NVIDIA has recalled a batch of GeForce 8800 GTX cards, but still expects to hard launch on the 8th November.
As many of you know, NVIDIA is launching its next-generation GeForce 8-series products later this week. However, there has been a manufacturing problem with a batch of the GeForce 8800 GTX cards.
NVIDIA has issued us with an official statement regarding the problems:
"Some GeForce 8800 GTX boards that were built through our contract manufacturer had a simple BOM error - wrong resistor value. GeForce 8800 GTS boards are not effected by this.
These GeForce 8800 GTX boards were shipped to our Add-In-Card partners.
We have been working with them to pull these back and change the resistor to the correct value.
We believe we will still be able to hit our hard launch this week (Nov 8th) with the new GeForce 8800 GTX boards.
This is a testament to our execution as well as the execution of our Add-In-Card partners.
Adam Foat, Product PR Manger, Northern Europe."
Clearly someone has made a mistake during the manufacturing process and NVIDIA is going to have to pull out all of the stops to meet its launch date. However, we are glad to see that NVIDIA is addressing these problems before the product gets into the hands of consumers.
Look out for our review of the products later this week - we'll be keeping a close eye on stock levels when the product launches.