GeForce GTX 970 settlement website opens, Nvidia will pay graphics card owners $30

Nvidia’s paying the price for the GeForce GTX 970’s memory controversy—literally. The GTX 970 refund website is now live after Nvidia agreed to pay GTX 970 owners $30 each to settle a class action lawsuit.

The false advertising lawsuit stemmed from a pair of hardware inconsistencies that prompted a not-quite-apology from Nvidia’s CEO. The most obvious is the GeForce GTX 970’s notorious 4GB RAM allotment, which Nvidia split into a full-speed 3.5GB segment as well as a drastically slower 512MB segment without telling customers. The company also erroneously claimed the card had 64 render output units while in reality it had just 56.
Well, some of those users. You’re eligible only if you purchased a GeForce GTX 970 graphics card from Nvidia, its add-in card partners (like EVGA and Asus), or an authorized retailer between September 1, 2014 and August 24, 2016, and only in the U.S. You might also be eligible if you purchased a desktop computer with a GTX 970 from an authorized retailer in that time frame.

Don’t dilly-dally if you’re eligible. You must file a claim by November 8 if you plan on cashing in. The court is expected to approve the settlement in December.
GeForce GTX 970 settlement website opens, Nvidia will pay graphics card owners $30 | PCWorld