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October 12, 2023

Class Action Newegg Settlement For GTX 970 Graphics Cards

If you have a Nvidia GTX 970 graphics card, you could be eligible for a $30 settlement from the company. The class action lawsuit was filed by Andrew Ostrowski, who claims that Nvidia lied about the amount of memory and ROPs on the card. The suit alleges that Nvidia represented that the GTX 970 has 4GB of GDDR5 memory (as opposed to 3.5GB with a decoupled 0.5GB spillover), 64 ROPs, and 2MB of L2 cache.

Ostrowski is seeking restitution for all of the customers who were misled and overcharged, as well as damages for emotional distress, punitive damages, and disgorgement of profits. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and it is currently in the pretrial stage.

Nvidia is still denying the allegations, but they entered a settlement with the class action attorneys in order to avoid more damage to their reputation. In the case of a public class action, if Nvidia did not settle it, they risked having a large portion of their customer base publicly vent their frustration and anger at the company for the rest of time.

The settlement is open to all American owners of the GTX 970 who can prove that they bought one between September 1, 2014 and August 24, 2016 other than for resale. If you have a 970 and are interested in claiming your settlement, you can do so by visiting this page.