Inno3D warns cryptocurrency mining can void warranty

Posted on Friday, August 25 2017 @ 16:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Based on what we've heard in the past, companies have mixed feelings about the cryptocurrency mining boom. On one hand it results in a lot of extra sales but on the other hand there are clear negatives.

A Reddit user noticed Inno3D is now taking some action against miners as the company has put warning stickers on the boxes of at least some of its products. The label below is found on the Inno3D GTX1060 6GB Ichill x3 V2, it warns customers that the video card is not designed for crypto mining and that any damage associated with this application may not be covered by the product's warranty.

But as TechPowerUp points out, whether this scare tactic will amount to much remains to be seen:
The sticker may be enough to deter some users; however, these are hardly legally binding, and should pose no problems for users in Europe or the United States looking to RMA their graphics card. Adding to this the fact that it would be very hard for any company to prove that damage on their graphics card products originated from a particular workload, it seems as a simple bluff from Inno3D - one that can be easily called by users.

Via: TPU

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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