by Anton Shilov
05/21/2012 | 12:08 PM
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.