Thursday, August 14, 2008

Every Nvidia GeForce 8800, 9600, and 9800 is Defective

Nvidia Geforce Graphics CardsJust last month the Inquirer claimed that every Nvidia graphics card with a G84 and G86 chipset is bad (which basically entails every 8 series graphic card below the 8800). Here is what Inquirer had to say about the 8 series chipset currently in use for those under the 8800.

"The short story is that all the G84 and G86 parts are bad. Period. No exceptions. All of them, mobile and desktop, use the exact same ASIC, so expect them to go south in inordinate numbers as well.

While this may already sound bad enough as is, but now the Inquirer is reporting that "four board partners are seeing G92 and G94 chips going bad in the field at high rates.". This accusation would mean that every single GeForce 8800 GT, GTS, GS, all mobile 8800s, and nearly all of the 9600 and 9800 series cards are defective. The Inquirer has also gone on to claim that Nvidia is covering this entire fiasco up because of the costs associated with admitting the defect would be devastating for the company.

If Nvidia doesn't acknowledge a problem with the cards then the only thing to do is to watch what happens to the majority of the cards currently in use. Hopefully Inquirer is wrong, because thats a big bag of video cards.

Read Full Story at The Inquirer


Anonymous said...

I have the 8600 with Intel - it's so true. I hate Nvidia!!!

Anonymous said...

I have an 8400M GT. It failed last week. I hate it!!! I can only approve to another site which cited "expect these cards to hold 18 Months". Mine hold 19.