Nvidia gtx 960 class action lawsuit settlement

NVIDIA settled in a 2015 class-activity lawsuit versus it, for misrepresenting the amount of memory on GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards. The firm has actually agreed to pay eexceptionally buyer of the card USD $30 (per card), and also likewise cover the legal fees of the course, amounting to $1.3 million. The agency, yet, did not specify exactly how a lot money it has actually set aside for the payout, and whether it will compensate just those buyers who constitute the class (i.e. buyers in the UNITED STATE, given that that"s as far as the court"s jurisdiction can reach), or the hundreds of GTX 970 buyers global. "The negotiation is fair and reasonable and falls within the array of feasible approval," attorneys for the proposed Class sassist in the filing. "It is the product of extfinished arms-size negotiations between proficient attorneys acquainted through the legal and also factual worries of this instance and all negotiation class members are treated fairly under the regards to the settlement." The course alleged that NVIDIA falsified the amount of memory a GeForce GTX 970 GPU can really usage, when an investigation discovered that it might just attend to 3.5 GB of it correctly. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang apologized to buyers about the issue and promised that it would never happen aobtain.

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If NVIDIA is smart, it will certainly compensate US buyers $30 USD, and also to people external the US, it will certainly voluntarily offer amethod a Steam game crucial to a AAA game as compensation. If it does not perform that, civilization exterior the US will start class-actions of their own, and also probably the courts will certainly collection a greater compensation than $30/buyer. I bet EU regulators will order NVIDIA to provide everyone $329.
btarunrIf NVIDIA is smart, it will certainly compensate US buyers $30 USD, and also to human being exterior the US, it will voluntarily offer amethod a Steam game essential to a AAA game as compensation. If it doesn"t carry out that, people outside the US will certainly start class-actions of their own, and perhaps the courts will certainly set a greater compensation than $30/buyer. I bet EU regulators will order NVIDIA to give everyone $329.I think it"s a lot more difficult to begin a class action in EU that it is in the US (in some EU countries, class activity is not even available). And also then, this activity was settled, there"s no guaranteed win.Edit: I"m not certain what the poll is about. It"s favor world complaining they bought a auto having actually a V8 engine, however 2 cylinders are smaller than the others. First, equal cylinder sizes (memory inferconfront bus width) is not a given, it"s just they way it"s typically (always?) applied. 2nd, you didn"t buy the automobile for each cylinder"s individual performance, however for the overall performance. Third, you actually gained 8 cylinders (4GB VRAM). The just excellent thing coming out of the entirety debacle is that it (hopefully) stays clear of atypical memory configurations from coming to be the norm.
btarunrIf NVIDIA is smart, it will certainly compensate US buyers $30 USD, and also to world external the US, it will certainly voluntarily offer ameans a Steam game vital to a AAA game as compensation. If it does not perform that, human being external the US will begin class-actions of their own, and also maybe the courts will certainly collection a greater compensation than $30/buyer. I bet EU regulators will order NVIDIA to provide everyone $329.I am in favor of maintaining US and also EU lawsuits choose this separate, despite the added legal fees for Nvidia.
Posted on Jul 2nine 2016, 5:25Reply#4Melvis
Thats roughly $40 Aussie dollars, yes please!
Posted on Jul 2ninth 2016, 6:55Reply#5Jborg
Where do I get my 30 dollars? I haz a feeling by the moment I acquire it it wont also be worth the time tho." NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang apologized to buyers around the problem and promised that it would never before happen aacquire. "LUL. Right.
