Now the RTX 2080 Ti drama thickens: it seems that NVIDIA has stopped offering the GPU for sale on its official site. While the product page is still up, the part is nowhere to be found on its web store; prospective buyers cannot even sign up for stock notifications. Some say this isn't peculiar and that the item has always been inconsistently shown on the store, but eTeknix suggests this is a clear sign the 2080 Ti problem is bigger than NVIDIA would like to admit
. The fact that it is now de-listed on the web store suggests that this is a bigger problem. Bigger than what NVIDIA would like to admit. If it is indeed only a few "early test escapes" that are faulty, then why de-list the line entirely? Especially if there are new variants ready to replace them, or even new non-faulty variants on the way. If something is wrong with the GPU itself, it is NVIDIA's responsibility to admit it to consumers instead of trying to hide the issue.
Contrary to reports you might see floating around, the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti has not in fact been delisted and is just out of stock. You can tell by simply heading over to Geforce.com and seeing that the product page is still there and it appears to be undergoing its usual stock refresh cycles.