We have new details about the problem with the cooling system of the GeForce GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition. Yes, that’s the reference model referred as “Premium”. The problem with the cooling solution fan is that, it starts running much faster without any particular reason accelerating from 2000 RPM to 3000 RPM regardless of high temperature or load on the GPU, which generates annoying noise. According to NVIDIA itself, they have found the solution and they will fix it with new graphics drivers. To be exact, these drivers should arrive next week, just before the launch of GeForce GTX 1070 (June 10).
Upcoming Drivers Will Solve Fan Issue With GeForce GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition
Update 6/1/16 – We are testing a driver fix to address the random spin up/down fan issue.
Update 6/2/16 – Driver fix so far has passed internal testing. Fix will be part of our next driver release.
Despite this fix, the other problem is still not solved, we are talking about the existence of a fault in the design of this cooling system which would not allow optimal cooling to suck enough air, hence we seeing a GPU cost almost $799 reaching 85 ° C while the GeForce GTX 1080 customized by NVIDIA’s AIB partners are up to 30° C cooler, faster and last but not least, cheaper too.