Nvidia losing money over defective GPUs

By Justin Mann on August 13, 2008, 12:00 PM
Nvidia’s recent struggles with GPU manufacturing are definitely taking its toll on the company. As a result of manufacturing defects and the inevitable fallout from it, it seems that Nvidia has gone from enjoying a few beautiful years on top to actually losing money recently. In particular, Nvidia saw a decrease in revenue for the second quarter of this year, resulting in a financial loss for the company.

In total, they lost over $120 million, and recent cuts in sales haven’t helped them out either. They outright admitted that they underestimated AMD, but nobody can really blame them for that.

Yesterday, it was speculated that there were manufacturing defects in the G92 and G94 chipsets, on top of the already known bad parts in the G84 and G86 series. Nvidia may have tried to avoid blame here and there, but ultimately it is coming down on them and they have been stuck with warranty replacements galore. Even if the newer chipsets are fine, it doesn't do anything to remedy the mass amounts of defective ones already sold.




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otester said:
Matrox + Diamond MonsterGainward Ti4200 GoldGeforce FX5600XTATi 9800 ProATi X850XT PE (AGP)Geforce 8800GT OC2I got rid of 5600 because the 4200 beat the **** out of it, although being a much older card, so I switched to ATi, I regret leaving ATi since the 8800 can't play extreme games like ArmA/Crysis for long before ceasing up due to the poor cooling system it has. Probably get a 48xx series soon so I can get back to high-end gaming.
fullmetalvegan said:
"I regret leaving ATi since the 8800 can't play extreme games like ArmA/Crysis for long before ceasing up due to the poor cooling system it has. Probably get a 48xx series soon so I can get back to high-end gaming. "lol well the 48xx run even hotter than the 8800 at stock cooling so don't expect that situation to change. =P 80 celcius idle on the 4850.
otester said:
[b]Originally posted by fullmetalvegan:[/b][quote]"I regret leaving ATi since the 8800 can't play extreme games like ArmA/Crysis for long before ceasing up due to the poor cooling system it has. Probably get a 48xx series soon so I can get back to high-end gaming. "lol well the 48xx run even hotter than the 8800 at stock cooling so don't expect that situation to change. =P 80 celcius idle on the 4850.[/quote]Oh.Well the 8800GT's have been known for their cooling problems, do the ATi's share a similar problem?Might just be worth getting a better heat-sink, although it would void the warranty.
spartan948265 said:
So has this affected the 9800, 268 and 260 GTX and GTX2
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