The dedicated hardware forums I watch are showing that 2080 Ti’s have the most failures, less so on 2080’s and 2070’s, but still some failures there too … Nvidia seem to have switched from Micron to Samsung ram on the latest batch of cards, but some guys are reporting similar card failures on the newer batches of Samsung ram cards as well.
What we are seeing is way beyond normal new release card failures, this one is catching headlines all over the world now.
I really think this series is a bridge too far from Nvidia in its end of node versions, next year should see something more performance and hopefully reliability enticing as well as running much cooler … as for RTX … really had my doubts about it, it was to good to be true, what I have seen apart from optimised demos you cant play is very underwhelming so far.
Nvidia have dealt in muddy waters before, does anyone remember the GTX 970 ram that was not all it should have been, Nvidia had to pay out quite a bit of compensation on that stunt.
2018 has not been a good year to upgrade IMHO if you were near the top from year before … running a de-lidded 8700K @ 5 GHz here, a new 9900K might hit 5 Ghz too, but for what … 2 extra cores? I’m not going to see the benefit in what I do for PC Flight sim and Gaming, same with my Titan X Pascal 12 GB, its still a brilliant card and so is anyone with a GTX 1080 Ti, what I have done is upgrade my older 16 GB of DDR4 3600 to 32 GB of DDR4 3600 of same make and flavour to allow me to keep my carefully tuned 5 GHz overclock and because of no CPU/GPU upgrade this year invested in some long needed new rudder pedals (MFG Crosswinds v2) and Virpil Mongoose T50 grip base and extension, some newer SSD’s as well.
Hopefully 2019 will see something higher performing from Nvidia especially and Intel too, their competition is catching up fast, especially with the CPU’s.