[Updated] GTX 780 Ti Allegedly Being Suspended and Recalled in China – Possible Design Flaw Causes GPU Death
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Update: I have talked with Nvidia PR and it appears that this problem is limited to Galaxy GTX 780 Tis in a certain region in a certain batch, due to an illegal change in the reference design. "Not true. Galaxy made an unauthorized change to the reference design that affected 55 of their cards. Nobody else affected." - Nvidia PR Bryan Del Rizzo
We have just received tips from some of our Chinese readers that the Nvidia Flagship GTX 780 Ti ran into problems in the Chinese locale, causing GPU Deaths, allegedly, one actually blew up. The sources they have given us (given below) also have alleged evidence of Chinese suppliers suspending GTX 780 Ti Sales in their specific areas. The alleged poster is in Chinese and appears to be saying the same. The Chinese supplier in the poster is 'Centralfield'.
GTX 780 Ti Possibly Being recalled in China - Burnt Units associated to Alleged Design Flaw.
In a shocking email a Chinese Reader told us that GTX 780 Ti units in the Chinese locale are hitting a snag. One of them even apparently blew up. He further directed us to alleged evidence that the GTX 780 Ti was being recalled and its sale suspended. The posters are in Chinese.
Further more the same Chinese source also claims that Galaxy has acknowledged the malfunctioning batch and is recalling said batch and promising replacements. If this is indeed true then this could be quite a snag in the Nvidia Sales department. The alleged batch of malfunctioning products is also given.
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