Fears about the number of defectives on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphic card are growing: the number of failed and breaking video cards from early buyers is growing. Some complain about problems with image output, artifacts and instability immediately after installation, while others begin to show similar signs of degradation after a few days, despite the lack of manual overclocking or voltage manipulation.
NVIDIA's recently released RTX Turing video cards are the most powerful consumer graphics accelerators ever built, supporting new gaming features like Intelligent Full Screen Antialiasing (DLSS) and ray tracing. Nevertheless, the increase in productivity in traditional rasterization as compared with the previous generation was not too great, and excessive expectations and high prices left many at a loss. A few weeks after the video cards became widely available, quality issues seemed to be added to previous questions.
In the NVIDIA forums, topics about dead and dying RTX 2080 Ti cards appeared on the NVIDIA forums over the past few weeks, with almost every thread containing several pages with hundreds of comments complaining about crashes, black screens, blue death screens, artifacts and just non-working cards. There are some reports of problems with the RTX 2080, but most of the comments relate to the 2080 Ti problem accelerators.
Reddit branches on a similar topic also appeared: they describe in detail the RMA process (authorization of faulty equipment upon return), which many users are now going through. However, some owners who have been replaced by NVIDIA have been forced to return it as well. This may indicate some architectural flaws.
It seems that the problems affect primarily the first editions of the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition, although some owners of third-party accelerators Gigabyte and ASUS also report failures and problems with their new graphics accelerators. It is quite possible that we are not talking about any particular mass phenomenon, but, nevertheless, such behavior of even a relatively small part of accelerators worth $ 1000 raises some questions.
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