Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE
That would be part of it, but they were also going for an antiturbulence design by having the central fan spin the other way. While that is fine, the issue was A. Tolerances used in the design between each fan & B. Build quality, without taking a part my GPU it was hard to say why the fan was tilting but I would hazard a guess at a bearing issue, but there is definitely something going bad in that area of the card.
Looks like my RMA on both my cards however has gone through ok, fingers crossed. Time for a new model of GPU altogether, going to have to avoid the GB range of GPU's if they keep on using this fan design. I bet they are getting an awful lot of RMA issues from this.
..good that he RMA process seems to be working for you. Like others, I posted before that I'm quite concerned about the sheer size and weight of most of the RTX cards, re. sagging etc and subsequent fan issues, issues w/ thermal pad contact on VRAM. I happen to like (so far) the Aorus 2080 TI XTR I have, but mine are the factory full water-block ones, so no fans on the card...as to their massive weight, I ended up constructing some extra support brackets / hopefully that works out in the long term.
Originally Posted by cat1092
Guess when I upgrade will stick with EVGA, have never had issues with their fans. There was an issue with thermals with my GTX 1070, yet they notified me before I was aware of it. Didn't replace the pads, the BIOS update alone lowered the temps for my usage. Maybe if I were a hardcore gamer, would had swapped the pads. This is why I prefer registering my hardware when possible, honest OEM's will inform customers of widespread issues.
While I forgot the exact model (one of the 79xx GHz editions), once purchased a Gigabyte GPU used from a eBay seller with high ratings (only negatives were shipping) & there was fan rattle within 3 days. The seller (or his supplier) must had tried to fix the fan. He insisted that he didn't do anything & had never ran the card, although to his credit, sent me a prepaid label to return for refund. Had my refund on the same day he received the return.
Purchased my first EVGA GPU afterwards & except for a MSI, have never looked back. Every Gigabyte product I've had ended as junk, beginning with their AM3 MB's (the type with NVIDIA chipset).
While my experience with Gigabyte products (GPUs of several gens, mobos) has been quite good, all it takes are a few bad experiences in a row
and there goes the brand trust...For example, I used to really like EVGA, but then had the same PCB related issues on at least 3 out of 8 EVGA top-line GPUs cards over two gens (700, 900 series). At the end of the day, I'm not really ready to 'automatically' trust any vendor, though given the sheer number of pieces of equipment we have from Asus over decades (mobos, GPUs, other), I always put them on the short list when it gets time to purchase new parts. Finally, my experience with MSI is limited but I just did have an excellent RMA experience recently with them on a mobo issue which was not their fault.