PowerColor RX 7900 XTX Red Devil cards may suffer from high GPU temperatures due to incorrect application of thermal compound

PowerColor reacts to Radeon RX 7900 XTX Purple Satan hotspot factor

Igor’sLAB found out a topic with PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 XTX Purple Satan. 

The Purple Satan is PowerColor’s flagship fashion in line with an air-cooler. The corporate additionally provides a water-cooled model referred to as Liquid Satan.

It didn’t take a lot time for Igor to note the cardboard suffers from high-temperature factor. A double-digit delta between moderate GPU temperature and the hotspot is not anything strange. The reference RX 7900 XTX card has 18 to 19 Kelvin distinction whilst Sapphire’s Nitro+ is round 22K, notes Igor. Then again, PowerColor Purple Satan had a 30K distinction, which suggests there may be obviously a topic. For the Purple Satan, that’s a distinction between 80°C and 110°C.

PowerColor RX 7900 XT Purple Satan manufacturing unit thermal grease software, Supply: Igor’sLAB

The cardboard used to be disassembled and Igor showed that the thermal paste had asymmetric distribution at the die. There have been spaces the place there used to be no paste in any respect, obviously appearing that there used to be a topic with software. He temporarily reapplied the thermal paste the right kind means and assembled the cardboard again. This made an enormous distinction for the temperature, getting rid of the problem. The common GPU temperature lowered from 80°C to 75°C whilst the hotspot temperature had a considerable drop to 93-95°C. 

PowerColor RX 7900 XT Purple Satan hotspot factor (prior to and after repaste), Supply: Igor’sLAB

After all, the reviewer reached out to PowerColor to record at the drawback and the corporate has already issued a brief commentary. PowerColor confirms there used to be a topic with the manufacturing line. The corporate guarantees to enforce new thermal grease and alter how the cooler used to be put in. The corporate claims that this factor affected a small share of the playing cards, however it’s unclear if the similar drawback can have affected different fashions that have been at the similar manufacturing line. Igor claims that the problem isn’t remoted.

We have now known a topic on our manufacturing line the place some playing cards are experiencing upper scorching spot temperatures than standard. We verified that this occurs to a small share of the entire output, and we’re already within the technique of changing the thermal grease. With the brand new enter from IgorLabs we also are verifying if converting the way in which we mount the cooler onto the cardboard provides to progressed thermal efficiency . We’re running to unravel this factor as temporarily as imaginable to make sure that our consumers obtain most effective the best quality merchandise. If somebody is experiencing this factor, please achieve out to [email protected]

— PowerColor on RX 7900XTX Purple Satan hotspot factor

PowerColor invited Igor’sLAB staff for a manufacturing unit excursion in Taiwan all the way through Computex. Expectantly, this may result in progressed manufacturing high quality of latest graphics playing cards.

Supply: Igor’sLAB

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