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Improper mining and maintenance, the reason for the failure of RX 6800/6900 cards

Improper mining and maintenance, the reason for the failure of RX 6800/6900 cards

If you remember, a few weeks ago the KrisFix YouTube page, which belongs to a professional graphics card repair center in Germany, published a video in which it announced the widespread failure of AMD’s Radeon RX 6800/6900 graphics cards. It seems that these cards were damaged beyond repair just a few days after purchase without any clear reason.

The reason for failure of Radeon RX 6800/6900 cards is mining…?

After asking the owners of the cards, KrisFix realized that the type of use of the cards at the time of the failure was not particularly related to the failure, and the owners of the cards used them for various purposes. But there was one thing in common among all affected graphics cards; All of them used the latest driver available for RX 6000 RDNA 2 graphics cards.

As KrisFix reviews have shown, the sudden failure of Radeon RX 6800/6900 graphics cards has nothing to do with the driver used, and the fact that all cards have the same driver does not make a difference in the occurrence of failure. But these cards have another very interesting commonality; Most of these cards were purchased from the same dealer and used, and very, very likely. They have been used for “mining”.

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Mining alone is not the reason for the failure of these cards, and even now, many gamers around the world use thousands of mined graphics card devices on a daily basis without any problems. Besides mining, the factor that caused the failure of these RX 6800/6900 cards is their improper maintenance. Long-term storage of a large number of graphics cards in halls without proper ventilation and with high humidity will cause processor substrate cracks and their permanent destruction.

It is interesting that KrisFix did more than 150 hours of testing and checking on the cards of this series (from reference to custom) to find out the cause of the failure of these cards and did not reach a specific result. He was only able to find out the cause of the failure when he talked more with the owners of the cards and asked for more details about the cards.

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