as shown in the updated images below.”

“MSI would like to express its appreciation to customers, reviewers, and system integrators that raised awareness to the issue, and to NVIDIA for the cooperation in quickly resolving the problem.”

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  1. So the "fix" is a driver that locks top speed under 2ghz?

    But if I read that right, MSI has the correct capacitor config anyway right?

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