Nvidia Hit With Securities Lawsuit Over Bad Graphics Chips

A lawsuit filed in a California court on Tuesday alleged Nvidia violated U.S. securities laws and concealed the existence of a serious defect in its graphics-chip line for at least eight months "in a series of false and misleading statements made to the investing public."

The lawsuit charged that Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and CFO Marvin Burkett knew as early as November 2007 about a flaw that exists in the packaging used with some of the company's graphics chips that caused them to fail at unusually high rates.

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I've preferred ATI for the last 8 or so. The wife bought me a desktop replacement (because of a house move some years back) and it came with a Geforce go 6800 and I must say Nvidias drivers are crap. Just to prove a point try games like Alice or the original Soul reaver on both nvidias and ati's drivers and see what comes out best. Alice on the nvidia one cant run with vsink on (even if you enable it in in the control panel) but it does with atis drivers. Soul reaver just wont run at all on Nvidia (unless you you downgrade to the early 70 drivers). Also I have friends that have had nvidia cards fail on them but not one has has an ati fail. I'm stuck with nvidia just now but when I build the new desktop I've been saving for I'm not letting Nvidia near it.

I've preferred ATI for the last 8 or so. The wife bought me a desktop replacement (because of a house move some years back) and it came with a Geforce go 6800 and I must say Nvidias drivers are crap. Just to prove a point try games like Alice or the original Soul reaver on both nvidias and ati's drivers and see what comes out best. Alice on the nvidia one cant run with vsync on (even if you enable it in in the control panel) but it does with atis drivers. Soul reaver just wont run at all on Nvidia (unless you you downgrade to the early 70 drivers). Also I have friends that have had nvidia cards fail on them but not one has has an ati fail. I'm stuck with nvidia just now but when I build the new desktop I've been saving for I'm not letting Nvidia near it.

I like nVidia, but I own an 8400M GS in my XPS M1330 which has failed. It was replaced, but I don't know if the new one is defective or not.

this place is just like a soap opera.

Intel fan bois hate AMD Fan bois

ATI fan bois hate Nvidia fan bois...

I love this place. it's NEVER a dull moment! :nuts:

i am nV fan but i am very abset/angry about what happen recently

if they release more crap gpu i am going to dump them , my next gpu will be readon 4870 or 5870 x2 if they release it soon

i had NF4 mainboard on my family home

it run fine with amd cpu

but i will never buy NF boards for intel system ever , they are crap compared to intel chipsets

Geforce 8 series?. Did they ever fix that issue, because I have an 8600 GT card I bought recently. In any case, I haven't had any problems from mine.

"rotten in hell"??? HHmmm that's an interesting collection of words.

Anyway it would be worse. You could be an ATI fan

(mel00 said @ #1)
HAHAHAHAHA
Once I was a NVIDIA fan... Now they can rotten in hell.

This could have just as easily have happened to AMD/ATI and then you would probably be ditzin' them too huh? Nvidia still makes great products, but I do have to admit that Nvidia really screwed the pooch over this GPU fiasco and given that this is good ole America, the lawsuit was inevitable, sad to say.

(warwagon said @ #1.4)
I agree. The whole Nforce 3 vista thing made me never want to buy another nvidia product.

Nforce 3 is old. Why would you want to run Vista on a N3?

(mel00 said @ #1)
HAHAHAHAHA
Once I was a NVIDIA fan... Now they can rotten in hell.

if you really think that you are an idiot. both companies need each other. there was to be competition, other wise we all are in trouble

(Typhon said @ #1.6)

Nforce 3 is old. Why would you want to run Vista on a N3?

Gee lets see

AMD X2 4200
2 gigs of ram
350 gig sata hard drive
ATI x850

why wouldn't I want to run vista on it?

(warwagon said @ #1.8)

Gee lets see

AMD X2 4200
2 gigs of ram
350 gig sata hard drive
ATI x850

why wouldn't I want to run vista on it?


Beeecause...that's a crap system?

(warwagon said @ #1.4)
I agree. The whole Nforce 3 vista thing made me never want to buy another nvidia product.


Seconded! We're still not talking....


"Nforce 3 is old. Why would you want to run Vista on a N3? "

Maybe when we beta tested LONGHORN in what, when was it? 2004 an NF3 was mainstream and NVIDIA screwed all of us NF3 users over by not supporting the platform. Albeit ATI screwed me as well without AIW support for my 9600xt which wasnt exactly old tech either. i got hit by both sticks : (
But they suffer in the end because I havn't upgraded either card or chipset (or OS for that matter).