NVIDIA denies rumors of faulty chips, mass GPU failures

by admin July 16, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Two weeks ago, NVIDIA filed a report (PDF) with the SEC (PDF) 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.”

The next section of NVIDIA’s filing acknowledges the flaw’s severity and size, noting that “The previous generation… products that are impacted were included in a number of notebook products that were shipped and sold in significant quantities. Certain notebook configurations… are failing in the field at higher than normal rates.”

Read more: arstechnica.com