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Old 12th August 2008, 22:18   #1
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Default TheInquirer claims that 9600/8800/9800 GPUs Are Faulty

If you haven't been following the story, the short version, up till now, is that all G84 and G86 chips are bad. Nvidia is blaming everyone under the sun, but denying they have any hand in the failures. While this may sound plausible, technical analyses by people intimately involved in the requisite semiconductor technologies tell The INQ that it is a bunch of bull: NV simply screwed up. Badly. If it was a problem with the suppliers, NV would not be paying out more than the chip cost, much less gagging OEMs: it would simply be passed along.

It seems that four board partners are seeing G92 and G94 chips going bad in the field at high rates. If you know what failures look like statistically, they follow a Poisson distribution, aka a bell curve. The failures start out small, and ramp up quickly - very quickly. If you know what you are looking for, you can catch the signs early on.

Well, the G92 chip is used in the 8800GT, 8800GTS, 8800GS, several mobile flavours of 8800, most of the 9800 suffixes, and a few 9600 variants just to confuse buyers. The G94 is basically only the 9600GT. Basically we are told all G92 and G94 variants are susceptible to the same problem - basically they are all defective. Any guesses as to how much this is going to cost?

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...g94-reportedly
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I've not seen any proof that this went beyond mobile parts. Is there any proof or is this a continuation of INQ's dislike of NVIDIA?
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ThInq is the only site on the web making these claims with rumors to back up the statements; so no real hard proof regarding the G92/G94 desktop chips
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