The Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti, one of the highest performing graphics card on the market, is becoming associated with a number of reported errors. Sold for more than $1,200, the Nvidia RTX cards are expensive pieces of technology that has become one of the flagship products for Nvidia as it maintains its standing in the world of central processing units (CPUs), which essentially carry out the computer’s instructions. However, the founder’s edition of the card has been found to have glitches and errors that may chip away at the reputation of this powerhouse of the tech world.
In October 2018, many gamers found that the Founder’s Edition of the 2080 Ti was showing some alarming errors. From blue screen crashes and graphical artifacts occurring in gameplay to outright refusal to work, and graphics cards arriving nonfunctional, the 2080 Ti has been awash with forum complaints and user reports.
Although Nvidia has been very hush-hush about their internal investigation, potential culprits for some of these defects could include the 2080 Ti’s GDDR6 memory unit that has been found to reach temperatures in excess of the 95℃ safety temperature. The Founder’s Edition is taking the majority of the blame, but there have also been occurrences of these glitches on other Nvidia 2080 Ti’s including some aftermarket versions. Many of the end users who reported their issues on forums had already experienced issues with two to three of the same cards, getting caught in an endless cycle of manufacturer returns.
At this time, Nvidia has refused to comment on the failures, stating that the number of malfunctioning products only seem inflated because the users experiencing issues were simply being more vocal than users without defects. Despite this assertion, Nvidia has not announced the number of recalls or sales figures for the RTX 2080 Ti.
Defects also appear to be limited to the Ti edition of the graphics card since the Nvidia RTX 2080 has not experienced these bugs. This could be because the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti work on different general processing Units (GPUs). Regardless of the proper scope of the matter, the fact remains that many users of the Nvidia RTX cards users are severely unhappy after spending thousands of dollars on an upgrade to their PCs that simply doesn’t work.