aka_STEVE_bAt least you have done a good job of laying out your reasoning & detailing your complaint... I am curious to see if you guys can work together on a resolution . Good luck.
RainStrykeI bet they can probably source a GTX 1080 Ti if you want a direct replacement, just make sure to keep on them about it. I would consider this though... Those benchmarks you've linked... They show the GTX 1080 Ti score had a slightly faster CPU speed. One thing i'd recommend you trying is to overclock the video RAM on that RTX 2080... Just slide the bar to +600MHz and check out your 3DMark scores.
DeliriousFixed your links for you. Hope you get it all sorted out
RainStrykeIf you had a 2000MHz stock boost clock on your previous GTX 1080Ti, then you had a very rare card... any direct replacement they find isn't going to square up to that, especially a DT model that has a slower clock speed. That's the one really crappy part about when a golden chip needs to go through an RMA.Yeah, you lost out on RAM capacity, but the RAM on the RTX 2080 is much higher quality per module... It's around 22% faster, even more when you push it with an overclock and it's easy to get 600MHz on just about any RTX card out there... even my RTX 2060 Super will do a +670MHz OC on the RAM. https://www.3dmark.com/spy/8709782
RainStrykeI bet they can probably source a GTX 1080 Ti if you want a direct replacement, just make sure to keep on them about it.
EVGATech_JoseCHello,Sorry to hear that you are not happy with your RMA replacement. I'll be sending you an email shortly! -Jose C.
dudenowayWell, why did you RMA in the first place?All the 1080ti's that would come back at this point in time are refurbished units. I'm about to receive my 3rd 2nd RMA, and I hope that it at least doesn't have any major issues.My previous 2 have had terrible crashing issues when the temps hit anywhere near 73c. At this point I'd gladly take a 2080, but they are sending me another 1080ti. Fingers crossed, I guess.
AtomoVerdeeWhat happened to your 1080TI? :( is sad to hear you are not satisfied with your replacement, i wouldn't mind to much, but that's me, in fact I would be all excited messing around with the ray tracing mods for emulators and games, haha. I feel other companies don't put that much amount of effort into their customers as EVGA seems to do, you are right about the temps, I recently send my 1080ti ftw3 and I missed a lot that GPU, it was super quiet, and cold. my old 960 which is replacing the 1080ti in my RIG at the moment, screams like hell and even though it is a lower TDP GPU it gets pretty toasty, in your case, because TURING architecture uses bigger chips, you know, 70°C is a pretty respectable temp, but i understand your frustration. I paid $1,014.52 USD for that GPU (GTX 1080TI FTW3) here in Mexico which is an enormous amount of money, I spent 7 months gathering that amount, some family members see that like a crazy thing to do, and judge me, it's a healthy hobby I tell to them. Im 19 . and i was so happy to finally being able to get that incredible performance. OK I lost a little, haha, in conclusion I hope you get a solution that makes you happy bro, I also recommend you trying out those RTX features and don't worrying that much about it, I know is stupid to compare but a friend of mine, got a faulty Aourus card and tried to RMA that card with Gigabyte and they just denied it making it a complete loss.
EVGATech_DanielMHey Pedro. Glad to see you got the card. The fin is something you can merely bend back and in no way affects the performance of the unit. We understand this is frustrating but the RMA process clearly states that recertified units will sometimes have a blemish. This could very well have happened in shipping as we do inspect the cards before putting them into a box and this appears to be the case based on the box you received as that is the new RMA style boxes we have.