Go Back   nV News Forums > General Forums > Archived News Items

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-21-12, 06:30 PM   #1
News
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 46,584
Post NVIDIA Likely Not Recalling All 600 Series Kepler GPUs

More...
News is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-12, 06:38 PM   #2
ViN86
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,486
Default Re: NVIDIA Likely Not Recalling All 600 Series Kepler GPUs

Whoa wtf.

Here's the original article:

http://tech.pnosker.com/2012/05/21/n...r-video-cards/

With a nice big disclaimer lol:

Quote:
According to a leak from chip producer TSMC, NVIDIA may be recalling all of their newly released Kepler GTX 670, 680, and 690 graphics cards. After being released, serious supply issues have resulted in inflated prices and serious reduced stocking of parts. This news has come at the worst time with customers already with cards possibly needing to exchange for a new one.

According to the report, chips may be suffering from serious performance degradation over long periods of heavy load. This sounds a lot like Intel’s Sandy Bridge SATA controller issue last year with motherboards being recalled due to SATA controller performance degradation.

We will have more information as it comes.



Update 2:35 PM EST:

A few quick comments: our source has been accurate with some prior information but this is the first time we are citing something said about GPUs. Let’s just wait and see. Hopefully this isn’t true as my new computer coming in will feature dual GTX 680 cards along with a GTX 580. Additionally, it’s interesting reading the commentary throughout the web regarding this story. Firstly, I am not shorting this stock. I hold no interests in any tech companies. Some commentary has stated the lack of relation between this and Intel’s SATA snafu. I wasn’t suggesting the mechanism of failure was alike but rather that the problem and this one, if true, would be of similar magnitude shortly after release. Finally, some have stated that NVIDIA, Microsoft, and vendors all test rigorously. Yes, that should happen, but let’s look at EVGA’s announced recall of some of their GTX 670 cards due to failures. These cards were tested yet the screening failed to stop the cards from being released. We don’t have any specific details beyond “possible recall” so anything else is just speculation. For some more reading about some related occurrences read The Inquirer’s report of EVGA’s GTX 670 Superclocked recall and SemiAccurate’s account of NVIDIA’s Kepler supply issues. According to SemiAccurate, supply issues may be caused by poorly designed lithography and mask problems. Perhaps that’s what’s causing defective chips?



Update 3:28 PM EST:

NVIDIA has claimed that they will not recall any 600 series chips due to performance degradation over times of heavy usage. Let’s hope they stick to it! Of course, take both the leak and NVIDIA’s response with a grain of salt. Of course NVIDIA wouldn’t announce plans to recall before they are going to start it. Also, let’s not forget about NVIDIA’s often denied Bumpgate issue with their mobile chips a couple of years ago.
I doubt it's true, but if it is, yikes.

Hindsight, I think the "lack" of 680 chips was decreased production from the start. GK104 gained the performance crown with some clever engineering tricks (e.g. boost). So it makes sense that the apparent shortage of 680's was a combination of demand and lower yields. I think the widespread availability of the 670 chips demonstrates that the 670 performance level is more in GK104's wheelhouse (or potentially smaller demand, it's hard to say, either way this is my guess).

So, I'd take the Semiaccurate support for this issue with a grain of salt.

Also, this should be in the rumor section.
ViN86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-12, 06:54 PM   #3
Johnny C
Passing you @ 192mph
 
Johnny C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada, EH!
Posts: 779
Default Re: NVIDIA Likely Not Recalling All 600 Series Kepler GPUs

Rumour section for sure...but not a good rumour to hear.
__________________
Phenom II 965BE @ 3.9ghz 200X19.5 1.4625 vcore 2.8ghz NB 2.4ghz HT - Asus M4A79XTD-EVO bios 0604 - 12GB Corsair DDR3 1600 @ 1600mhz CAS 9 w/1T - XFX 6970 2GB 950/1450 - Xigmatek S1283 HSF - Antec 900 - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Johnny C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-12, 07:11 PM   #4
i SPY
007
 
i SPY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: You were sayin'
Posts: 290
Default Re: NVIDIA Likely Not Recalling All 600 Series Kepler GPUs

huh lol

i bet it were just some angry users trying to demand some answers from nvidia and to fix drivers with lower gpu usage, stutter, etc.



About Evga GTX 670 fiasco, it was only SC version (some minor part in display? circuit) and those that bought it got a FTW for exchange.
__________________
intel Q9450 @ 3.656Ghz [1.3875v, LLC off]| GA-X48-DS5 [Memory Enhance: Turbo]|MSi N570GTX TwinFrozrIII OC/PowerEdition|Kingston HyperX 4x2GB PC 8500 @ 1097Mhz [5-5-5-18, 2.25v]| Creative X-FI Pro [SB046A]| Tagan PipeRock 600w [48A]

i SPY is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NVIDIA Responds to Reports of Kepler V-Sync Stuttering Issue Rieper NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series 13 03-03-13 10:56 PM
NVIDIA Kepler GK110 Architecture White Paper News Archived News Items 0 05-20-12 09:00 PM
Nvidia Responds to GeForce 600 Series V-Sync Stuttering Issue News Archived News Items 0 05-18-12 09:30 PM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 brings Kepler on a $399 budget (SlashGear) News GeForce GTX 670 Reviews 0 05-10-12 08:40 AM
Rumor regarding lack of 680 availability ViN86 Rumor Mill 6 05-09-12 04:48 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2014, nV News.