German retailer Mindfactory.de has just shared a batch of after-sales data on graphics cards that show editing that amd Radeon 5000 Series GPUs have a higher failure rate than the Nvito Turing competition, and complaints are focused on the Powercolor brand. Given that the dataset includes approximately 44,000 AMD graphics cards and 76,000 Nvida graphics cards, its statistical significance is quite statistically noteworthy.
Infographic (from: Powercolor Website)
In the case of AMD RX 5700 graphics cards, failure rates for other manufacturers hover between 2 and 4 percent, but PowerColor is as high as 6 percent. The same is true for the highest after-sales RX 5700 XT graphics card.
GPU SKU failure rate bottom model: AMD RX 5700 (13.18%).
GPU products with the highest failure rate in the same series: NVIX 2080 Ti (5%).
The bottom performer in independent hardware manufacturers (IHVs): AMD Radeon (3.29%).
It should be noted that the failure rate also reflects some indicators of GPU bare ness and packaging/assembly process issues. Surprisingly, the dessert-grade Nvid A Force 1660 Ti has the lowest rework rate (RMA), while the fever grade RTX 2080 Ti has the lowest return rate (RMA) of 5%.
Combined with the full data, PowerColor’s performance was truly the strangest, even driving up the overall failure rate of amd Radeon GPUs. For reference, AMD GPUs have a market share of only 36.6%, compared with 63.3% for NVida.