Nvidia GTX 970 Lawsuit Has Been Settled, $30 Refund To The Owners Of GTX 970

By   /   Jul 29, 2016
Nvidia GTX 970 lawsuit

Some of you might remember Nvidia GTX 970 lawsuit that was filed against Nvidia, the lawsuit was filed in February 2015 for the false advertising of its popular graphics card, GTX 970. That Nvidia GTX 970 lawsuit has been settled, and it is not in favor of the company.

The settlement is going to be costly for the company. Nvidia has reached a settlement with the the plaintiffs, and according to the settlement, Nvidia will have to pay back a certain amount of money to all the GTX 970 owners.

The Nvidia GTX 970 lawsuit is mainly centered around three allegations.

  • The GTX 970 was marketed as a card with 4 GB of video memory, whereas the card actually has 3.5 GB of RAM, with the remaining 0.5 GB being a much slower “spillover segment” that is decoupled from the main RAM.
  • The GTX 970 was marketed as a card with 64 render output processors, whereas the card actually has 56 render output processors.
  • The GTX 970 was marketed as a card with an L2 cache capacity of 2,048 KB, whereas the card actually has a 1,792 KB L2 cache.

Now these differences are going to cost $30 to every single member of the settlement class.

However, this settlement is not only limited to Plantiffs as the settlement class is defined as any US resident or entity who purchased GTX 970 in US. Those who purchased the graphics card can get their $30 from Nvidia, ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte or any authorized retailer before August 24, 2016.

GTX 970 is the most popular card among users on Steam, according to Valve’s monthly hardware survey. According to the survey 5% of the respondents indicated that GTX 970 is the graphics card of their choice.

What do you think of Nvidia GTX 970 Lawsuit settlement? Is $30 too much for a 0.5 GB difference in memory or is it less? Let us know in the comments.

Source: US District Court.

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