No heat is radiated through that portion of the card of any consequence. If you are suggesting that is the reason for failure, you are WAY off base.I don't know if that picture you posted on the article with the tombstone is your GPU, but it looks to me like it has protective plastic film
over the mid-section of the card, between the two fans.
Could that be?
If so, and the p[lastic film is still on the card, it wouldn't help in survival.
It's really bad no matter what that two random GPUs of the same family take a shit on day one of use.
Is it just the TI variants?
I think, if nothing else, we've proven their .01% RMA number is absolute bullshit. Compared to the number of 2080ti cards purchased by [H] members, and the number of failures...
Just with Kyle's cards and whoever said both of theirs died...that's rolling a .0001 4 times out of 5. Stats tells me that's something something standard deviation something sin cosin tangent pi squared - fucking unlikely.
I doubt its a design flaw in the GPU/IMC itself. I think the problem is heat. Look at the pick above that Kyle took. The middle area of the heatsink is approaching 90 C. There is no way any of the memory chips can handle this heat at longer stretches of gaming / benchmarking. It also explains why AIB cards even with a NVIDIA PCB last longer and the custom designed cards are fine.
hmm just thought of something.. nVIDIA MAY BE GOING THE WAY OF M S + WIN 10 .....GPU'S AS A SERVICE ?????
ie you need to keep replacing them ..smart move Ngreedia ??????????????????/ at $1200 bucks a card you get into more influx o cash for the end of the yr sales .. even if you screw up the drivers ..and cook cards ..
and RTX and so called ray ray traced games fail ..smooth move..lets jack prices ..
Maybe it's meant to be hung up on the wall as art instead of being used?
Seems we havent seen the last of this yet, I wonder how many more will go. I wonder if Nvidia has ACTUALLY figured out what is going on, hopefully not a fault in the silicon, resale on the rev 1 2080Ti FE is gonna down the shitter thats for sure