NVIDIA did it again. When it comes to the memory bandwidth they already cheated the customers with the faulty 3.5GB memory on a 4GB GTX 970 graphics card. They have again come to the same category but this time with the new generation GTX 1070. Over a past few days, the rumor has been made up with the NVIDIA GTX 1070 Graphics cards’ memory issue. The users have already reported that the card has a poor overclocking memory, has flickering issues, visual glitches, crashes, and stability issues as well.
The main reason has been said to be a faulty memory voltage issue that affects the GeForce GTX 1070 cards rendering the 8gbps Micron memory chips unstable. Several manufacturers already confirmed the memory issues can be replaced and solved by the BIOS update inside of the cards. Already three manufacturers posted the BIOS update links on their respective websites regarding the memory issue. EVGA, Gainward, and Palit already did it.
Gigabyte and MSI are using the Samsung and Micron GDDR5 memory bandwidth in their different GTX 1070 models. They have promised to provide the BIOS updates soon to resolve this problem. Out of the scene, Asus, Galax, PNY and Zotac will also provide the significant statements regarding this issue if the users will claim the fact reportedly.
If you are a GTX 1070 owner and are facing this memory problem, you can check your card’s model and do the survey of availability on GPU Z Utility.