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[Bit-Tech] Nvidia accused of crippling board partners' designs

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Bit-Tech spoke to an un-named inside Nvidia source

Thanks to bern43 for the link.
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A source inside one of Nvidia's largest graphics manufacturing partners, who spoke to us on the condition that they remain anonymous, explains: 'The fact is Nvidia is stopping ALL partners from allowing any form of hardware/software overvolting, or providing hardware mods beyond its very limited restrictions. They threaten to cut allocation [of GK100 parts] if hardware mods aren’t removed or avoided entirely.'

While homebrew soldering-iron-and-prayer overvolting is still permitted, manufacturing partners aren't allowed to make it easy for buyers. 'We're not allowed to openly advertise the PCB markings [for overvoltage adjustment] on the GTX 680,' our source continues.


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Please keep the comments under control and educated. No car analogies biggrin.gif ha
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post #2 of 252
This reminds me of when BFG went under.
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somewhat rather a different story from what BSN reported o_O
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http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2012/10/3/nvidias-green-light-program--improving-quality-or-strangling-innovation.aspx
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We prefer AICs ensure the GPU stays within spec and encourage this through warranty support, but it’s ultimately up to the AIC what they want to do. Their choice does not affect allocation.

So who's lying?
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Well the BIt-Tech is and un-named source inside Nvidia and the other is a Nvida PR Rep.

Im betting most PR Reps. are able to make cancer sound like a good thing.
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Well this isn't good for us or the board manufacturers, but I don't understand the upside to it in nvidias point of view :s
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Originally Posted by SgtMunky View Post

Well this isn't good for us or the board manufacturers, but I don't understand the upside to it in nvidias point of view :s

Less RMA's due to failed overclocks = more $$$
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GTX 780 has voltage control or nvidia can stick it in a pipe and smoke it
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I don't want to read into this too much, but...

NVIDIA is hurting us enthusiasts by doing this. By leashing AIB manufacturers, consumers are getting less performance for their money. Is NVIDIA so protective of their brand reputation that they are willing to force AIB to comply with their demands while limiting the true performance potential of Kepler? Don't bite the hand that feed you...

The negative press and potential consumer backlash should have given NVIDIA pause to think twice about their stance towards overvolting.
    
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It's true... The new EVGA 680 Classifieds shipped without the EVBOT plug that the old Classies did before it... Some people asked over at EVGA boards and got an official response.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?&m=1755509

Scroll to post 11 to read.
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