Nividia buggest fall of all time 

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Here are Nvidia’s biggest fails of all time. 

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1 . GTX 480

2.RTX launch

3. ARM acquisition   attempt

Nvidia is the biggest and most successful graphics card manufacturer of all time, despite AMD’s best efforts. But just because it wears the crown, doesn’t mean this king has never faltered. In fact, like its stiffest competition, Nvidia has made some major missteps over the years, leading to embarrassment at best, and billions of dollars wasted, at worst.

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Nvidia has made some amazing graphics cards over the years, and its latest make up some of the best graphics cards available today.

But it has made a few poor cards too, and some that were downright terrible.

The worst Nvidia GPU ever was arguably the GTX 480.  

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It might have just about been the fastest single-die graphics card you could buy, but with multi-GPU configurations still viable in 2010, that wasn’t as big a deal as it is today.  

RTX launch

Today Nvidia’s RTX brand of graphics card hardware and its capabilities might be a mainstay of the industry, with ray tracing performance and upscaler support being major factors in any modern graphics card review. 


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But in 2018, that wasn’t the case. Nvidia faced an uphill battle with its RTX 2000-series; the first generation of GPUs with new hardware accelerators for specific, and, until then, practically unheard-of tasks. 

ARM acquisition attempt

Nvidia announced in 2020 that it was to buy the British-based chip manufacturer, Arm, for a total of $40 billion, including a 10% share of Nvidia.  


Nvidia quickly ran afoul of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, which raised concerns over competition, suggesting that Nvidia’s ownership of Arm could see it restrict its competitors’ access to Arm chips.

This was followed in 2022 by the European Commission’s investigation into potential competition concerns, finding that due to Arm’s previous deals with Nvidia’s competitors, the acquisition would give Nvidia too much knowledge of its competition.