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http://tech.pnosker.com/2012/05/21/nvidia-potentially-recalling-all-gtx-670-680-690-kepler-video-cards/

http://videocardz.com/33185/nvidia-to-recall-all-geforce-gtx-600-series-cards
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According to a leak from chip producer TSMC, NVIDIA may be recalling all of their newly released Kepler GTX 670, 680, and 690 graphics cards. After being released, serious supply issues have resulted in inflated prices and serious reduced stocking of parts. This news has come at the worst time with customers already with cards possibly needing to exchange for a new one.

According to the report, chips may be suffering from serious performance degradation over long periods of heavy load. This sounds a lot like Intel’s Sandy Bridge SATA controller issue last year with motherboards being recalled due to SATA controller performance degradation.

We will have more information as it comes.
post #2 of 23
Glad I didn't trade in my 7970 now. smile.gif I really did think about it too.
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Glad I didn't trade in my 7970 now. smile.gif I really did think about it too.

Me too. Considered it to get better folding cards. This may not be anything, but either way, glad I didn't.
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glad i just went with another 580. Nvidia deserves this, the 680 is a mild improvement over the 500 series that has gouged prices because the games of today in ability to push graphics harder.
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I tried to get a 680, glad I just ordered a 7970 an hour ago. Sure does suck for all the guys that do have them. I have been doing some reading about the shortage and prices. The article was talking about quality control was a problem.
     
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"Please take this information with a huge grain of salt. Credibility of the source is unknown. According to the Pnosker.com, NVIDIA may be recalling all GTX 670, GTX 680 and GTX 690 cards due to performance degradation problems."

Sort of an important line to leave out.
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If this is true then folders will be the first to know. Not many of us "upgraded" to 600 series though.
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wow ... I bough mine yesterday... will have it in around 1 week :S
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[05/21/2012 12:08 PM PST]
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Nvidia Corp. on Monday denied plans to recall GeForce GTX products based on the GK104 graphics processing units due to rumoured eventual performance degradation. The company claims that the rumours are incorrect and the graphics products work fine.

"There is no truth to this," said Bryan Del Rizzo, a spokesman for Nvidia.

The official for the company declined to provide any further details or colour to the information published earlier on Monday. According to a media report, Nvidia GK104 "chips may be suffering from serious performance degradation over long periods of heavy load". The exact effects of performance degradation were not indicated: it is unclear whether certain stream processors stop working, or the chips drop clock-speed. As a result, the company was rumored to initiate recall process for the GK104-based products.

Before making it to the market, all the new GPUs are vigorously tested in various applications; they also pass Microsoft HCL tests, which not only stress graphics chips, but take hours to complete. Therefore, chances that chips may degrade in performance over time are pretty low.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/graphics/display/20120521120817_Nvidia_Denies_Plans_to_Recall_GeForce_GTX_600_Due_to_Performance_Degradation.html
 
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