Broken GPUs: Nvidia apparently no longer sells the RTX 2080 Ti

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
(Picture: Nvidia)

The RTX 2080 Ti has recently been criticized for often getting broken. Now Nvidia doesn’t sell the graphics card in their own shop anymore.

RTX 2080 Ti: where does the high failure rate come from?

Since the launch of the Turing graphics cards, the defective graphics cards seem to be piling up at Nvidia. The RTX 2080 Ti is particularly affected. On Reddit and in the Nvidia forums there are many entries about defects and warranty cases of the new Turing flagship. Often the Founders Edition is directly affected, but also graphics cards from AIBs are increasingly experiencing problems. Specifically, this is said to be a defect in two of the graphics memory chips. Nvidia itself has not released an official statement about the defects yet, but the high number of cases shows that we’ve got a bigger problem here. The company itself now gives the story a new facette.

RTX 2080 Ti no longer available at Nvidia store

Nvidia now seems to be reacting to the problems and has already stopped selling the RTX 2080 Ti, at least internally. No version of the graphics card can be found at the company’s American store. Neither the Founders Edition, nor a custom graphics card of the board partners is displayed in the shop. The RTX 2080 Ti is also nowhere to be found on the UK store. The dedicated RTX 2080 Ti pages on the Nvidia homepage still exist, yet the graphics card is also listed here as “not available”.

Callback planned?

The fact that Nvidia no longer sells models of the Turing flagship on its own website can point to many things. On the one hand it is of course possible that the defects were simply a faulty batch and the faults have now been rectified. But these may also be the first signs of a planned callback. Buyers who have already hit the stores at the very beginning could therefore soon be asked to send in their graphics card. The problems don’t seem to occur with later versions. Buyers of a RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 should not be affected either.

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  1. other gpu’s in the lineup are effected, youtuber joker productions has a faulty 2070 with the same issues as many of the bad 2080ti’s.

    • Maybe, but not as affected as the RTX 2080 Ti. I’ll change the article if there is any indication that other FEs are also affected.

  2. They are listed as „Out of Stock“ in Australia from the Nvidia store. Given the lack of stock everywhere points to an issue with not enough GPUs to sell let alone cover RMAs. I checked a bunch of online retailers in Australia and most are out of stock/preorders for all the 2080 ti with only three models actually in stock at different stores (with a limit of 1 per order). New stock is expected around the 28th November.

    • I don’t think so. In Europe, the 2080 Ti is widely available. There are no signs for a GPU shortage.

        • Amazon is always very slow with these things. You can buy the cards from a lot resellers in Germany, for example Mindfactory, Alternate, Caseking, …

          And Switzerland cut itself off by not joining the EU.

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