Asus TUF X570-Plus UEFI vs Nvidia GPU

Upgraded partially to a new PC build in hopes of getting a Nvidia RTX 3080 which.. I am still waiting as you might have guessed if you have even remotely followed the release of it.

When I had everything in place the Windows install process was delayed by at least 30 minutes while I tried to figure out why the motherboard LED reported an issue with VGA, meaning my graphics card of Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8GB.

Because of that I wasn’t unable to enter BIOS / UEFI to add Windows install media USB stick to boot menu. And trying to just boot to USB automatically without setting a boot option didn’t work either. Both of those just caused GPU hang and a black screen, with VGA faulty light on the motherboard.

I attempted to fix it by plugging in HDMI and DVI cables to use another monitor but I never actually unplugged Displayport cable. Which turns out was the cause after all and waste of time.

After unplugging my graphics card and re-seating it back to the motherboard I managed to go to get to Windows install screen but without access to BIOS / UEFI even after the install was done. All attempts to access that just caused a black screen, and then Windows logon screen.

I tried searching for information about that issue and only managed to find this, https://www.igorslab.de/en/drama-baby-asus-tuf-gaming-x570-plus-bios-nightmare-and-uefi-vs-geforce-trx-2060-super-10/. And that didn’t provide any additional information to me but shows the issue I was having quite clearly.

So I ended up asking Asus support about that via email. But before I received a reply I found the solution to the issue from here https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?119042-First-Boot-Black-Screen-Issues-READ-THIS!. Which indicates that the issue is only for Nvidia GeForce 700, 900, 10 and apparently 20 series of which 20 series isn’t listed on the firmware upgrade page, at least yet. Cannot confirm or deny if the issue is present on 30 series cards because haven’t been able to purchase one as of writing this. And the issue is that the newer Displayport 1.3 and 1.4 wont work out of the box with this particular motherboard.

After performing the fix listed in the Asus forum the issue was fully resolved and I could enter BIOS / UEFI.

And the issue itself makes me wonder why is that firmware update so well hidden by Nvidia and not included in other update packages. For example I update graphics drivers very often and just a month prior to ordering new parts for this build I had updated the firmware with an update package from Gigabyte whos graphics card I am using currently.

Almost got a 3080 on the launch day

I am in the same boat as 98% others who wanted to buy Nvidia RTX 3080. Didn’t get one on the launch day.

Around 15 minutes before sale start the site already reported that it was out of stock, then went to different wording saying the same thing of being out of stock. And then almost two hours after sale was supposed to start I managed to add one in cart.

I got all the way to billing information step until the site crashed giving out HTTP errors 503 and 504.

After the errors 503 and 504 when the site recovered it brought me back to cart and said my cart was empty. I tried going back to main Nvidia site but it said out of stock so couldn’t add one to my cart. Then I tried using the back button on my browser but it kept bringing me back to the empty cart.

I wish the store would reserve the products in cart in case the site crashes, makes me feel robbed that I actually had one in cart and still didn’t manage to get it.

The worst thing in all of this was that I decided to purchase the founders edition and only Nvidia store sells it.

The other retailers in Finland started selling the card a whole hour before Nvidia. And those sold out in 10 minutes anyway.

Nvidia store restocks on the founders edition cards on Monday 21.09.2020, hopefully I have better luck then. But even with luck the estimated time previous stock sold out was just 30 seconds or less.

Update

https://uk.pcmag.com/graphic-cards/128682/how-a-bot-bought-dozens-of-rtx-3080-units-before-consumers-could-grab-them

https://uk.pcmag.com/graphic-cards/128692/nvidia-signals-rtx-3080-founders-edition-will-be-back-in-stock-next-week

Toxicity of the day 07.09.2020

Was playing Dead by Daylight and after the game had ended someone tried to blame it on the team that he died. When no one reacted they possible thought that we either had chat disabled or left the game.

So to get that message 100% heard they turned to Steam profile commenting.

First, the game is intended to play as survive at all costs without hinting towards playing as a team. So that isn’t even required part to this game.

Second, it’s not particularly competitive game either, even if it does feature an online ranking. Which is in the process of being hidden from other players and made meaningless through other pending updates. Even thought it already is meaningless since it only represents how much of the game you play monthly.

Player name: 3,93€

Steam profile permanent link: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198310187735

Just stop doing this to others, online or offline. Please.

Toxicity of the day 24.08.2020

Was playing Dead by Daylight and someone who I was in the same game with added me on Steam. After I accepted the invite they only sent me one message and deleted me right away after that.

All I did in that game was to kill the survivors while slightly giving them more chances of escaping by not “tryharding”, whatever that word means..

Someone did disconnect very early on from the game, I didn’t see, chase, hit or hook the person who disconnected.

Often when someone disconnects early on the game tends to lean towards farming points which I find very boring and time consuming, usually giving less bloodpoints compared to normal games also due to lack of chases.

I do sometimes farm if I have already played a lot of games previously but if I start farming right at the start of my play session it usually kills my flow and I don’t have any will to continue playing for much longer.

And in this case it was early in my session so.. Didn’t farm.

My will to farm bloodpoints on disconnects has been going down a lot because people disconnect when they are losing making the game often a free win for the killer. I don’t want a free win or to farm, I just want to play the game. Stop disconnecting on purpose and just take the loss.

The person who sent me that message on Steam has played this game for a lot of hours, surely you can accept a loss by now? Just calm down, it’s only a game.

Screenshot showing the play hours of the person. Note that the profile page is only visible to friends and I had opened it before he deleted me from his friends.

Player name: jeremy

Steam profile permanent link: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198098073287

Just stop doing this to others, online or offline. Please.

Toxicity of the day 31.07.2020

This what you unfortunately have to be exposed to when playing multiplayer video games online if you leave the chat ability turned on and only is one example of many.

Options for text and voice chat

Player name: KaFFa

Steam profile permanent link: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198306656185

Member of FrostFalconsGaming esports group with social links of, https://steamcommunity.com/groups/FrostFalconsGaming, https://www.instagram.com/_ffg_official_/, https://twitter.com/FalconsFrost, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9W569ie-cnApaFZ_SzdTw.

Just stop doing this to others, online or offline. Please.

Toxicity of the day 20.07.2020

This what you unfortunately have to be exposed to when playing multiplayer video games online if you leave the chat ability turned on and only is one example of many.

Options for text and voice chat

Most of the chat which occurred during the game in question

And when I didn’t react or reply to that in any way they probably assumed I had chat turned off and sent me a friend invite on the Steam platform, which I accepted to see what else they had to say to me knowing full well that it was going continue the same style what I got to know while playing against this person.

Steam chat

And I was correct, same thing continued for one more sentence until they decided go to sleep as it was close 3 o’clock in the morning.

The message in Steam friends chat roughly translates to “rare to see someone play as crappy as you play”.

Player name: mape

Steam profile permanent link: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198433924328

Youtube channel permanent link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIaBFdP0uMSfT7hRIHrmOow

Just stop doing this to others, online or offline. Please.