NVIDIA Releases Firmware Update Tool for GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 to Address Black Screen Issues at Boot

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NVIDIA has released a firmware update tool for DisplayID to improve compatibility with monitors that utilize the ubiquitous VESA standard. The update appears to address an annoying issue that many GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 owners have been experiencing, whereby the BIOS splash and boot-up sequence won’t appear on the display if the graphics cards are connected via DisplayPort rather than HDMI or DVI. A direct link to NVIDIA’s GPU firmware update tool for DisplayID can be found here.


The DisplayID specification provides enhanced display capabilities. To ensure compatibility with monitors using DisplayID, an update to the NVIDIA GPU firmware may be required.

Without the update, systems that are connected to a DisplayPort monitor using DisplayID could experience blank screens on boot until the OS loads. This update should only be applied if blank screens are occurring on boot.

Users who are experiencing blank screens are advised to try the following:

  • Boot using DVI or HDMI
  • Boot using a different monitor
  • Change boot mode from UEFI to Legacy
  • Boot using an alternate graphics source (secondary or integrated graphics card)

Source: NVIDIA

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