Recently, there has been some discussion about the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 series.
During our mass production QC testing, we discovered a full 6 POSCAPs solution cannot pass real-world applications testing. It took almost a week of R&D effort to find the cause and reduce the POSCAPs to 4 and add 20 MLCC caps prior to shipping production boards, this is why the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 series was delayed at launch. There were no 6 POSCAP production EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 boards shipped.
But, due to the time crunch, some of the reviewers were sent a pre-production version with 6 POSCAPs, we are working with those reviewers directly to replace their boards with production versions.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 series with 5 POSCAPs + 10 MLCC solution is matched with the XC3 spec without issues.
Also, note that EVGA has updated the product pictures (above) at EVGA.com to reflect the production components that shipped to gamers and enthusiasts since day 1 of the product launch.
What do we think?
Once you receive the AIB, you can compare for yourself; EVGA says it stands behind its products.