RTX 2080 TI CARDS DY­ING

IS THE FLAG­SHIP CARD TOO HOT?

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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.

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