MSI Cuts the Warranty of its Graphics Cards to Just 6 Months

Gigabyte today launched its first CMP graphics card in the form of the 30HX with 6GB of GDDR6 memory, based on the same graphics core as the GeForce GTX 1660 series. The only difference is the lack of display outputs which also makes the product obsolete once the mining boom gets over. The 30HX has a rated Ether hash rate of 26 MH/s with a TDP of 125W and a rather outrageous price tag of $700.

ArchitectureTuring (TU116)Turing (TU106)Turing (TU104)Ampere (GA102)
Ethereum Hash Rate26 MH/s36 MH/s45 MH/s86 MH/s
Rated Power125 W185 W250 W320 W
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin2x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Memory Size6GB8GB10GB10GB
Starting AvailabilityQ1Q1Q2Q2
The CMP lineup is based on the Turing and Ampere dies

However, the part that catches one’s attention is the warranty period that the manufacturer is providing: Just six months. Most graphics cards launch with a warranty period of two years, with some offering an extended warranty of up to five years. It isn’t surprising to see a CMP card launch with a slashed warranty period, but the fact is some OEMs like MSI are extending the same treatment to gaming graphics cards.

In the below image, you can see that MSI has stated that the warranty period of the mentioned graphics cards has been reduced from 36 months to just 6 months from the time of purchase. The same applies to the service life of the graphics cards. This particular notice was issued in Russia, but if an OEM is doing it in one country, the same is likely to follow in others as well.



Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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