Nvidia Settles Faulty GPU Class Action Case

Nvidia has settled a class action lawsuit brought against it by the owners of laptops affected by faulty graphics chips.

The company has agreed to pay $450 million in repair, return and replacement costs.

Nvidia has listed laptops from Dell, Apple and Hewlett-Packard that have been affected by a faulty GPU, in a class-action lawsuit settlement.

This is the first time Nvidia has publicly acknowledged the laptop models affected by the faulty GPU. Previously, only vendors whose laptops were said to be affected sent out notifications to users.

The laptops referred to by Nvidia include the Dell Insprion, Dell Vostro, Dell Latitude, Dell Precision, HP Pavilion, Compaq Presario, 15-inch MacBook Pro, and 17-inch MacBook Pro range of laptops. All in all, there are around 50 laptop models from HP, Dell and Apple that have been affected.

Nvidia said in a statement: “Consumers who believe they are affected and wish to file a claim should read the notice and follow the instructions that it sets out. As previously announced, our second-quarter financial results reflected costs associated with this settlement.”

Further information, including claim forms, can be found here.