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Nvidia
Founding date April 5th, 1993
Device type(s) GPU

This page is an overview of Nvidia products and repair guides for them.

Nvidia is a designer of graphics cards for desktop computers, mobile devices, and their own custom SoCs. Nvidia primarily creates reference GPU designs which are then extended and mass-produced by their board partners, however they also sell GPUs to end consumers under the Founders Edition label.

Products[edit | edit source]

Desktop Graphics Cards[edit | edit source]

This list omits ancient generations unlikely to be encountered in semi-modern systems.

Fermi[edit | edit source]

GTX 400-500 series

Name Guides Additional Information
GT 420
GT 430
GT 440
GTS 450
GTX 460
GTX 470
GTX 480
GT 520
GT 530
GTX 550
GTX 550Ti
GTX 560
GTX560Ti
GTX 570
GTX 580
GTX 590

Kepler[edit | edit source]

GTX 600-700 series (excluding 745, 750/Ti)

Name Guides Additional Information
GT 630
GT 635
GT 640
GTX 645
GTX 650
GTX 650Ti
GTX 660
GTX 660Ti
GTX 670
GTX 680
GTX 690
GT 710
GT 720
GT 730
GT 740
GTX 760
GTX 760Ti
GTX 770
GTX 780
GTX 780 Ti
GTX Titan (Kepler)
GTX Titan Z (Kepler)

Maxwell[edit | edit source]

GTX 900 series (including 745, 750/Ti)

Name Repair Guides Additional information
GTX 745
GTX 750
GTX 750Ti
GTX 960
GTX 970
GTX 980
GTX 980Ti
GTX Titan X (Maxwell)

Pascal[edit | edit source]

GTX 1000 series

Name Repair Guides Additional Information
GT 1030
GTX 1050
GTX 1050Ti
GTX 1060
GTX 1070
GTX 1070Ti
GTX 1080
GTX 1080Ti
GTX Titan X (Pascal)
GTX Titan Xp (Pascal)

Turing[edit | edit source]

RTX 2000 series, GTX 1600 series

Name Repair Guides Additional Information
GTX 1630
GTX 1650
GTX 1650Ti
GTX 1650 Super
GTX 1660
GTX 1660Ti
GTX 1660 Super
RTX 2060
RTX 2060 Super
RTX 2070
RTX 2070 Super
RTX 2080
RTX 2080Ti
RTX 2080 Super
RTX Titan

Ampere[edit | edit source]

RTX 3000 series

Name Repair Guides Additional Information
RTX 3060
RTX 3060Ti
RTX 3070
RTX 3070Ti
RTX 3080
RTX 3080Ti
RTX 3090

Legacy page[edit | edit source]

Code Name Marketing Name Guides
Fermi GeForce GTX 400 series, GeForce GTX 500 series
Kepler GeForce GTX 600 series, GeForce GTX (760, 760 Ti, 770, 780, 780 Ti)
Maxwell GeForce GTX 900 series, GeForce GTX (745, 750, 750 Ti)
Pascal GeForce GTX 1000 series (excluding later GTX 1600 series)
Volta NVIDIA Titan V
Turing GeForce RTX 2000 series, GeForce GTX 1600 series
Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 series

Memory Diagnosis with MATS/MODS[edit | edit source]

Symptoms: Graphical output is corrupted or missing or the monitor outputs backlight with no picture.

When video memory fails -depending on the damage-, can cause crashing, artifacts, un-stability, or just prevents the GPU from outputting a video in the first place.

Why VRAM fails in the first place? Well, there are multiple possibilities. It could be that it's a manufacturing error or VRAM kept running too hot for too long (i.e. mining with badly cooled cards) or in some cases the VRAM was overvolted which degrades the silicon over time.

Nvidia has a proprietary software tool called MODS (Nvidia MOdular Diagnostic Software) which has a standalone VRAM test called MATS. How to use MATS can be found below.

BIOS Flashing[edit | edit source]

Symptoms: Graphics card fans spin but no output.

Often a dead graphics card can be brought back to life by reflashing the appropriate VBIOS image to its ROM chip. Occasionally end users will flash a buggy BIOS image with the aim of improving performance or for special applications such as power optimized cryptocurrency mining. If users flash a bad BIOS, they often lack the expertise to restore a working image.

Depending on the damage it may be necessary to remove the BIOS ROM chip from the GPU to flash it using a standalone programmer.

Clean reinstall of GPU drivers[edit | edit source]

Sometimes GPU drivers are faulty or conflict, and uninstalling them from device manager might not be enough.

If Windows reinstalls or updates to a faulty GPU driver you might need to use a diagcab file.