RTX 2080 Ti FE Escapes Testing by Dying After 8 Hours @ [H]

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Kyle_Bennett, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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  2. Grimlaking

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    Wow.. just... wow. That acceptable failure rate is looking like unacceptable bullshit at this point.

    Just wow....
     
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  3. Aireoth

    Aireoth [H]ard|Gawd

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    Jinkies.

    Add: I really hope someone outside nVidia can get to the bottom of the failure, we deserve an answer that isn't 'test escapes'. Not sure if that is possible, but if anyone can do it, its [H] & Co.
     
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  4. skates15

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    I am so glad I did not buy one. Even after they fix the issue, I'm reluctant to support them, considering this issue should never have passed QC and secondly, the higher cost of the product should mean a better product.
     
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  5. Legendary Gamer

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    OMG... And to think I damn near ordered one today... I'm going to have to hold off. For the cost of these cards ... The failure rate is looking pretty unacceptable. Newegg is filled with reviews (of every card, of every manufacturer) of failing cards. Test escapes my ass.

    Update Nov 29... I had my 2080Ti EVGA Black Ed show up yesterday. You guys may want to stop liking this post FYI... I totally sold out! :eek:
     
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  6. adder1971

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  7. Nytegard

    Nytegard 2[H]4U

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    Well, Kyle's just that unlucky 0.01%, along with several other users (including myself) from [H]. We all made the obvious mistake of using the card.
     
  8. THUMPer

    THUMPer I Sit in Stink

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    Well that sucks.. Guess it doesn't matter what ram we get.
     
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    N4CR 2[H]4U

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    Uhh.... congratulations? Bittersweet..
    Wish you'd had thermal video of it on failure. Guess you'll now have a 0.1% chance to try that again ;)
     
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    drutman n00bie

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    Time to get your money back and wait a year or two to reslove issues.
     
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  12. Hagrid

    Hagrid Kyle's Boo

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    Maybe it's meant to be hung up on the wall as art instead of being used?
     
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  13. Aireoth

    Aireoth [H]ard|Gawd

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    HEY, that must be what Jensen meant by redefining performance!
     
  14. Captindecisive

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    There's an RTX on / RTX off meme in this somewhere; I can feel it.

    Space Invaders is how you know the RTX is working. :p

    Sucks for everyone, I feel for everyone having these issues, especially the people who relied on this as their only card.
     
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  15. Arcygenical

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    Wow, it was the replacement card too, eh?

    Things aren't boding well.
     
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  16. Kyle_Bennett

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    Yeah, made finishing up the temperature comparison today a real bitch too.
     
  17. Hagrid

    Hagrid Kyle's Boo

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    Didn't the replacement card have Samsung memory?

    EDIT: Just read it had the Samsung memory. So maybe that rules out that it's the Micron memory.
     
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    I'm guessing that if you'd have signed that nda, you wouldn't be reporting this.
     
  19. Teenyman45

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    Have you tried making sure the card is plugged in? Turning it off, waiting ten seconds, and then turning it back on again? What about making sure only the latest drivers and firmware are installed? <insert other garbage, pointless frontline technical support representative questions here.>
     
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  20. Aireoth

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    Sadly without access to multiple realities we will never really know. Suffice to say it would have meant clearing it with nVidia first.
     
  21. The Mad Atheist

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    So who won the betting pool on when it would crap out?
    2/3 failure rate, not good, not good at all.
     
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    The more you buy, the more you RMA.
     
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    I predict a very good market for GTX1080Ti Cards in the next few months.....E]
     
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  24. Chris_B

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    Quality, but remember it was just a few "test escapes". :confused:
     
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    The way it's meant to be played... lol.
     
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    With all these RMAs, would anyone be the wiser if Nvidia or the AiB's pried the GPUs off of the bad cards, plugged them into new cards, and sold them as new?
     
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    Do the RTXs get hot enough to roast a turkey in the case? Make some good use out of it. $1200 Turkey Oven Maker!
     
