And regarding "you get what you pay for" well.....let us not forget the RTX Space Invaders artifacting.
And that could have been issues with first-gen GDDR6 memory, or it could have been a flaw in the silicon. All we know for certain is that the exceptional reports of issues disappeared after 6 months.
Remember the first GDDR5 card from ATI, the HD 4870? That had a bug where if you changed the memory clock dynamically, the video would flicker onscreen. IT was never determined who was at fault (buggy memory controller on the chip, or could have been bugs in early GDDR5 chips), and ATI papered over the issue by using full memory clocks at idle.
Thy still didn't fix it with a core revision (4890), which points back to the memory hips being at-fault
They also didn't fix it in the 4770 40nm die shrink
They finally fixed it a year after the 4870 , with the 5870.
We never found out what was the cause because ATI was the only maker of early GDDR5 video cards, and they're not about to officially acknowledge the existence of a hardware error (especially if they can't easily tell the cause, and it's tough enough that it will have to wait for their next product.) Instead, they hacked around the issue.
You can't really poke holes in a few bits and pieces or RTX + GDDR6, and hope to find gold. If Space Invaders was a serious long-term issue, they would have enough to take NVIDIA to court, like the GTX 970. But the drivers themselves have been a lot better experience than Navi.We also don't have to wait 6 more months for Big Navi to be available (you can get that today.)