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Are RTX 2080 ti cards that prone to failure?

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I just looked at the buyers' feedback on NewEgg for the EVGA version and the comments are discouraging. 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487401&Description=EVGA etc 2080 ti&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&ignorebbr=1&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

It's true that unhappy buyers are more likely to post online comments, but the level of failing boards is remarkable. And the price is still about $500 too high for my budget. Even with that size of a theoretical discount, I'd be afraid to take a chance on a 2080.

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That's the same GPU I'm using.  I'm seeing performance at par with a pair of $800 1080Ti GPUs in SLI with a lot less hassle.

Not sure that 10 bad reviews (and not necessarily 10 unique reviews) is a meaningful trend, given the volume of sales nVidia must have.  What I am confident of is eVGA's support if something goes wrong.  I had a bad GTX275 a long time ago in a place far, far away, and they didn't have any replacements in stock at the time, so they sent me a dual-GPU GTX295 that cost more than double the original card.

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Considering that's 10 out of 21 responders and most of the bad reviews are the recent ones, I'd say it's not a good sign. I don't know if the EVGA forums are behind a sign-in wall but the last time I looked there, there seemed to be a higher level of hardware complaints than I can ever remember for previous generations of graphics cards. I've had EVGA graphics cards for about 9 generations now, to go along with their PSUs and mobos, all of which have been bulletproof. At one point in time, EVGA had a lifetime replacement warranty. But then it kept getting shorter and shorter. I guess that the good news is that the 2080s seem to be failing earlier rather than later.

https://forums.evga.com/EVGA-GeForce-20-Series-f107.aspx

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Given the large amount of smoke out there....I do suspect that there is indeed a fire. I don't know if we will ever know the truth about how they got this entire 2080 thing so wrong. I did a much needed upgrade and just could not make myself pull the trigger on this release. I actually paid way too much for a 1080TI but at least I felt like it would have a better chance of lasting more than 2 days or 2 weeks. I am lucky in that I only fly GA into smaller airfields and so the 1080TI is doing a good job for now. At this point we just have to hope that the 3080s and 4080s get back on track. It still kind of makes my head spin when I think about companies this size trying to pull of a slight of hand trick like RTX hocus-pocus instead of quality control.


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Not really fair to have a go at evga directly, rtx has been failing all over no matter what brand. At least with evga the rma process is painless!

 

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29 minutes ago, jabloomf1230 said:

Considering that's 10 out of 21 responders and most of the bad reviews are the recent ones, I'd say it's not a good sign. I don't know if the EVGA forums are behind a sign-in wall but the last time I looked there, there seemed to be a higher level of hardware complaints than I can ever remember for previous generations of graphics cards. I've had EVGA graphics cards for about 9 generations now, to go along with their PSUs and mobos, all of which have been bulletproof. At one point in time, EVGA had a lifetime replacement warranty. But then it kept getting shorter and shorter. I guess that the good news is that the 2080s seem to be failing earlier rather than later.

https://forums.evga.com/EVGA-GeForce-20-Series-f107.aspx

If you look at their 10-series subforum, it looks much the same over time.  And the 900-series boards had their share of haters, too.  There are always going to be some failures, and some unhappy/disgruntled customers.  And there are also some people posting about problems with GPUs that turn out to be unstable CPU overclocks, bad system memory, weak/under-spec PSUs, etc.

After looking through some of the similar unhappy posting history on the 10-series boards, I'm not convinced the 2080Ti rollout is anything abnormal in comparison.

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11 minutes ago, w6kd said:

If you look at their 10-series subforum, it looks much the same over time.  And the 980 boards had their share of haters, too.  There are always going to be some failures, and some unhappy/disgruntled customers.  And there are also some people posting about problems with GPUs that turn out to be unstable CPU overclocks, bad system memory, weak/under-spec PSUs, etc.

After looking through some of the similar unhappy posting history on the 10-series boards, I'm not convinced the 2080Ti rollout is anything abnormal in comparison.

Regards

That is all true. When I was trying to decide on what to do, I noticed that the users in the forums like AVSIM were very out spoken and positive about the 1080TI as well as hardware reviews. I admit that the 2080s are new and less of a track record, but the trend was quite the other way. Only time will tell but, it has been an interesting ride!. LOL

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Well I bought a 2080 Ti (Asus Dual) and it ran for one day and then shorted out in a pretty spectacular fashion...blue sparks and smoke.  It was very pretty.  So based on a random sample of one, I'm not impressed.

On that day I had the fastest GPU in the world.  Now I have the fastest GPU in the world that doesn't blow up.

 

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No problems here......


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18 minutes ago, nhall72 said:

On that day I had the fasted GPU in the world.  Now I have the fastest GPU in the world that doesn't blow up.

Sorry you got a bad one but that is funny!


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