EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Catching Fire Footage
Just recently we talked about the EVGA GTX 1070s and 1080s catching fire. This was due to the lack of cooling on these cards because of which the VRMs would fail and after being under constant thermal stress would catch fire. Here we have the footage of that happening to an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW edition and it is nothing cool to look at.
It should be noted that the power connector for the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW has not been plugged in and this could be due to the power draw from the motherboard. It is hard to say at this point why this happened. People have been posting about this issue on the EVGA forum as well as Reddit and other social media sites for a few days now and no one seems to be happy about what is going on.
Michael Duncan is the guy who has made this video and he claims that the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW edition was working just fine and he had bought it over a month ago but one day when he pushed his PC’s power button it would not boot. That is when he started trouble shooting his PC components individually and the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW edition caught fire when he was filming.
EVGA has taken full responsibility for not only this GPU but all GPUs that have this issue and they have said that damage will be covered. Furthermore, we have the following statement from the company:
“lack of VRAM and VRM cooling was an oversight and will cover any damaged hardware under warranty. The company has already taken steps to address concerns and is now installing VRM thermal pads in all graphics cards coming off the production line”
What do you think about the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW edition catching fire?