nVidia responds directly to KitGuru’s revelations

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Over the past week or so, we have heard a lot of rumours about nVidia’s products. As wizened KitGurus, you can trust us when we say that our sources are both plentiful and well placed. We report this kind of story when we have no reason to doubt a story. That said, we do stand to be corrected when a company goes as far as to issue a definitive denial.

After carefully reading through all of our posts [we like to think we're every PR director's favourite bookmark - Ed], nVidia’s headquarters has made direct contact with KitGuru about our recent revelations. Intrigued?  We were.

nVidia has chosen not to contradict our stories relating to the launch of the 50 watt Fermi, GT420 or GTS455 etc, which was nice. Also, they have also been careful to avoid saying that KitGuru’s revelations about the pricing or physical specifications of the GTX465 are wrong.

However, they were adamant that at no time has production of the GTX470 card been affected. This contradicts our story that GTX470 chips have been moved to the creation of the GTX490 (and high end notebook systems from Clevo and others).

Also, they have stated categorically that all of nVidia’s new cards fully support CUDA and that there are no plans to release an nVidia card in this generation that does not have CUDA support. The nVidia spokesperson we talked to was prepared to go on record as saying “These rumors are categorically incorrect.” Fair enough.

We have to say that, given our source on the story, it’s possible that some misunderstanding might have occurred between the various groups involved in bringing an nVidia card to market. For example, if a pre-release driver for GTX465 was delivered to a ‘tester’ and CUDA support had not been included in the code at that stage, then that could have caused a misunderstanding.

KitGuru says: Lucky we don’t live in a world of instant information transfer, greased-lightning rumour mills and news editors with hairline triggers. Seriously though, Santa Clara was under no obligation whatsoever to contact KitGuru about these stories and to put nVidia’s position forward. We really appreciate them taking the time to do so.

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  • Sixty Red Balloons

    And all is well in the land of green graphics cards :)

    keep up the reporting guys, a few of the things you have reported on weeks ago have came true, you are hitting the nail on the head quite often **thumbs up**

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  • death dealer

    Well I think its worth mentioning in my shoes as an avid KitGuru news reader that the stories here are excellent, enticing and good fun. There have been many positive news stories about nVidia here also. the 50w Fermi story for instance, the fact THEY HAVENT DENIED IT, gets me hot and sticky. :)

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  • eric K

    Nice to see nVidia taking the time to address the rumours and dismiss some. while not dismissing others, interesting indeed. just read some of the ones on here recently. Fermi looks to be shaping up if the stories here are right :)

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  • banana

    I still think the Cuda one was due to a driver issue which was actually hinted at in the original story anyway. Good to get that cleared up tho, would have been a nightmare if it was true. Thanks nvidia, this is a good news source site now and I check here every morning and evening for the latest juicy gossip. Good to see the POSITIVE stories havent been dismissed, im an NVIDIA LOVER !

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  • Tim Jordanson

    Yeah this site rocks, some great nvidia news lately, glad some of the scary ones arent true. 50w fermi wasnt dismissed? WHOO hoo :)

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