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Nvidia Corp. on Monday denied plans to recall GeForce GTX products based on the GK104 graphics processing units due to rumoured eventual performance degradation. The company claims that the rumours are incorrect and the graphics products work fine.

"There is no truth to this," said Bryan Del Rizzo, a spokesman for Nvidia.

The official for the company declined to provide any further details or colour to the information published earlier on Monday. According to a media report, Nvidia GK104 "chips may be suffering from serious performance degradation over long periods of heavy load". The exact effects of performance degradation were not indicated: it is unclear whether certain stream processors stop working, or the chips drop clock-speed. As a result, the company was rumored to initiate recall process for the GK104-based products.

Before making it to the market, all the new GPUs are vigorously tested in various applications; they also pass Microsoft HCL tests, which not only stress graphics chips, but take hours to complete. Therefore, chances that chips may degrade in performance over time are pretty low.

Tags: Nvidia, Geforce, Kepler, GK104, 28nm

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Discussion started: 05/21/12 03:46:50 PM
Latest comment: 08/18/12 12:59:44 AM

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Wanna bet? Still need to learn from Apple.
2 3 [Posted by: mosu  | Date: 05/21/12 03:46:50 PM]
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Since when did Nvidia claim/admit about their failures? It is always TSMC and the rest...
6 0 [Posted by: pogsnet  | Date: 05/22/12 01:42:28 AM]
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2 6 [Posted by: maroon1  | Date: 05/22/12 05:08:26 AM]
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0 3 [Posted by: Azazel  | Date: 05/22/12 05:45:38 AM]
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Relax. We'll know more in a few weeks.
4 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/22/12 06:17:39 AM]
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Ok, let's think about it. Did anyone has the absolute proof 100% proof that the GK104 have this problem ?

I think it's some rumor, and needs to be a rumor, in my opinion the GK104 is fine.
0 0 [Posted by: CalinTM  | Date: 05/22/12 09:13:38 AM]
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If DDR5 RAM is pushed to hard, it will start to error out more, yet show no signs of failure due to built in error correction. Yet this error correction takes time and slows down the memory process.

Could it be possible that the memory chips on the reference design are to blame?
0 0 [Posted by: digitalgriffin  | Date: 05/23/12 03:05:05 PM]
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my gtx680 was ok for 5 months but now it is no good.. looks like Performance Degradation. it now will not play any game or run anyting in 1080p or720p im haveing to go back to the 580 im not happy Nvidia
0 0 [Posted by: surfbum2009  | Date: 08/18/12 12:59:44 AM]
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