A minimum of one GeForce RTX 4090 proprietor has taken their battle with Nvidia to the courtroom. In keeping with Justia (opens in new tab), Lucas Genova just lately filed a category motion lawsuit in opposition to Nvidia over the 16-pin energy adapter meltdown catastrophe. The lawsuit states that Genova is suing Nvidia for unjust enrichment, breach of guarantee, fraud, and violations of New York’s Normal Enterprise Legislation.
The lawsuit, which was filed in a California federal courtroom on Nov. 11, alleges that Nvidia “marketed and bought the RTX 4090 with a faulty and harmful energy cable plug and socket, which has rendered customers’ playing cards inoperable and poses a severe electrical and hearth hazard for every purchaser.” Genova seemingly brings the category motion lawsuit on behalf of himself and all purchasers of the GeForce RTX 4090, one of many finest graphics playing cards available on the market.
The grievance narrates that the plaintiff bought a GeForce RTX 4090 from Greatest Purchase for $1,599.99. He’s reportedly “within the set up of pc componentry like graphics playing cards” and put in the graphics card following finest practices. After set up, Genova ultimately found that his 16-pin energy adapter had melted.
The lawsuit says that “thus, Plaintiff and sophistication members have been hit with a pricey double-whammy: a premium buy worth (the MSRP is $1,599) for a harmful product that ought to not have been bought in its present state.”
The doc references person suggestions and images documented within the devoted 16-pin adapter thread on Reddit (opens in new tab). On the time of writing, 26 GeForce RTX 4090 house owners have come ahead, sharing related experiences with the 16-pin energy adapter melting and generally damaging the 16-pin energy connector on the graphics card.
Nvidia continues to be investigating the issue with the 16-pin energy adapter. The chipmaker just lately got here ahead saying that it did not have any additional particulars to share with the general public. Nonetheless, Nvidia and its AIB companions have dedicated to offering expedited RMAs for affected house owners.