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Nvidia Gets Sued Over GTX 970 False Advertising

Nvidia Lawsuit Over GTX 970

Nvidia Gets Sued Over GTX 970 False Advertising

Nvidia Gets Sued Over GTX 970 False Advertising

 

Last month the dirt hit the fan when news came out that Nvidia falsely advertised the GTX 970 as a 4GB card, while the last .5GB of the GPU didn't perform the way it is supposed to, alas it was a lot slower. Consumers didn't like this and refunds were requested on a large scale. But for some people, a refund just isn't going to cut it, as one person has actually sued Nvidia for false advertising. With this, the consumer also sued Gigabyte, because the person bought two Gigabyte GTX 970s.

The lawsuit stated that the last .5GB performed '80% slower than it's supposed to, which can lead to stuttering images on high-res screens and poor performance in some games.' Nvidia declined to comment on the lawsuit, and Gigabyte couldn't be reached, states PCWorld.

 Nvidia Gets Sued Over GTX 970 False Advertising

 

In response to the memory issue, Nvidia acknowledged the problem and stated that although it's true that the 970 uses a different memory subsystem than its bigger sibling, the GTX 980, the performance hit is negligible.

The lawsuit was filed last Thursday, and is on behalf of all consumers in the U.S. that bought a GTX 970. We'll keep you up to date on this. What do you think, is this deserved or not? And should Gigabyte be punished for Nvidia's mistakes? Let us know.

 

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22-02-2015, 05:21:00

Dicehunter
I hope this does go through mainly just so companies in the future will give accurate details about their products.

Yes it's still a good card but it's like being sold a car that's advertised as having 600BHP that does 150MPH, You test it and it does indeed do 150MPH but after a while you find out the manufacturer lied to you and it only has 450BHP, You'd be royally ed off.Quote

22-02-2015, 05:31:42

AverageNinja
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I hope this does go through mainly just so companies in the future will give accurate details about their products.

Yes it's still a good card but it's like being sold a car that's advertised as having 600BHP that does 150MPH, You test it and it does indeed do 150MPH but after a while you find out the manufacturer lied to you and it only has 450BHP, You'd be royally ed off.
Agreed. I do hope this is successful. However, I don't think Gigabyte deserves to be involved in this. It's not their fault :/Quote

22-02-2015, 05:40:00

SynthaxBE
it has 4gigs of ram and the performance it showed in benchmarks.
The mistake they made was misadvertising the last 0.5gigs as fast memory.

as for your car reference it has 450bhp on one engine and a second smaller 150bhp engine wich gets blown away by the bigger engine but it's there even if it sometimes slows down the bigger engine.

I don't think this case will be over fast or that it wil be settled with a small money refund to all gtx 970 owners.Quote

22-02-2015, 05:52:16

Black Magic
Hope he wins. Time will tell. Should gigabyte be punished? No, should nvidia be punished? Of course.

So glad i went the 980, 970 price at time was very attractive!Quote

22-02-2015, 05:58:28

n0ave
I got a 970 G1 Gaming about 3 months ago.

If I knew about this issue I would have purchased the 980.

Don't get me wrong the card is very good and I'm pleased with it, but I'm not happy with Nvidia for their false advertising.

Also my card has a very annoying noise pitch under heavy load, but that's not Nvidia fault, it's Gigabyte's and their "superoverclocked G1 Gaming".Quote
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