Some RTX 4090/4080 graphics cards may display a blank screen at system startup. Fortunately, NVIDIA has finally identified and resolved this problem, although it does so by updating the firmware.
This problem appears unsolvable with a driver update, which would be ineffective because the problem occurs when the operating system is still loading. As a result, an upgrade to the firmware was necessary.
The NVIDIA website has been updated to allow firmware download. The tool will analyze your GPU for compatibility and then direct you through the upgrade procedure.
The Update Tool is compatible with the GeForce RTX 4090 and the newly launched RTX 4080 GPUs.
NVIDIA GPU UEFI Firmware Update Tool
To ensure compatibility with certain UEFI SBIOSes, an update to the NVIDIA GPU firmware may be required. Without the update, graphics cards in certain motherboards that are in UEFI mode could experience blank screens on boot until the OS loads. This update should only be applied if blank screens are occurring on boot.
Click here to download the NVIDIA GPU UEFI Firmware Update Tool v1.2.
The NVIDIA GPU Firmware Update Tool will detect whether the firmware update is needed, and if needed, will give the user the option to update it.
If you are currently experiencing a blank screen, please try one of the following workarounds in order to run the tool:
- Ensure you are using the latest SBIOS from your motherboard vendor
- Change boot mode from UEFI to Legacy/CSM
- Boot using an alternate graphics source (secondary card or integrated graphics)
Once you have the tool downloaded, please run the tool and follow the on-screen instructions. Ensure all apps are closed before running the tool and make sure no OS updates are pending in the background. This tool can be used with Founders Edition as well as partner cards.
GeForce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080