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    Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    And will pay $1.3 million for the attorneys’ fees.
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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    So as in most cases the only people that really win are the lawyers

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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    so:

    "The settlement agreed by Nvidia is to pay anyone in the US who bought a GTX 970 the sum of $30"

    only US and fu** everyone else in the world who got scammed by this, also 30$ lol

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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    I'm amazed that they got anything. The cards worked fine and many are still extremely happy with them.

    But yes, another case of the lawyers winning. Yet so many Americans are still dumb enough to keep having these "make lawyers rich" class lawsuits.
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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    $30 reflects the level of underperformance? That is assuming a linear relationship between performance and cost, when in reality, a law of diminishing returns apllies - an extra 10% performance is a lot more than an extra 10% cost when buying a new card!

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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    $30 reflects Nvidia lying to customers repeatedly.

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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I'm amazed that they got anything. The cards worked fine and many are still extremely happy with them.

    But yes, another case of the lawyers winning. Yet so many Americans are still dumb enough to keep having these "make lawyers rich" class lawsuits.
    right until they need to use all 4GB of ram then its a proven stuttery mess.

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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    Anyone know if Ngreedia will extend this offer to European buyers ?

    Or know if there is European class action lawsuits ongoing ?

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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    Anyone that bought one, after the news hit, shouldn't get a penny as the information was there if you bothered to look. Word of mouth etc. Other than that I doubt anyone had an issue, casual gaming, with the change of ram.

    Another day, another excuse, a chance to get free cash.

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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    Oh, 30 bucks?! Really? Only?
    It is not only compensating the customer what is at stake here. It it the continuous blatant lying from Nvidia that bothers me as well. I had Nvidia cards before and changed to AMD and never had any issue whatsoever.
    Now another issue arises. Compensation to US costumers. What the hell are they doing to the rest of the world?! Nothing.
    Even if I liked their cards, this kind of attitude to push you problems away with you belly, makes me completely disgusted with this company.

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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I'm amazed that they got anything. The cards worked fine and many are still extremely happy with them.

    But yes, another case of the lawyers winning. Yet so many Americans are still dumb enough to keep having these "make lawyers rich" class lawsuits.
    Nvidia lied about the specs of a card and if it was beneficial to have 500 meg of slower ram they would have A/ advertised it and B/ used this config on any of there other cards which they haven't.
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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    Maybe us Europeans should do some sort of class action....
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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by HalloweenJack View Post
    right until they need to use all 4GB of ram then its a proven stuttery mess.
    As the owner of a 970SLI system, I can tell you this is a complete load of horsedung.

    It is completely dependent on how the game engine utilises that slower memory, Battlefield 4 for example can go as high as 3.8GB on Vram usage at 4K resolution and will suffer no frame rate problems.

    Only a small amount of games suffer, and even those that do generally only drop 10-20% of frames compared to when they keep below 3.5GB.

    The impression given that frame rates collapse to unplayable levels is just one of those myths perpetuated by the internet rage monkeys like this guy.

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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by YazX View Post
    only US and fu** everyone else in the world who got scammed by this, also 30$ lol
    Well, that rather pathetic settlement for the infamous Nvidia solder defects ('bumbgate') only applied in the US too. AFAIR it was only for laptop users (forgetting all about 8800GT desktop, nForce mobos and anything else Nvidia sold from that period with defective solder bumbs), so someone whose $1000+ laptop failed got a $250 laptop for their settlement.
    Never applied to Europe anyhow. My first Nvidia solder defect was an 8800GT (shortly afterwards my brother's went too, later some nForce mobos and laptops) but co-incidentally BFG went bankrupt a few months before my card went down. Their European warranty was of course not as good as the US one (no lifetime warranty here) but my card was just barely in year three of its warranty when it went. Rather suspect they had too many warranty claims in the US which hastend BFGs demise.
    Haven't really bought any Nvidia stuff since expect for one GTX970 (not for me personally). Nvidia are really a dodgy company anyhow and I'd rather avoid them even without having been shafted by their hardware defects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outwar6010 View Post
    Nvidia lied about the specs of a card and if it was beneficial to have 500 meg of slower ram they would have A/ advertised it and B/ used this config on any of there other cards which they haven't.
    They did not lie. The card had 4GB and performed as benchmarks showed.

    Or are you really saying that all manufacturers should include detailed breakdowns of the internal workings of their cards that 99.99% of people wouldn't ever understand?
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    Re: Nvidia settles US GeForce GTX 970 class action – $30 per buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    They did not lie. The card had 4GB and performed as benchmarks showed.

    Or are you really saying that all manufacturers should include detailed breakdowns of the internal workings of their cards that 99.99% of people wouldn't ever understand?
    They absolutely did lie. On my msi 970 box it didn't disclose any of this bs. What other card has had different types of rams at different speeds? None. They advertised the card as having 4gb, being gddr5 and all of it running at 7 Gbps.
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