GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FAILS After Gaming for 2 Hours @ [H]

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by FrgMstr, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. toloquta

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    In that case it'd be useful if people took good pictures of their card before sending them in to see if any mods are visible or parts are replaced.
     
  2. Zarathustra[H]

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    Yeah, this is what I was thinking too...
     
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  3. Nytegard

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    The fact that all 3 of my RMAs were within hours of contacting NVidia, and now there are threads on their forums of people waiting over a week to get one makes me really believe that something is seriously wrong.
     
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  4. Slade

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    I had an old 400 series card die via its memory failing. Granted the card ran stupid hot for what it was, but it was artifacting and blue screening like all the descriptions of the 2080ti series posts. It never got "space" invaders types of artifacts, but did get weird snow and items displayed on the desktop.

    I feel like dissecting the remains of that card to see if it had any scorch marks which could be clues to what to look for on the 2080 cards.
     
  5. H2R2P2

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    What clocks are you running on the memory and core?

    I re-watched the Nvidia video and the guy specifically mentioned "core" clocks when talking about overclocking and didnt seem to reference memory speeds at all. I have not had any issues with my 2080ti, and while I have overclocked it right out the gate, I started with core clocks and only did minor adjustments to memory speeds. Maybe this is the reason the auto-tuners dont touch memory speeds?
     
  6. GoodBoy

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    More likely that the demand is so high, that they are keeping little stock on hand for RMA's, in an attempt to fill orders as fast as they can.

    It seems anytime I think to check RTX card stock, all I see is sold out or [Auto-Notify]
     
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  7. -=SOF=-WID99

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    Kyle you have my condolences for your failed card ..i was planning to buy an RTX 2080 \ or ti card by X mas ..but now i think i'll wait ..and glad i voted do not sign the NDA
    [H] reviews are what i use to make my ...... check out this hardware = to buy decisions as i have always found this...... [H]ardOCP = the best tech site on the internet .. keep up the great work

    and i hope Nvidia sends you a working card from your RMA that has zero issues ..i'll be watching for what happens next ..before i buy .. who knows i may go AMD if the rtx series bombs
     
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  8. Vader1975

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    Good on the community for keeping Nvidia honest. Hopefully it helps out a few poor sods in their RMA's.
     
  9. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ard as it Gets

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    these cards were already a hard sell for most people (pricing and too early ray-tracing) but now you add these performance/hardware issues and Nvidia might be in for some hurt...worse then the GTX 970 VRAM marketing issue
     
  10. lostin3d

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    How about "Torturing!"
     
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  11. Azphira

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    I was thinking of ordering the FE or Zotac when they were in stock before the Evga FTW3, my girlfriend was like "don't do it", my boss at work was like "stay the course", glad I listened.

    On a side note my girlfriend was spamming F5 and stalking Jacob Freeman's twitter then messaged me during the 4 minutes that it was in stock so I could grab it.
     
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    That was the last card I upgraded with a bios upgrade.

    :)
     
  16. Crystoff

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    Careful - there was nothing about that in Huang's presentation, and his claims were hardly modest. Or are you just rationalizing?
     
  17. doox00

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    Just submitted RMA for my Asus 2080ti, crash to desktops and now blue screens also happening multiple times a day.
     
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  18. NKD

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    This is widely reported issue now. Not just 10 users. Its a 1200 dollar card. Nvidia certainly could have done better at it. May be they were so overconfident that they wanted to milk the desperate fanboys. What you need to realize is almost all cards are dying the same way. That right there screams one thing, its the GPU not anything else.
     
  19. Azphira

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    It took me a second to get it.
     
  21. Mchart

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    I'm on week two of my FE card still running fine. Hoping it stays that way, but who knows.
     
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    Damn. Which Asus model is that? A vanilla or one of the ROG STRIX?
     
  23. doox00

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    It is the Dual-RTX2080TI-011G, was little over a month ago, had a bunch of nowinstock alerts set at the time and was able to snag one of these for the minute it was in stock at newegg.
     
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  24. CoreStoffer

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    Thanks for your reply. I think that card is using a reference PCB, unlike the Asus ROG STRIX series. I know it has a different cooler setup, but probably still nVidia reference PCB.
     
