NVIDIA shows signs ... [2008 - 2017]

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  1. Acert93

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    At least MS, after some toes to fire, extended their warranty to 3 years for similar issues.
     
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    More rumours from Charlie, and some finger-in-the-air calculations.

     
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    Has their ever been a "recall" in pc tech for anything that's not a safety issue to the user (like Sony's exploding batteries)?
     
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    Did they recall the DeathStar err DeskStar hard drives a few years back? I don't remember, and I'm to lazy to look it up.
     
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    I'm not nit-picking: Is there really much of a difference between recalling laptops and XB360s? They're both a kind of consumer unit which is essentially a "sealed box" - unlike the "user-upgradable" PC.

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    Xbox 360s weren't recalled though, they simply had their warranty extended.
     
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    No, they didn't. They paid damages on a class action suit to people who made claims under the suit, but they didn't recall.
     
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    Right. Which is what HP just did for people who didn't buy an extended warranty originally. It's a limited warranty regarding the gpu failing only, but it's the same concept --extended warranty, not recall.

    Maybe someone will think of one (Pentium errata, maybe?), but I think they are exceedingly rare if they aren't going to cause a fire or somesuch.

    Edit: Yes, Pentium floating point bug was a "Recall" with no safety issues involved. Tho it was also nearly at the very beginning of the parts consumer life-cycle too, which made that easier to do financially.
     
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    Ah, OK, I thought they spent about a billion $ on a recall.

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    They did a billion dollar write off on 360 repairs.
     
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    It wasn't a write-off, but a charge/set-aside associated with warranty extension.

    The history can be refreshed on here: http://www.beyond3d.com/content/news/331

    Anyway... so the way HP is handling this would be in line with how Microsoft handled it. The difference is that in Microsoft's situation it was basically hordes at the gate over a well known defect, and here it's a semi-shadowy affair with various levels of non-admittance/explanation by the various parties involved.
     
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    So is that down to differences in the target audience or the more tenuous relationships of a variety of companies being involved rather than just one?
     
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    Probably the later... but really I think the biggest difference is that the majority of the owners of these systems are completely unaware of the issues to begin with, and HP et al have to walk the fine line of addressing it for those afflicted while at the same time obviously not wanting to raise a flag on it such that folk that are completely oblivious and happy with their purchase (and the brand) become agitated and upset.

    Throw in the fact that they have to coordinate their efforts and PR moves with another major player, and the whole thing definitely comes off as awkward.
     
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    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/07/31/nvidia-790i-board-pulled-makers

     
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    Gigabyte has removed all i7x0 motherboards from their web site!
     
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    Damn! Implosion seems to be an accurate description :???:
     
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    While it's plausible there were problems with 790i... It seems more than a little bit biased not to have even mentioned that it'd be EOL anyway because MCP7A-U is coming soon.
     
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    If this keeps up, maybe, NV could become an acquisition target?
     
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    http://www.digitimes.com/mobos/a20080801VL203.html

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    Intel wouldn't be making any chipsets if it didn't help sell processors and keep old fabs running.

    AMD would still have the excuse that its chipsets help sell processors and possibly video cards.

    Nvidia just has the video card excuse, and apparently it looks like chipsets don't really sell video cards or procure QPI licensing.
     
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