There was a rumor that enthusiastic overclockers that push their new Kepler card too far might have a chance to see their warranty refused by the AIB. The report was based on various sources that said Nvidia was in talks with AIBs about revoking warranties where burnt GPUs were clocked beyond 1.1 Ghz.
was in talks with its AIBs or not, the official response from the company reportedly
came through Mr. Igor Stanek, senior product PR manager EMEAI at Nvidia.
Mr. Stanek said that, “Nvidia’s warranty is between Nvidia and our add-in card partners. It does not govern individual product warranties, which are between the card manufacturer and end users. This is standard industry procedure. Nvidia has not made any recent changes to our warranty with add-in card partners regarding overclocking."
There are two things we can take from this. One is the fact that the company claims that nothing has changed from the way they were doing business before when it comes to warranties for the end-user.
The other thing is that it’s AIB’s responsibility to decide if a product was properly used or not and, therefore, decide whether the user receives a replacement or not.