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Sony admits to defective nVidia GPU issue

Only about a year late
By: Sean Kalinich | Video Cards News | Posted: Aug 12, 2009 3:19 am

You something is bad when it can affect you almost a year after it first surfaced.


Last year nVidia, Dell and HP were in hot water over what became known as Bumpgate. This was a fiasco where certain nVidia GPUs (which ones we may never really know) were affected by weak solder bumps. These bumps failed under repeated heat cycles. At first nVidia blamed Dell and HP saying it was their designs. It was later proven to be a manufacturing defect and the affected systems ranged all over even covering a few MacBook Pros.


One company claimed that they were immune despite having GPUs and MCPs in the same product family. But in the end they could not hide from the truth. This company was Sony, they are now addmitting that some of their Vaio Notebooks were affected and are extending the warranty on them to cover any customer problems.


I want to say good job to Sony for standing up, but I can't because for a year they tried to get out of their responsibilities.


Sony admits to defective nVidia GPU issue




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