  28. Master_shake_

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    Nvidia the way it's meant to be rma'ed
     
  29. Schtask

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    Kyle's not the only [H] with a failed 2080ti. Mine bit the dust earlier this week. Slated for an RMA. Haven't heard back from Green Team on shipping yet. :( Hopefully they hold off on shipping mine until they can figure out what the flying f*** is wrong with their product.
     
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  30. Galvin

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    Wonder if EVGA 2080ti XC cards are using a different PCB than the Nvidia FE cards?
     
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    I wonder if the delayed launch was because they discovered an issue then decided to sell the product anyways. We’ll never know but it sure feels that way.

    I sure hope the AIBs aren’t as affected... it seems true but hard to gauge.
     
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    This is a real shame because I was really wanting to spend $1200 on a video card so I could really stress my 1080p 60hz projector on games with the eye candy on max :D
     
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    Yes, I believe EVGA blends C-4 into theirs.
     
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    I continue to game for long sessions with out a fan curve at default speeds to run the card toasty. It peeks at 81c but hovers around 76c. I've OC and run benchmarks for several hours looking for any sign of potential failure. A month in and still no issues. But damn what the hell is the root cause. As it seems memory is now out of the argument since both Micron and Samsung failed.

    Any ideas on what else I should be testing besides games and 3dmark benchies. Maybe I will run heaven for an overnight session. I haven't done that yet.
     
  35. Rizen

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    I was considering grabbing the $999 EVGA 2080 Ti and putting my Titan XP in my theater PC for some 4K gaming.... guess I'll scrap those plans.
     
  36. Grimlaking

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    This is so sad... Nvidia has really been on not a fall from grace but a plummet from grace this generation. 1st there's the stupid shit they pulled with their vendors that they were busted on. Then the stupid shit with the NDA. THEN the testing and numbers around the RTX line of cards, THEN the abysmal performance of the cards in any resolution above 1080p with RTX, and NOW they can't even keep the cards working in the wild for their 'HALO' product cards. The cream of the crop, the best of the best.

    Someone mentioned in another thread and I'm sorry but the name/thread escapes me, that as these cards and densities get higher you need a specific range of transistors to not have traffic/use while others nearby are in use. That designers know this and should be designing cards to not have a specific range of neighboring transistors be active and any one point in time.

    My 20+ years in the IT arena makes my gut say this is part of our problem. I think we are killing off transistors on these higher clocked cards because they are running in parallel physically and this is creating a condition where the transistors actually fail. Sometimes rather spectacularly.
     
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    just WOW so glad i voted not to sign the NDA and glad i did not buy a 2XXX series card .. i had the cash on hand too ..guess i'll get a GTX 1080 ti when i can find a new one in stock at my local microcenter , and get a new PSU and my i 7 7700 k .. i was looking at the rtx 2080 tho not the ti cards ..but screw it .... i may wait and go AMD now for my next GPU was so tempted to snag a vega 64 for $399 the other day on newegg..but i feel that's a side grade and won't help that much .. i'll wait for AMD's next card now


    but even with my current Nvidia GPU they keep screwing up the drivers .. hell on my GTX 1060 i'm still using 388.71 drivers to keep my gigabyte GTX 1060 6 gig card stable ..with no overclock ..in some games

    sorry for your loss ..and Nvidia better send you another GPU to replace the failing card you got ..sorry Nvidia just looks bad now .
     
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  38. managerman

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    Just to add my .02 cents. I bought two 2080ti FE cards from Nvidia on October 22nd. Both cards died last Saturday and Sunday (11/14 and 11/15) One with space invaders and one with Black screen lockup. I have been approved for an advanced RMA but the replacement cards have not shipped yet. Both cards were not overclocked and were running on stock cooling.

    Based on Kyle’s experience, I don’t have a lot of confidence that the replacement cards will have a long life.

    -M
     
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    Well, if you like bricks, there's always breakout. It's driver free, and won't cost you a cent.
     
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    so sorry to hear of your loss .. hope they send you also WORKING CARDS ..that do not blow up