- Jun 28, 2014
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- Shenandoah Valley, Virginia USA
|System Name||Home Brewed|
|Processor||i9-7900X and i7-8700K|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme & ASUS Prime Z-370 A|
|Cooling||Corsair 280mm AIO & Thermaltake Water 3.0|
|Memory||64GB DDR4-3000 GSKill RipJaws-V & 32GB DDR4-3466 GEIL Potenza|
|Video Card(s)||2X-GTX-1080 SLI & 2 GTX-1070Ti 8GB G1 Gaming in SLI|
|Storage||Both have 2TB HDDs for storage, 480GB SSDs for OS, and 240GB SSDs for Steam Games|
|Display(s)||ACER 28" B286HK 4K & Samsung 32" 1080P|
|Case||NZXT Source 540 & Rosewill Rise Chassis|
|Power Supply||Corsair RM1000 & Corsair RM850|
|Keyboard||Razer Blackwidow Tournament & Corsair K90|
I don't think that it's the complexity of the platform that's at issue here. GPUs have been complex for years.2080Ti are more susceptible to failure than cheaper cards because they're more complex. As I said above, though, that still doesn't excuse poor QC.
QC may not be entirely to blame either. Quality Control needs time to properly test in all possible scenarios, tossing variables into the mix and observing the results. This takes a lot of time.
With this happening with the 2080s and 2080Ti cards, I'm wondering if they tested as thoroughly as they ~could~ have.
Companies are getting into a rush to market mentality akin to throwing products on the wall to see what sticks. They're more than happy to fix the screw-ups, but this comes at the expense of customer inconvenience. (and possible downtime)
People are getting pissed off that for such a huge outlay of money, there are any issues at all. There shouldn't be. Lots of folks sell off their existing premium hardware to partially fund buying the shiny, new stuff that we (think we) want. Then, we have nothing to fall back to when unnecessary crap like this crops up.
I'm glad that I didn't buy into 20 series cards yet.