The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 has been greated with tons of enthusiasm by the gaming community. Alas, the card does have a small problem that has been plaguing early adopters. In the official GeForce forums numerous buyers are complaining about the fan, which enjoys acting up. The fan of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition - using the reference cooler - can tend to switch up to 2,800 rpm, without the card necessarily being under load, or getting hot. Depending on the card, the fan can suddenly rotate between 2,000 to 3,000 revolutions per minute. Gamers are reporting the problem occurs regardless of the GPU temperature. Software tools from manufacturers, such as MSI Afterburner, also don't offer any sort of cure. Apparently the problem occurs regardless of the manufacturer, and thus seems to be a general problem of all Founders Edition cards.
As a matter of course, NVIDIA took a closer look and clarified the problem in its GeForce forum. Thankfully for NVIDIA the fan spinning up and down is not a hardware problem, as many were quick to believe, but a bug in the current drivers. The graphics company has already found a solution and is carrying out various internal tests. Any users experiencing problems with the fan of their new GeForce GTX 1080 acting up and being noisey only need to wait a bit. A new driver will be rolled out shortly, addressing the problem. NVIDIA still has to say just exactly when the new driver will appear, but seing the GeForce GTX 1070 will appear on 10 June, one can presume the company is likely to publish a new driver within the release timeframe.