GTX 970 False Advertising Case: NVIDIA Begins Accepting Claims After Court Settlement

In what could be termed as an embarrassing end to an even more embarrassing fight for the chip giant, NVIDIA finally launched a website yesterday as part of a court agreement that makes GTX 970 users in the US entitled to a refund of $30 from the company.

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The whole controversy began almost a year and a half back when consumers started filing legal complaints against NVIDIA accusing the company of resorting to false advertisements to promote the GTX 970 graphics card.

Following a relatively short legal battle that saw Nvidia and its co-defendants trying to dismiss the case on several occasions, the company finally agreed to a preliminary settlement nearly a couple of months back.

As per users who dragged the company to the court, the GeForce GTX 970 was being advertised and sold as a 4 GB graphics card even though the product had only 3.5 GB of usable memory in addition to a 0.5 GB segment that’s 7 times slower than the rest of the pool.

But that was not all, during the court proceedings, NVIDIA admitted that it had cited several inaccurate specs during the promotion of the card, including exaggerated claims about L2 cache and the number of Render Output Units.

Only those living in the US and who purchased a GTX 970 card in the US between September 1, 2014, and August 24 are eligible for the $30 in the refund for each card purchased.

Those who purchased desktop systems equipped with a GTX 970 card are also eligible to claim their $30. However, those who purchased notebooks equipped with the mobility version of the card (GTX 970M) were not covered by the settlement.

If you meet all of these eligibility criteria, visit this website for all the details you’ll need.

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