RTX 2060 FE Tear-Down: They Added Revisit: What Manufacturers Think 5 months ago   28:02

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The NVIDIA RTX 2060 Founders Edition is more difficult to open than even the previous RTX FE cards, now adding more glue to the process.
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The RTX 2060 is a significantly more competitive RTX offering than previous RTX cards, but still faces the same challenges in assembly for the Founders Edition model. There are still a lot of screws, there's still glue, but now it's more difficult to get the cooler off, thus making it more difficult to replace the thermal paste on the RTX 2060. Servicing the RTX 2060 Founders Edition model will be difficult.

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Sunsanvil
As convoluted as this thing is, would I be right in saying that if you just needed to replace a fan, separating the cooler from the card is not actually required? It seems that if you free the shroud, rotate it 90deg, you can get at the fans. The only chore would be removing the "RTX2060" plate in order to get at the fans' third screw, and their connection to that little circuit board in the middle. Do I have that right?
the dark heart of the earth
fucking glue no please no no noooooooo
Twinrehz
It looks like nVidia is saying....... *SCREW* you!
Ontron Kien
13:40 for this reason i wont ever buy nvidia again
Ontron Kien
thanks, i wont ever buy nvidia again, lets go for amd!
Do Tech
I hate Nvidia in general but they do make some sexy looking founders addition cards.
CitizenX
I really wanted to redo my 2060 FE with thermal grizzly kryonaut (in H200 itx setup). After seeing that though... :/
pbpager
This video convinced me to not buy this card. PITA to take apart to do any thermal paste upgrades or changing fans..... I'll pass. Thanks for the upload
James Coward
There's so much "why" about this damned card.
NoesisAndNoema
Be careful... They may start using plastic melt-posts or rivets or sonic-welded rods, in the future, if you keep complaining about screws. Or just all glue! The new slogan will be, "NVIDIA, no one knows what's inside!"
Doom2pro
Fine Glue (tm)
Curious Cat
I bet they glued that part of the cable because they tried to close the whole thing and the cable would come out and get caught somewhere. So to avoid this, they glue it.
Rhyas9
Nvidia: Next time, we epoxy the whole damn thing!
Notpoop
It's a far cry from my old 3 fan Gigabyte 7970 that was literally 4 screws to remove the entire heat sync and fan assembly LOL
V
Everyone acting like Apple isn't going to help the world get better.
Michał Madeja
WOW, they are more stupid than i tought, thank god i didnt buyed any of RTX! I'm waiting for NAVI, with my GTX 1080 TI (used) i might survive till review of new Navi cards.
Jay Time
they should have used a 6pin the way its wired wouldnt have mattered
Michael Corcoran
hey steve i enjoy your videos. Keep up the good work.
Kenneth Jackson
a billion screws
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Revisit: What Manufacturers Think RTX 2060 FE Tear-Down: They Added 5 months ago   22:50

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We revisit a topic from July of 2017: What do board partners and PSU manufacturers think of cryptomining? What is affecting GPU price?
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This video visits the topic of GPU prices and video card supply, primarily asking manufacturers and board partners to anonymously share thoughts on the industry. During this discussion, we talk about rising memory prices -- as with RAM -- and tightening memory supply. We also talk cryptomining demand and its impact, GPU mining, and power supply maker thoughts on the same issues.

This is a time where high RAM prices and high GPU prices have made it nearly impossible to build a new gaming PC -- at least, not without spending a fortune. Mining is partly to blame, but supply is also to blame. Vendors are concerned about over-investing in additional graphics cards when a cryptomining crash could mean being left "holding the bag," as it were. This goes further with new architectures undoubtedly looming -- no Turing test needed to figure that out -- as it becomes harder to sell overstock of old architectures at that time.

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