Friday October 21, 2016

Firmware Updates Available For GTX 1070 Memory Issues

After a little detective work by the folks at Guru3D, it looks as though some manufacturers are rolling out firmware updates to address memory issues on graphics cards equipped with Micron memory.

GeForce GTX 1070 cards fitted with Samsung memory do not have any issues, however some manufacturers have or switched towards Micron chips, and these are the culprit of the reported issues. Especially during overclocking of the graphics memory problems will appear fast with bad results like checkerboard patterns. The problem is was found in the the speed of the voltage adjustment from the low power idle P-States to support the memory voltage requirements under load. If you can keep the idle voltage above 0.800V before you apply the overclock you never see the issue.