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2020/12/11 18:50:57 (permalink)
I have been browsing these forums and Reddit these past few days and noticed that the majority of people with 3080/3090s cards that died suddenly and displayed a red LED have been with serial numbers that start with 2014 and not 2012.
There have also been reports of cards manufactured in Taiwan having a lower wattage cap than the ones made in China despite being the same SKU, which leads me to believe there's something dodgy going on with the manufacturing process in that factory.
 
For people living in the US or Canada, this is very easy to remedy as there is direct EVGA support which is awesome, but for us that live in countries that don't have an EVGA presence, the cost of an RMA can be high.
 
If your card died, please, post the brand and model of your PSU and tell us if your card was made in Taiwan or China. The idea is to raise awareness of a potential flaw in the process and to see if we can find a pattern.
 
Edit: according to https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2981257 4th and 5th digit are factory number. So, in order to accurately pinpoint the manufacturing location, we need to know the first 5 digits of the serial number. E.g: 20141 (year 2020, graphics card (1), factory #41)
post edited by Morganessa - 2020/12/12 06:39:23
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    Austinwells914
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/11 21:17:39 (permalink)
    My 3080 FTW3 just bricked with the red LED and the serial number is 2014. I had the card for 9 days before it broke.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/11 22:09:16 (permalink)
    I have a 2014 3080 FTW Ultra and it has been rock solid for 2 months now.
     

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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 00:00:20 (permalink)
    There is a word on street that 2012 chinese batch ( first batch with red lips) have best bins.
     
    I owned 2x ftw3. Mine is 2012 and can do 2300 while my cousin's 2014sn can fail at 2040 mhz.
     
    My friend's 2012SN can do 2160 easy
     
    At this point i only recommend 2012SN chinese versions.

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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 01:49:53 (permalink)
    I have a black lips version that starts with 2012SN. I don't think it's just for red lip version for that serial number. Haven't pushed mine at all yet. Only owned for about 2weeks
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 02:30:49 (permalink)
    I have a 2012 taiwan version. working perfect for a month so far! :)
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 05:55:34 (permalink)
    zaikk
    I have a 2012 taiwan version. working perfect for a month so far! :)


    You mean 2012 China version? Or does the serial start with 2012 and the card says "Made in Taiwan"?
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 06:30:22 (permalink)
    mine starts with 2012 but says made in Taiwan on the box?? (its working fine so far by the way)
     
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 06:38:00 (permalink)
    Mondas42
    mine starts with 2012 but says made in Taiwan on the box?? (its working fine so far by the way)

    That's good to know. I updated the post to reflect this.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 06:43:24 (permalink)
    I have a 2014 starting number all black version and she runs great.

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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 06:49:50 (permalink)
    I have a day one (red lipstick), Taiwan (2014) 3090 FTW3U that has been a beast.  My best PR score on air with XOC Bios: https://www.3dmark.com/pr/596910 
    (got a shipping notification from Optimus last night)
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 10:44:46 (permalink)
    Morganessa
    zaikk
    I have a 2012 taiwan version. working perfect for a month so far! :)


    You mean 2012 China version? Or does the serial start with 2012 and the card says "Made in Taiwan"?


     
    Sorry for late answer, but starts with 2012 and the card says "Made in Taiwan" and its been working perfectly fine, for a little bit more than a month now. :)
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 11:15:30 (permalink)
    3080 xc3 ultra red lip version....serial 2012...no issues....ownership 2 months and counting.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 13:33:57 (permalink)
    3080ftw3 ultra 20129 Not a single problem 2 months
    made in taiwan Red lips
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/12 16:13:53 (permalink)
    3080 FTW3 Black lips 20114 USA pkg, no country of origin.. 
    3 weeks working fine
    post edited by kraade - 2020/12/12 16:19:51


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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/13 15:28:48 (permalink)
    streamroller
    There is a word on street that 2012 chinese batch ( first batch with red lips) have best bins.
     
    I owned 2x ftw3. Mine is 2012 and can do 2300 while my cousin's 2014sn can fail at 2040 mhz.
     
    My friend's 2012SN can do 2160 easy
     
    At this point i only recommend 2012SN chinese versions.


    Damn, I think EU is pretty much limited to Taiwan only. So again no luck for us over here but hey, that's old news.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/13 17:28:19 (permalink)
    2014, can reach 450W on XOC.

    http://www.3dmark.com/pr/638170
    post edited by KingEngineRevUp - 2020/12/13 17:35:28
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/13 17:56:42 (permalink)
    3090 FTW3 Ultra, Taiwan 20141 with red lipstick, installed 11/11.  Put me down as a "fate yet to be determined" card.  Had 1 blackscreen with max fans crash a week and a half ago that required a hard reset to clear, but the card survived and didn't red light of death that time.
     
    I switched from the standard OC BIOS to the XOC beta BIOS afterwards, and I haven't had a repeat since then, even when rerunning the exact same actions that led to the card having a heart attack before.  The switch also resolved a more normal crash to desktop I'd experienced before consistently and repeatedly in the same game that I had chalked up to a recent game patch, but apparently wasn't.  Game was Half-Life: Alyx, the blackscreen of death happened in the custom map "Overcharge", and the 100% repeatable CTD without hanging the whole system was at the level change from the first to the second map in the "In Siege" custom map set.  (Definitely no bug with the maps themselves, I had played them many times on a 2080Ti before.)
     
