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Faulty NVIDIA GPUs Cost the Company a Fortune

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    That's undoubtedly truth, but how much exactly, well this story will tell. In accordance with APC Mag, during its last fiscal year, graphics chip manufacturer NVIDIA spent US$43.6 million (AU$67 million) to cover warranty and replace faulty products. What made the amount so big, were the faulty chips caught last year. They were officially reported by NVIDIA too. According to the graphics maker due to weak packaging supplied by TSMC, a lot of the chips sold to third parties become damaged due to overheating. NVIDIA then announced that it plans to take a charge of US$196 million to cover anticipated warranty, repair, return, replacement and other costs arising from the "weak die/packaging material" in those select devices. Until now only $43.6 million were spent which means that so far, NVIDIA has only spent a mere 22% of the original amount set aside, suggesting that there are still thousands of notebooks out there with the faulty chips. Recently, owners of the new multi-GPU MacBook Pro notebooks, started talking about defective NVIDIA GPUs again, but everything was covered fast and both Apple and NVIDIA said to be working on a cure for the graphics problems. Let's hope there will be no more faulty graphics chips from the green company.

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    At a time when theyre subsidizing teh 295? At least they have $$$ to throw around.
     

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