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Sony admit NVIDIA GPU fault in multiple VAIO notebooks

Sony admit NVIDIA GPU fault in multiple VAIO notebooks

Sony have admitted that certain models of VAIO notebook may be affected by the notorious NVIDIA "bump" material issue, which can see the GPU overheat and eventually break completely.  The nine model types on Sony's list join the existing roll-call of faulty notebooks, which includes machines from Apple, HP and Dell.  In response, Sony are offering free repairs for affected VAIOs, and to extend the standard warranty (on the GPU alone) from the regular 12 months to four years in total.

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NVIDIA notebook GPU fault prompts drab Q2 revenue: shares plummet

NVIDIA notebook GPU fault prompts drab Q2 revenue: shares plummet

Things are not happy over at castle NVIDIA.  The graphics company has shocked investors by announcing Q2 revenues will be significantly lower than was expected, after a slowing of the market and, more concerning, a one-time hit that could reach $200m over faulty graphics cards.  The latter has been affecting certain previous-generation GPU and MCP products used in notebook systems, which are now experiencing "abnormal failure rates"; the $200m is being set aside to pay for repair or replacement under warranty.

New MacBook Pro: Dumped NVIDIA is the Biggest News

New MacBook Pro: Dumped NVIDIA is the Biggest News

The new MacBook Pro range certainly doesn't hold back when it comes to specifications, but in some respects it's what's missing from the updated notebooks that's more interesting than what made the cut. I met with Apple this morning for a hands-on briefing with the new MacBook Pro line-up - stand by for some first impressions of the maxed-out 15-inch model - and one of the most conspicuous changes is the shift to AMD Radeon HD graphics on the 15- and 17-inchers.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti unveiled: up to 46% faster than Radeon HD 6950

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti unveiled: up to 46% faster than Radeon HD 6950

NVIDIA is obviously particularly proud of its new GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU - it suggests it "pwns the gamer's sweet spot" in the press release - and at first glance the Fermi-based video card does have plenty going for it. Eight tessellation engines, a total of 384 CUDA cores, DirectX 11 support and a 52.5 billion/sec texture fill rate add up to a card 33-percent faster than the GeForce GTX 460 and up to 65-percent faster than AMD's Radeon HD 6870.

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NVIDIA agrees to settlement for defective GPU

NVIDIA agrees to settlement for defective GPU

You may remember back in 08 and 09 there were a number of cases when the NVIDIA GPU inside of certain notebooks failed causing the machines to perform poorly and in some cases stop working altogether. One of the major brands affected was Sony among others. NVIDIA has now set up a website for owners of the affected machines to take part in a settlement that has been reached with users in a class action.

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Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview revealed: GPU-accelerated HTML5, new JavaScript engine, more

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview revealed: GPU-accelerated HTML5, new JavaScript engine, more

We may have been looking to MIX10 for its juicy Windows Phone 7 series tidbits - and have you seen our demo videos of the latest apps and functionality? - but smartphones aren't the only think Microsoft want to talk to developers about.  Today has been Internet Explorer 9's turn to take to the stage, with the focus on hardware-accelerated HTML5, a new JavaScript engine and Direct 2D technology.

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