In a statement, Zotac has reassured owners and potential buyers that there are no hardware-level discrepancies with its RTX 30 series graphics cards. The vendor basically asked users to install the latest NVIDIA drivers as they include fixes to most of the crashes being experienced by users. Furthermore, the company claims that its cards have undergone stringent testing and should work as intended.
Dear Valued Customers, We have seen many reports from users of GeForce RTX 3080 (including the 3080 Trinity) graphics cards crashing during gaming. A new GeForce driver version 456.55 has been released and we urge all to re-install your graphics card drivers as we believe it should improve stability. We would like to reassure our customers who either have a ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card on hand or have placed an order in your local retailer or etailer to continue having confidence in us and our products. Our graphics cards have undergone stringent testing and quality controls in design and manufacturing to ensure safety and great performance. At ZOTAC, product quality and your satisfaction are always very important to us. Please contact your local service center or our support team in case you need help or have further questions relating to our products. Thank you for your continued support!Source
From what we know about the new drivers, they basically reduce the power and voltage resulting in lower boost clock peaks, thereby reducing the performance by a small percentage. Considering that Zotac’s Trinity cards use only POSCAPs, this means that they should be some of the slowest AIB cards. The AMP and AMP Extreme models should, however, use a mixed POSCAP and MLCC configuration.
Meanwhile, MSI has also issued a statement on the matter explaining that the company uses a mix of POSCAPs and MLCCs in its RTX 30 series graphics cards and there isn’t any need to update the PCB. However, unlike Zotac, MSI uses MLCCs in all its GPUs, with most of them having a 1:2 ratio:
The cheaper models like the Ventus 3x and Gaming Trio use five POSCAPs and one MLCC, while the other two have four POSCAPs and two MLCCs.