bugI"m not certain what the poll is about. It"s like world complaining they bought a auto having a V8 engine, yet 2 cylinders are smaller sized than the others. First, equal cylinder sizes (memory inferconfront bus width) is not a given, it"s just they way it"s normally (always?) imposed. Second, you didn"t buy the auto for each cylinder"s individual performance, yet for the all at once performance. Third, you actually acquired 8 cylinders (4GB VRAM). The just good point coming out of the totality debacle is that it (hopefully) prevents atypical memory configurations from becoming the norm.First of all, exactly how dare you attempt to protect Nvidia. This was settled in court reflecting the crippled card had an concern, and also the world won. Why would you argue versus a courts findings? Just face the facts that these cards where/are a sham that everyone had actually high expectations for, and Nvidia is a extremely disingenuous company for going out of their way to put out a product that has actually problems. Shame on Nvidia. They knew what they did from the begin. It proves they have no care about appropriate development and also their customers. Since the findings came out on the internet a while back, I have actually vowed to never buy an Nvidia product ever aacquire.
warrior420First of all, just how dare you attempt to protect Nvidia. This was settled in court mirroring the crippled card had an worry, and also the people won. Why would certainly you argue versus a courts findings? Just challenge the facts that these cards where/are a sham that everyone had high expectations for, and Nvidia is a very disingenuous company for going out of their method to put out a product that has actually problems. Shame on Nvidia. They kbrand-new what they did from the start. It proves they have actually no treatment about correct development and also their customers.Because the findings came out on the internet a while ago, I have vowed to never before buy an Nvidia product ever aacquire.Do you also very own a computer? If so why haven"t you filled out "Your System Spec"s"?
the OP, this all brings a song to heart(TRUE COLORS). But Nvidia is a COMPANY and as such (particularly in today"s economy)lets face if you have worked for a CORP you carry out points you would not normally perform............
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NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang apologized to buyers about the issue and promised that it would certainly never before take place aobtain.But it take place currently, 1070 has actually 64 ROP in spec however can just usage 48 per cycle... (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_10_Series and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#cite_note-49)
warrior420First of all, how dare you try to defend Nvidia. This was settled in court showing the crippled card had actually an worry, and also the people won. Why would you argue against a courts findings? Just face the facts that these cards where/are a sham that everyone had high expectations for, and also Nvidia is a extremely disingenuous company for going out of their way to put out a product that has concerns. Shame on Nvidia. They kbrand-new what they did from the begin. It proves they have no treatment about proper creation and their customers.Since the findings came out on the internet a while earlier, I have actually vowed to never buy an Nvidia product ever before aget.Well, you don"t also seem to understand what a settlement is, so it"s pointless to argue even more.Plus, I"m not defending Nvidia, as I have actually declared, I wouldn"t desire to see widespread usage of the solution they determined for the GTX 970. At the very same time, I"m not arguing in favour of defense against stupidity either: the card has actually been benchmarked everywhere the location, no one deserve to claim they thought they were buying somepoint and gained something else rather. More to the suggest, I go to TPU, I can check out the MSI 970 does 42.9fps in Alien Isolation at 4k. That"s what I obtain off the shelf, regardless of exactly how those 42.9fps are delivered.NucleoproteinBut it take place currently, 1070 has 64 ROP in spec yet can only usage 48 per cycle... (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_10_Series and also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#cite_note-49)From your own link:The card has every one of the ROPs of GTX 1080 and 80% of the memory bandwidth, but what it doesn’t have is GP104’s 4th GCOMPUTER. Home of the Raster Engine responsible for rasterization, GTX 1070 have the right to only setup 48 pixels/clock to begin with, despite the reality that the ROPs can accept 64 pixels
. As a result it takes a significant hit right here, transferring 77% of GTX 1080’s pixel throughput. With every one of that said, the fact that in-game performance is closer than this is a reminder to the fact that while pixel throughput is an essential component of game performance, it’s often not the bottleneck.
they _lied_ about the rop count (only 56 rather of the advertised 64) and also the l2 cache dimension (only 1.7mb rather of advertised 2mb) which are worse issues than the 0.5gb slow memory interface/partition (those fake numbers were writen on the boxes of the cards and also their documentation for christ sake!), and also yet their "apology" never before mentioned any type of of these issues. im not surprised if a similar "trick" happens later on, that firm is supplied to throw dirt into consumers eyes and also calling it invention.and also like btarunr sassist, possibly this have the right to be extfinished worldwide with a cost-free game or discount towards brand-new hardware acquisition (they now sell card straight to customer so it would certainly kinda make sense for user upgrading from a 970 in the close to future).

