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Last summer I purchased an nVidia GTX 970 video card from Newegg.  Yesterday I got an e-mail from them telling me a settlement had been reached in a class action law suit regarding this video card.  Does anyone have any information or detals on this?

 

Noel

 

 

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Weirdos people will sue for anything these days - getting ridiculous  :mad:

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Thanks for the link, Bert. Would be interesting how this $30 refund is dispersed.I bought mine end of December 2015.

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It pertains to any GTX 9xx card where the advertised VRAM was not totally utilized. For example, if the card was advertised as having 4 GB VRAM, but in reality it only used 3.8. As with all class-action settlements, there will be a website explaining how to obtain your $30US refund (it might be a different amount in other countries). Usually this process consists of filling out a very short form and attaching a receipt verifying  proof of purchase.

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Weirdos people will sue for anything these days - getting ridiculous  :mad:

 

How dare they expect to get what the seller claimed to be selling...

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Reminds me of the Hyundai horsepower lawsuit, ooh, that 4% horsepower deficit is really going to be missed.

 

All seems a bit silly but the honesty stick does need to be brought out in order to prevent a slippery slope.

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Weirdos people will sue for anything these days - getting ridiculous  :mad:

 

Richard, I have to disagree. Nothing is "weirdo" about this. Nvidia marketed this card as a 4gb card, and users later discovered that only 3.5gb of it was usable. That is false advertising and misleading marketing if I ever saw it and a class action lawsuit was appropriate to the consumers who were dishonestly led to purchase a card of different specification than what they bargained for. 

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Reminds me of the Hyundai horsepower lawsuit, ooh, that 4% horsepower deficit is really going to be missed.

 

All seems a bit silly but the honesty stick does need to be brought out in order to prevent a slippery slope.

 

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Not all GTX 9xx cards have this VRAM issue. It's a small subset and owners will be notified either by email or snail mail.

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