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Nvidia Confirms Issues Impacting Early Production Run RTX 2080 Ti GPUs

There was an issue with Nvidia's early RTX 2080 Ti boards...

Nvidia Confirms Issues Impacting Early Production Run RTX 2080 Ti GPUs

Nvidia Confirms Issues Impacting Early Production Run RTX 2080 Ti GPUs

Over the past months, there have been a number of reports of widespread RTX 2080 Ti GPU failures, causing graphics cards to exhibit instability bluescreens and other issues after days or even hours of usage. 

At the start Nvidia played down the issues, committing to replacing the graphics cards of impacted users, playing down allegations of a manufacturing fault or poor quality assurance (QA) for their £1000+ flagship GPUs. 

On the Nvidia Forums, the company has now confirmed that "Limited test escapes from early boards caused the issues some customers have experienced with RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition", confirming that early RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards were sent to consumers in a faulty state. At this time Nvidia has not specified what went wrong, though the company has again stated that they will help any customers who have been impacted by these early product issues. 

Nvidia's use of the word "limited" and "early" suggest that their manufacturing and quality assurance issues have now been resolved, which means that new RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards should not exhibit the same problems. 

  

Nvidia Confirms Issues Impacting Early Production Run RTX 2080 Ti GPUs  

Nvidia's manufacturing issue appears to be limited enough for them to be able to avoid a costly product recall, avoiding a PR nightmare in the process. Hopefully, Nvidia's changes to their manufacturing and QA processes will prevent such issues from arising again in the future. 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's confirmation that there were flaws with some early RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards on the OC3D Forums

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16-11-2018, 08:59:59

demonking
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Nvidia's manufacturing issue appears to be limited enough for them to be able to avoid a costly product recall, avoiding a PR nightmare in the process
So they say, I guess they are keeping the lid on this as much as possible, their share price has tumbled recently so I guess they want to avoid any further reasons. Surely they should be writing to their customers on the affected batches now that they have admitted this?Quote

16-11-2018, 09:51:07

Warchild
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Originally Posted by demonking View Post
So they say, I guess they are keeping the lid on this as much as possible, their share price has tumbled recently so I guess they want to avoid any further reasons. Surely they should be writing to their customers on the affected batches now that they have admitted this?
Why would they?

They would rather customers keep the faulty ones. But they will at least replace them if the customer reaches out to them via direct messaging or store it was purchased.

Some people have been underclocking memory slightly and made the problem go away.Quote

16-11-2018, 11:32:35

Arne Saknussemm
Yeah right!...it's not just 2080TisQuote

16-11-2018, 19:38:32

FTLN
Shame their not doing a recall like they did with the original shield tablet.


I at least hope there doing advanced RMA !!Quote

17-11-2018, 14:05:24

ImprovizoR
I really wonder how many times does Nvidia have to commit an actual criminal act of fraud for people to take a hint.Quote
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