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Would be nice if this could be complied with, and also details on exactly how to insurance claim the $30 per card once directions are made accessible. I know we went with a handful of 970"s (and also still have actually some in use).
reality tellerthey _lied_ about the rop count (only 56 rather of the advertised 64) and also the l2 cache dimension (just 1.7mb rather of advertised 2mb) which are worse worries than the 0.5gb slow-moving memory interface/partition (those fake numbers were writen on the boxes of the cardsAre these technical specs actually provided to the consumers? I"m not certain if they are or are not and also that is an essential allude. They certainly (despite 970"s obvious goodiness) deserve this as the card didn"t have actually "fully functional" as taken on the box Memory. I wont safeguard that - if the box states 4Gb you suppose 4Gb of memory working at the exact same rate, not partitions within that bracket at sreduced speeds.But if you begin going down the route of examining technology specs not released to consumers then I deserve a rebate for both my ATI crossfire configs as they never before ran as I expected. I"m not talking about game support yet the particular stuttering problem that expected many my 5850 and 7970 crossfire gaming was worse than single card. I genuinely meant smoother game play yet I did not gain that. ATI need to have known what they were offering surely (after all, they solved wit with XDMA)- so let"s talk compensation on that.This isn"t an Nvidia fan boy position (as proclaimed - they deserve the fines and also negotiation for the 970 issue) fairly an educated place on "just how far carry out you desire to take the significant players specs and slide info"? The RX480 didn"t fairly seem to supply on performance/watt as argued by their presentations either (unless we trawl with the specific conditions that have to be met to accomplish that perf increase) - do we sue?Who"s even more most likely to shaft you? Right currently - more than likely Nvidia because they have the right to afford to. AMD can"t afford to make substantial PR mistakes, they need to play safe but remainder assured in the previous they have shafted you. Where"s
the54thvoidThe RX480 didn"t quite seem to deliver on performance/watt as suggested by their presentations either (unmuch less we trawl via the exact problems that need to be met to satisfy that perf increase) - do we sue?And it"s not a 150W component as advertised. Do we sue for that, too?
warrior420First of all, how dare you try to protect Nvidia. This was settled in court showing the crippled card had an worry, and the civilization won. Why would certainly you argue against a courts findings? Just challenge the facts that these cards where/are a sham that everyone had actually high expectations for, and Nvidia is a very disingenuous agency for going out of their way to put out a product that has concerns. Shame on Nvidia. They knew what they did from the start. It proves they have no treatment about appropriate innovation and also their customers.Because the findings came out on the internet a while back, I have actually vowed to never before buy an Nvidia product ever again.mate, evident nvidia fanboy is apparent.. regardmuch less though, people need to vote with their wallet, which they dont, because they dont treatment, they treatment more for just how they will certainly be viewed by their social circle, and there nvidia=bigger epenis. i dont bvarious other anymore.. its pointmuch less. stupidity is invincible after all. we are talking around a company that has actually 80% of the sector, yet still supplies shady strategies, and the majority of human being dont give a flying f
ck.. yet they will certainly bitch about just how amd doesnt compete.. tbelow is no hope for the huguy race.. 30$ LOL
bugAnd it"s not a 150W part as advertised. Do we sue for that, too?That problem has actually been addressed though AND the green team (of which I"m now component of) had actually a so I large worry through the last generation cards spiking over stated power draw figures. Everyone"s at it, do not worry!
rhythmeisterThat concern has been addressed though AND the green team (of which I"m currently component of) had a so I huge concern via the last generation cards spiking over proclaimed power draw numbers. Everyone"s at it, don"t worry!Addressed, yes. Power attract from the socket was restricted to 75W, however the card deserve to still attract more than 75W from the PCIe connector (and does so by default). So it"s still a card that uses over 150W, being sold as a 150W card.