    Not sure if there's some genuine difference between the standard OC and the XOC BIOS that happens to be significant to what my particular card needs to behave properly, even though these should all be identical beyond the silicon lottery, or if perhaps the standard OC BIOS was slightly corrupted.  Power draw, clocks, and voltages are objectively more stable for me with the XOC BIOS though, according to the logging I had been doing before and after the switch.
     
    Last note, I had updated the regular BIOS via PrecisionX when I first installed the card, but when I switched to the XOC BIOS, I used NVFlash from the command line.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/13 18:53:22 (permalink)
    My RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra has a serial number starting with 20141. My gpu usage is low in every game, is the card the problem? Please tell me so.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/13 19:05:32 (permalink)
    xSpeedyz
    My RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra has a serial number starting with 20141. My gpu usage is low in every game, is the card the problem? Please tell me so.


    No, you might have v-sync on?
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/13 19:23:36 (permalink)
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    xSpeedyz
    My RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra has a serial number starting with 20141. My gpu usage is low in every game, is the card the problem? Please tell me so.


    No, you might have v-sync on?

    I don't have vsync on and whatnot, I've tried every fix I could find but none worked, until I stumbled upon this post and think my GPU might be faulty.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/13 19:31:41 (permalink)
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    KingEngineRevUp
    xSpeedyz
    My RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra has a serial number starting with 20141. My gpu usage is low in every game, is the card the problem? Please tell me so.


    No, you might have v-sync on?

    I don't have vsync on and whatnot, I've tried every fix I could find but none worked, until I stumbled upon this post and think my GPU might be faulty.


    Do you have a spare HDD you can install fresh windows on?

    I have a whole separate SSD just to troubleshoot stuff like this

    Other than that, run gou-z, turn sensors on and run timespy and take a screenshot, share them here.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/13 23:23:50 (permalink)
    This is really disappointing from eVGA.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/14 01:41:06 (permalink)
    3090 FTW Hybrid. Made in Taiwan with a 2014 serial. 1200 EVGA Platinum PSU. Updated firmware, latest nvidia drivers, running PrecisionX. Died within 4 days of receiving it.
     
    Middle of CP2077 and everything went black.  Has a single red light on the card, not recognized by windows/doesn't ever turn the monitor on.  Able to RDP in from the network and see that the computer is working fine otherwise.
     
    Having a card die within 4 days (and seeing how many other people are having a similar issue. I'm returning the card full stop. Not going to bother RMA'ing a card that clearly has manufacturing or design defects, who knows how long the next one will last. Disappointing EVGA has not made any statement about what is clearly a widespread problem.
     
     
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/14 02:12:48 (permalink)
    2012 chinese FTW3. Died after 4 days, **** clocker and the 500W wasn't working as expected.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/14 02:43:13 (permalink)
    Red lips version made in Taiwan 2012 SN 
    Problem :
    Some time ( 3 from 5 ) after shutdown my graphic card start with RGB LED OFF and only 2 fan from 3 working !
    On Precision X1 show me the temp only from GPU1  ( when start with this bug )
    It`s this a bug which can be fixed or need  a RMA ?
     


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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/14 07:24:49 (permalink)
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    3090 FTW Hybrid. Made in Taiwan with a 2014 serial. 1200 EVGA Platinum PSU. Updated firmware, latest nvidia drivers, running PrecisionX. Died within 4 days of receiving it.
     
    Middle of CP2077 and everything went black.  Has a single red light on the card, not recognized by windows/doesn't ever turn the monitor on.  Able to RDP in from the network and see that the computer is working fine otherwise.
     
    Having a card die within 4 days (and seeing how many other people are having a similar issue. I'm returning the card full stop. Not going to bother RMA'ing a card that clearly has manufacturing or design defects, who knows how long the next one will last. Disappointing EVGA has not made any statement about what is clearly a widespread problem.

    Understandable. I'm set to install my new FTW3 Red Lips (2014 Taiwan) today and I feel like it's a time bomb. There's clearly something wrong with these cards or a batch of cards but so far no pattern can be found. Part of me thinks if the issue was more widespread, we'd hear about it on mainstream blogs, forums, and YouTube, possibly even a recall from EVGA, but so far I've only seen it widespread on here and some posts on Reddit.
     
    I plan on stressing the card the first week so if it dies, it dies fast. It sucks though.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/14 07:33:37 (permalink)
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    xSpeedyz
    KingEngineRevUp
    xSpeedyz
    My RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra has a serial number starting with 20141. My gpu usage is low in every game, is the card the problem? Please tell me so.


    No, you might have v-sync on?

    I don't have vsync on and whatnot, I've tried every fix I could find but none worked, until I stumbled upon this post and think my GPU might be faulty.


    Do you have a spare HDD you can install fresh windows on?

    I have a whole separate SSD just to troubleshoot stuff like this

    Other than that, run gou-z, turn sensors on and run timespy and take a screenshot, share them here.

    i've already tried reinstalling windows and stuff. didn't work.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/14 07:36:00 (permalink)
    2014 - Taiwan.
     
    Red light over 8 pin furthest to the left - card was installed first week of November and died Dec. 10th.
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    Re: If your RTX 3080 or 3090 card died, was it from Taiwan or China? 2020/12/25 21:26:20 (permalink)
    2012
    Made in China
    Red lips
    Lasted about two weeks of use
    Multiple no video outputs when playing simple games like league of legends.
    Next day after I shut down my computer it won’t post.
    Motherboard won’t recognize GPU.
    Tried everything but looks like I’ll be doing a RMA
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