GeForce RTX 2070 with 16 GB of RAM, but at home?

Some professional preparation, a heat gun, a soldering iron, a couple of other tools, new 2GB chips, and the fun can begin.

Nickname on the CIP YouTube channel Russian clerk, under a rather sophisticated maneuver, undertook nothing less than to double the amount of on-board memory from 8 to 16 GB on a Palit GeForce RTX 2070.

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Of course, this requires some serious preparation, but our hero managed to get a leaked diagram of an NVIDIA RTX 2080 PCB that outlined how to configure the PG180 board to support 16GB of VRAM. Although the documentation obtained did not belong to the RTX 2070, it was enough to give the man who wanted to experiment the knowledge needed for the mod.

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The original 1 GB Micron chips removed with a heat gun were replaced by 2 GB Samsung chips purchased from AliExpress for 15,000 rubles (~ 60,000 forints), but some resistors even had to be reconfigured on the back of the printed circuit board to make these chips really handle the operating table couch 2070.

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After the procedure was over and the iron was blown in, the card successfully made its way to Windows, and as can be seen in the included GPU-Z screenshot, the controller recognized the Samsung memories. I’m glad that when the VGA returned from reduced maximum load (Furmark) to reduced clock speed, the system crashed and a black screen came to an end due to a sudden 1950/1965 MHz GPU frequency surge.

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This is probably due to a bug in the firmware caused by the new chips, but whatever the truth, we have certainly witnessed a commendable gun fact and the reality of previous rumors that NVIDIA originally planned to produce the 16GB RTX 2000s, seems to be getting stronger. Those interested can watch the video review, and although it is in Russian, the generated English subtitles – we weren’t very accurate though – they can help a little in the interpretation.

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