$ReaPeR$mate, apparent nvidia fanboy is noticeable.. regardless though, human being have to vote with their wallet, which they dont, bereason they dont care, they care more for how they will certainly be perceived by their social circle, and tright here nvidia=bigger epenis. i dont bvarious other anymore.. its pointless. stupidity is invincible after all. we are talking around a agency that has 80% of the market, yet still supplies shady tactics, and also the majority of civilization dont give a flying f
ck.. yet they will bitch about just how amd doesnt contend.. tright here is no hope for the huguy race.. 30$ LOLC"mon dude. You offend many world that buy Nvidia simply because their peak finish is faster. Why do you equate that with epeen? If I want to buy the fastest gfx card in a generation, I will certainly (if i want to shell out for it). It doesn"t make me a fanboy of whatever brand I buy and it doesn"t make me a cock waving technotwat. It"s attitudes that you display screen (somehow without even noticing o_O) that are the epitome of a fanboy. When you sindicate slag off someone bereason of what they buy because it"s not your option - THEY are the fanboy? Seriously?So, I need to not buy a GTX 1080 because the Fury X is slower? WTF? (FTR, I"m sticking through my 980ti because I"m still on W7). And I really should not buy a GTX1070 because it"s cheaper than Fury X and also in the majority of circumstances, faster?Sheight being silly through comments about Nvidia and also epeen. I might argue the same around any kind of gamer that has actually bought a Radeon Pro Duo (or a Titan Z). It is absolute nonfeeling to tell people to buy a sreduced card if they want to buy the faster card (or the quieter, etc). Yes, there are fanboys however aim your firearms at them directly and also do not make stupid and sweeping generalisations around peoples buying options.And social circle? Are you totally delusional? Why would my social circle affect my gfx choice? Many of my friends do not also recognize what the inside of a PC looks favor, let alone what brand also is inside it.Yeah, so speak making infantile, fanboy speak to outs, when they ssuggest shine a large fanboy light on your very own head. :slap:
warrior420First of all, exactly how dare you attempt to protect Nvidia. This was settled in court showing the crippled card had actually an worry, and also the civilization won. Why would certainly you argue versus a courts findings? Just face the facts that these cards where/are a sham that everyone had high expectations for, and Nvidia is a very disingenuous firm for going out of their way to put out a product that has issues. Shame on Nvidia. They kbrand-new what they did from the begin. It proves they have no care around appropriate development and their customers.Because the findings came out on the internet a while earlier, I have actually vowed to never before buy an Nvidia product ever before aget.Dude, get genuine. This is about a video card. What lives were hurt? Is this a significant trouble, like faulty herbal gas lines, or brakes on a car that do not work? No, it"s a video card, a deluxe item. Yes, NVIDIA was wrong, however don"t try to make it out prefer they slaughtered hundreds of innocent resides.And for the record, the 970 perdeveloped equally also after the news as it did prior to. And it sucount didn"t soptimal the record sales of it after the memory news either....civilization still thronged to it. Why? Because it was a damned good card, as anyone that ever ACTUALLY owned one knows.
DeathtoGnomesI am in favor of keeping US and also EU lawsuits prefer this sepaprice, despite the added legal fees for Nvidia.As an EU citizen, totally in agreement through that.
rtwjunkieAnd for the document, the 970 perdeveloped equally too after the news as it did before. And it sudepend didn"t speak the document sales of it after the memory news either....civilization still thronged to it. Why? Due to the fact that it was a damned excellent card, as anyone that ever ACTUALLY owned one knows....yet will the 970 have much less longevity as a result? More games are making use of even more and also more VRAM and I"m certain the worry will become more evident as that becomes the instance for even more games. Just bereason it wasn"t an problem then and also isn"t quite an problem now, does not intend it will not be an concern in a year. As I sassist in another thread about VRAM that is semi-related:AquinusVRAM capacity is one of those points that does not issue until you don"t have enough of it.In various other words, if you"re not utilizing that much, it will not be a trouble.
