Design flaw with Gigabyte Aorus 2080Ti Xtreme
I will keep this short and sweet, but those who are considering on purchasing the Gigabyte Auros 2080Ti Xtreme, think twice before your purchase.
I originally purchased two of these cards, on the day of installation one went bad whereby the central fan was colliding with one of the outer fans causing a horrendous clicking noise. I believe this was down to a fan or motor imbalance. Due to some questionable engineering on the part of Gigabyte, the tolerance between the fans I would hazard is 1-1.5mm, meaning there is little room for error should something be misaligned. I checked this out by taking out the card and manually spinning the fans, low and behold the fans definitely collide with each other and there is a certain amount of play with the fans vertically. I think Gigabyte should have stuck with fans having their own enclosures, having them running so close was a poor decision.
I went ahead and RMA'ed my GPU and today after much waiting (The courier actually lost my GPU in transit so had to wait to make a claim), I installed the new card and started to play some games. Around two hours in I hear the dreaded clicking sound again, however low and behold it was not the RMA'ed GPU, it was the other original GPU which had been behaving for approximately two weeks until now. This is a concern. Considering both GPU's are from completely different batches (going by the box batch numbers), there could be a general design flaw with the product.
So I of course was somewhat annoyed. I have sent a message to my re seller in order to start the RMA process and to send in my other GPU. I have lost confidence in this particular product, so I decided to send all the GPU's back for a different model altogether as I am a firm believer that if I received new cards of the same model, either day one I would have issues again or in time the issue would develop. Both of which have happened in my case. For reference the batch numbers of the cards I have had issues with are: 5760 & 0240
All in all, this is just a warning as this looks like a general issue with the cards. I will keep people up to date with the RMA process. Anyone else having this issue then please share.
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