Apparently Nvidia got into some hot water last year when it came to light that their advertised specs for the GTX970 weren’t quite what they seemed. A false advertising lawsuit followed which has now gotten settled, with Nvidia paying a whole bunch of legal fees and offering some cash to anyone who bought a 970.
The crux of the issue is that the 970 was advertised as having 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. The truth of the matter is that the card had 3.5GB of GDDR5 with another chunk of 500MB running at a slower speed. That’s not an issue for most games, but in the few that are super-hungry for video RAM, it could cause some serious problems.
Will your settlement money go toward one of these fine?
Nvidia will be covering $1.3 million in lawyer’s fees and paying out $30 to individual purchasers of the 970, with no upper cap on the payout amount. If you bought a 970, you’re eligible for some money. With the 970 having been such a popular and effective card for such a number of years, that could mean quite a bit of payout from Nvidia.
So keep your eyes peeled if you’re a 970 owner. Details on how to make your claim aren’t out there just yet, but it shouldn’t be long. I’m sure Nvidia would love it if you put that cash toward one of those beautiful new 1080s. (Thanks,.)