We ran across a thread on NVIDIA’s forum of pre-ordered RTX 2080 Ti cards. Immediately on receipt of these cards are reports of artifacts and B/GSOD problems.
Immediately we suspected drivers may not be stable but the complaints seem to be piling up.
Issues are presenting on POST and even before Windows is loaded. One person with other cards showed that the old card worked but the new card was faulty.
NVIDIA has been slow to respond to RMA requests and we suspect that NVIDIA may be short on inventory to fulfil RMA requests.
NVIDIA has released a few drivers since the pre-order was offered so its likely there are some issues with the cards rather than drivers which should be fairly well tested.
We are following the thread so that if necessary we can update this article.