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Gigabyte GPU Design Details Emerge About PCB Cracking

An unusual and surprising number of Gigabyte owners have experimented with PCB cracks in their graphics cards. The preliminary case seems to be limited to the GeForce RTX 30 series (Ampere). However, there are claims that the issue also extends to his latest GeForce RTX 40 series (Ada Lovelace), which includes some of the best graphics cards on the market.twitter user 0x catReportedly with PCB design experience, he shares his theories on existing problems.

User feedback, photos, and eBay listings confirm that Gigabyte graphics cards show cracks, mostly near the PCIe lock tab. Modern graphics cards are getting longer and bigger, putting a lot of strain on that area of ​​the PCB. Looking at the graphics card, we can see that a good portion of the heatsink extends beyond the PCIe connector. However, that is only part of the cause of the problem. 0xcats hypothesizes this issue and we agree with his analysis.

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