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    Agreed, both Kyle and Steve deserve RESPEK for their combative attitude towards corporate BS.
     
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  26. Gripen90

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    Well my Gainward RTX 2080Ti Phoenix Golden Sample which I got monday this week also decided it wanted to be RMA'ed. Suddenly today wanting to game, it would display star flashing like artifacts in all different colours - looking like something on a christmas tree, and afterward the image would stutter to a halt and the then black screen, and then only a hard reset would get me back into windows. The card has now been packed and I'm awaiting an RMA number....

    My wifes MSI RTX 2080 Duke OC knocking on wood still lives.
     
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  27. SixFootDuo

    SixFootDuo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Both my friend and I are on our 2nd 2080 Ti ... I sold my first system I built a few weeks ago. I gamed the hell out of that card and have gamed the hell out of this one as well.

    I have many many many hours "overclocked" on both. The 2nd card, the past 2+ weeks .. .6 to 8 hours a day of Black Ops 4 Black Out.

    The good news is, you guys will get new cards. The bad news, it's gonna be a hassle or two.

    Good luck.
     
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  28. Philairflow

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    This is so sad... And despite the absurd pricing it is hard to get a good custom like EVGA FTW or Asus Strix here in Germany...
     
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  30. ebduncan

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    I don't really see much of a issue, as long as they honor their warranties. Probably some sort of electromigration issue, hopefully a slight revision in the stepping will solve these issues. Either way sucks for owners who have to deal with the RMA process on their new 1000$+ cards, and really sucks for the guys who are slapping water blocks on day one who are just SOL (although some places still honor those warranties)
     
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  31. Digital Viper-X-

    Digital Viper-X- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Electromigration after a few hours?
     
  32. Aireoth

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    If the numbers pan out in line with [H]'s poll (yes I know all the issues with the small poll) and failure is around the 10% mark, after a few hours use, then it speaks more to a manufacturing issue of some kind (GDDR, PCB, thermals).
     
  33. Comixbooks

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    I had two lockups with Hunt Showdown a Crytek rep from Korea on Steam told me to disable start up programs while the game was running at the same time which is a old Pc trick back from the Ultima Online or Quake days.
     
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  34. ebduncan

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    ya its very possible if the traces are not of the proper size in some parts. Failures like this are very common on early die revisions. I wonder what the stepping number they are on. A,B,C? most A dies have issues like this, and they are fixed with a major b stepping.
     
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  35. Digital Viper-X-

    Digital Viper-X- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'm fairly certain you wont get electromigration after a few hours
     
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  36. DocNo

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    Ouch! Failures on new kit are never fun. I had an MSI 970 that was notorious for failures; after the 2nd RMA I just choose to write it off :(

    I nabbed a Asus 180ti factory overclock for MSRP on launch last year, and I was a little wary of being in the first wave of a new generation. There are enough of these stories with the 2080's and the lack of significant performance differences to where I feel no need to replace my 1080ti.

    I sure wish I would have sold it to the cryptominers when they were going for over $1K - oh well...
     
  37. NKD

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    This dude had row MSI died lol and comment right below it had gigabyte die. May be nvidia just rushed the big ass die? Hopefully everyone who spent shit load of money on these cards is taken care of.


     
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  38. Brent_Justice

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    No, and there is a theory that maybe, custom PCBs are fair better in regards to these issues. It may be the reference PCB design, that has issues, the PCB, or the memory. If it's a custom PCB like on the ASUS STRIX, issues don't seem to occur (to my knowledge) but this is all a theory at this point.
     
  39. ebduncan

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    then you don't understand what electromigration is. You are just confused because most retail parts don't have these issues as they have been tested, and revised to avoid such issues. Electromigration can happen at any point of a products lifespan. If the die is flawed from the start you can see failure on first use or hours after.
     
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  40. sk3tch

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    2080 Ti FE running since 10/5 with tons of multi-hour sessions of ARK: Survival Evolved under my belt. No issues.

    Been playing a ton of BFV this weekend, too - no issues.
     
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