The Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is supposed to be the most powerful graphics card on the market but it seems that all that glitters is not gold. Users are complaining that a few days after installing the card it starts degrading at a deadly pace. Other users have reported artifacts and instability issues.
The people that applied for RMA got replacement cards but those were taken back too. This could mean that the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti has architectural defects that cannot be solved by simply replacing the card. Driver updates and troubleshooting does not do anything and the customer service recommends that you return the card for replacement or refund.
Not only is this true for the Founder’s Edition but for the custom cards from Asus and Gigabyte as well. It is important to note that failure rate is biased because people that are not facing issues are unlikely to report their experience while people that have faced issue will obviously voice their concerns.
There is no official statement from Nvidia regarding the matter right now but keeping in mind how severe the issue is, we should get word from Nvidia soon. The launch of the RTX cards has been disappointing from the start.
We had no way of testing these cards because of the lack of support for real-time ray tracing. At the official launch we hardly got anything regarding the performance of these cards and now we have these cards dying within a few days of use.
If I was to take a guess, I would say that these cards were rushed and I have no idea why. AMD has nothing to compete with these cards so I don’t see why Nvidia would even try to rush things. It should be interesting to see what Nvidia has to say about the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti cards degrading because I know that fans are not pleased at all.