Well hopefully just defective card and not something I’m not applying. Reading about some games boosting 3000 cards to impossible FPS, popping noises and using FPS limiters and undervolting card. Suppose with the lockdowns causing huge mail delays I’ve got time to research.
After a year of saving I purchased a Gigabyte 3080ti OC. System 1 year old.
Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Master, Thermaltake AIO water cooled, Thermaltake 1050W PSU, etc etc.
Used 2 x 8 pin pcie cables to PSU.
3080 is only week old. System all stock. Two hours into Elite Dangerous the GPU fans spun crazy...