RTX 2080 TI CARDS DYING
IS THE FLAGSHIP CARD TOO HOT?
the company’s latest and greatest graphics card, has picked up a less enviable reputation: Reports are growing that a noticeable number of them are failing. At $1,200 each, there is understandable anger.
Nvidia claims that “it’s not an increasing number of users,” and it is “working with each user individually.” Suspicion is focused on the memory overheating under prolonged heavy load. Two GDDR6 modules sit right over major power tracks. Some cards have recovered themselves after cooling down, so a thermal issue looks likely.
How serious is this? It’s difficult to tell; a small number of people can make a lot of noise thanks to the Internet. If this does prove to be overheating memory modules, it is relatively easy to fix, but how it got through testing is another matter.