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News HP extends warranties for Nvidia flaw

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    this is really going to kill Nvidia credability.
     
  3. Sebbo

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    i really wish nvidia's spin would stop getting thrown around. its quite obviously well beyond being not just a "bad batch" or "manufacturing glitch". to put it bluntly, its a major f**k up on nvidia's behalf. Charlie Demerjian from The INQ (though he may seem heavily biased against nvidia) reckons he's been told by several sources that (and this is simplifying it alot, but gives you the general idea) nvidia's been designing and spec'ing the chips power (and thus heat output) lower than they really are, eg. saying a 30W chip is only 20W, meaning that the chips aren't cooled anywhere near as well as they should be.
    can read all about it here: http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/09/01/why-nvidia-chips-defective (three parts)
     
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    bubsterboo New Member

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    Apple is offering warenty extensions on their effected notebooks? I wasn't aware of this, and i do have a nvidia GPU in my MBP.
     
  5. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    ATI fanboys laughing? I have a 8600GT and I am laughing at them, I have found the mobile Radeons to be underpowered compared to their nVidia counterparts. It may be defective, but it is still a good chip. I just hope nVidia will bring out a new line with the same power envelope so I can exchange the MXM module with a better chip if it dies.
     
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