Aquinus...yet will certainly the 970 have actually less longevity as a result? More games are using even more and also more VRAM and I"m certain the concern will come to be even more obvious as that becomes the instance for even more games. Just because it wasn"t an issue then and isn"t rather an concern now, does not intend it won"t be an concern in a year. As I said in another thcheck out about VRAM that is semi-related:In other words, if you"re not using that a lot, it will not be a problem.Well the thing is, the card is currently 2 years old. It"s a mid-grade card. The realistic lifecycle that a lot of civilization I am mindful of via mid-tier cards is 2-3 years. As rapid as GPU technology transforms and also breakthroughs, it"s pointmuch less to buy a card bereason of what you think you can need two to 3 years from currently. Invariably, that guess will finish up wrong.
rtwjunkieWell the thing is, the card is currently 2 years old. It"s a mid-grade card. The realistic lifecycle that the majority of people I am conscious of with mid-tier cards is 2-3 years. As quick as GPU technology alters and breakthroughs, it"s pointless to buy a card bereason of what you think you might need two to 3 years from now. Invariably, that guess will end up wrong.You say that yet, I had actually my first 6870 for 6 years and also got a 2nd one for CFX when one wasn"t sufficient after 3 years.
Class action lawsuits appears just feasible in USA or Canada or whatever. Not for europe. If anyone remembers the VW diesel scandal, it settled for billions of dollars in USA and also buyers, yet we in Europe acquire no compensation at all. They"d simply reflash your car"s ECU to complement the CO2 and also thats it.So yes, lawsuit is great, provides Nvidia think twice around placing false advertisement around their cards. AMD camp is cheering now.

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the54thvoidC"mon dude. You offend many type of human being that buy Nvidia simply bereason their optimal finish is much faster. Why do you equate that via epeen? If I desire to buy the fastest gfx card in a generation, I will (if i want to shell out for it). It doesn"t make me a fanboy of whatever before brand I buy and it doesn"t make me a cock waving technotwat. It"s mindsets that you screen (somejust how without also noticing o_O) that are the epitome of a fanboy. When you ssuggest slag off someone bereason of what they buy bereason it"s not your alternative - THEY are the fanboy? Seriously?So, I need to not buy a GTX 1080 because the Fury X is slower? WTF? (FTR, I"m sticking with my 980ti because I"m still on W7). And I really must not buy a GTX1070 bereason it"s cheaper than Fury X and in most circumstances, faster?Sheight being silly through comments around Nvidia and also epeen. I might argue the exact same around any gamer that has bought a Radeon Pro Duo (or a Titan Z). It is absolute nonfeeling to tell civilization to buy a sreduced card if they want to buy the much faster card (or the quieter, etc). Yes, tbelow are fanboys yet aim your firearms at them directly and also don"t make stupid and also sweeping generalisations around individuals buying selections.And social circle? Are you entirely delusional? Why would my social circle influence my gfx choice? Most of my friends do not even know what the inside of a COMPUTER looks choose, let alone what brand is inside it.Yeah, so sheight making infantile, fanboy contact outs, once they ssuggest shine a large fanboy light on your own head. :slap:why carry out you take it personally? i own an nvidia product ffs additionally i wasnt talking about any type of of your comments. do you uncover it rational for someone to protect nvidia in this case? also, i make pc systems for a living, and in my experience many human being will certainly buy nvidia just because they think it will be faster or because all their friends have one, 960 vs 380x for example.(you recognize how marketing functions right?) if a firm is not punimelted for its shitty habits carry out you think it will speak behaving prefer this? additionally why execute you think that you or me are the typical users? carry out you think that a typical user will certainly be posting on technology forums or check out eexceptionally day about technology improvements?i didnt put you in any type of place, i wasnt also talking to you, so why the hell carry out you acquire all defensive? i buy the product that finest suits my needs based upon the amount that i can spend, i dont buy it because is red, green or blue. additionally this conversation is irpertinent to the topic at hand also so i will not continue.