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Nvidia Denies Rumors Of Faulty Chips, Mass Gpu Failures


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Two weeks ago, NVIDIA filed a report link click here with the SEC stating that it would take a $150 million to $200 million one-time charge to cover "anticipated customer warranty, repair, return, replacement and other consequential costs and expenses arising from a weak die/packaging material set in certain versions of our previous generation MCP and GPU products used in notebook systems. All newly manufactured products and all products currently shipping in volume have a different and more robust material set."




This would seem to be an open-and-shut case, but one publication has vocally and aggressively disagreed with NVIDIA's explanation. The headline of a recent Inquirer story claims "All NVIDIA G84s and G86s are bad," and the article itself reaffirms that statement, saying: "The short story is that all the G84 and G86 parts are bad. Period. No exceptions. All of them, mobile and desktop, use the exact same ASIC, so expect them to go south in inordinate numbers as well. There are caveats however, and we will detail those in a bit." Feel free to consult the article for the caveats it mentions, but none of them change the Inquirer's basic claim.



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Get in line quick, '$150 million to $200 million' won't last forever ... :lol:



Hopefully it'll need replacement just in time to build another system.

Seriously, I've not had any problems after 15 months of what I think is above average use. I'm happy.......until it breaks.

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