Nvidia was recently embroiled in the melted 16-pin connector debacle, but things are heating up for AMD right now. According to reports and user feedback, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX gets extremely hot, with hotspots reaching 110 degrees Celsius. As a result, one of AMD’s prominent partners, PowerColor, has issued a call for users to report him. reddit (opens in new tab) As such, the details can be sent to AMD for further investigation.
So far, the 110C hotspot phenomenon has only affected MBA (made by AMD) or reference Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards, whether purchased directly from AMD or one of the chipmaker’s partners. seems to give There have been no reports of this issue occurring in custom designs, suggesting a potential design flaw in the reference cooler. But don’t rush ahead. Whether or not a junction temperature of 110 degrees Celsius is within the specs of the Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards is a million dollar question. I contacted AMD to confirm. However, I haven’t heard from the chipmaker yet, probably due to holidays.
There is precedent for Radeon graphics cards reaching 110C, which is in line with AMD’s specs. If you don’t remember, the normal junction temperature for Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards such as the Radeon RX 5700 XT was 110C.
“Instead of setting conservative ‘worst case’ throttling temperatures for the entire die, the Radeon RX 5700 series GPUs can detect 110 ‘hotspots’ or ‘junctions’ from any of the many sensors available. ” continue to opportunistically and aggressively ramp the clock until the temperature is reached. Celsius. It is expected to operate at junction temperatures of up to 110C during normal gaming usage, which is within spec,” AMD said. blog post (opens in new tab) 3 years ago.
In addition to junction temperature, it is essential to look at edge temperature to determine if there is an underlying problem. Edge temperature corresponds to the temperature measured at the edge of the silicon. As such, it is an excellent indicator of rising pressure conditions. A low value means there is adequate mounting pressure. “If the card hits GPU edge temps of 90°, 110 hotspots are within spec…if 110 he hits at 70 edge, it’s not ideal,” he said in charge of AMD. commented. reddit (opens in new tab).
AMD has already said that its GPU team is investigating the issue. It is imperative to assess if high temperatures are the cause of thermal throttling, causing your graphics card to drop below its rated clock speed. Note that AMD only guarantees base clock speeds for graphics cards.
Meanwhile, owners are reportedly either RMAing or returning their Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards. However, the feedback has been mixed.and reddit thread (opens in new tab)some said AMD accepted the RMA, while others claimed the chipmaker refused the RMA and refund.
Some user reports say that re-pasting on Radeon RX 7900 XTX fixes the issue, but it doesn’t fix it 100%.there is hypothesis (opens in new tab) Cooler cold plate not flat. This explains why the thermal interface material (TIM) appears thicker in the center of the die than at the edges.one Editor (opens in new tab) Suggested that a graphite thermal pad could fix the problem. This is interesting because AMD chose to use thermal pads on his Radeon graphics cards from the previous generation. As such, it’s unclear why the chipmaker adopted his TIM in his RDNA 3. In any case, we do not recommend removing the cooler as it may void your warranty. Your only options at the moment are to wait for AMD’s guidance or try to RMA him of the graphics card, but if the card proves to be working as expected, the latter would be a fruitless attempt. increase.