There's plenty of articles too though where partners and retailers have said 'numbers are no worse than normal for returns'. It could just be corporate spin, the problem is we don't have access to the actual numbers. Even your cited article from before Black Friday admits the numbers seem to be dropping.I don't remember Nvidia saying there was an issue with Pascal, Maxwell, or Kepler similar to the way they acknowledged that their 2nd best Turing card has issues and problems here:
More Power is asking if it's safe now. I'd say at this point it's either as safe as it's going to be, or as much as we'll ever know barring Nvidia published failure rates audited by a 3rd party for accuracy. Needless to say, that's never going to happen. It's just too difficult to ascertain how much worse the failure rate was, versus how much more tech media coverage it got.Reports still exist of problematic 2080 Ti cards on the Nvidia forums, but they do appear to be lessening, so it may be that we’re out of the woods at this point. That said, if you’re considering buying a 2080 Ti, we would caution doing so just yet, to see if whatever changes Nvidia have made have fixed the issue. Black Friday is just around the corner too.
There's no way to know for sure, but I wouldn't expect it to drop in the next few months if that helps at all. The only competition coming out is the Radeon VII which is expected to compete more with the 2080. There isn't a competitor on the horizon for the 2080 Ti, at least until Intel card's launch or Navi cards come out which is rumored to be either July or later depending on who you believe.Also, do you guys think 1700$ +tax price tag will stick considering 1080 ti production was killed?
Have the issues with the dying cards been resolved and would it be safe to buy now?