We have received news that all the 8800GTX cards out in the channel are being
recalled due to manufacturing defect. We heard it is probably due to a resistor
controlling 2D/3D switching and that leads to 3D corruption. However, the defect
doesn’t affect the 8800GTS cards. This issue probably could delay the launch, if
not, there could be no availability of 8800GTX cards at launch but just GTS.

Update #1 : No affect on launch date as yet
Update #2 : NVIDIA will handle the necessary hardware changes (changing
of resistors)
Update #3 : Only some 8800GTX cards are affected due to wrong resistor
value by a contract manufacturer but to be safe, all the card makers are
recalling their cards
Update #4 : For those cards that are already shipped out, card makers
will send the correct resistors to the distributors and they will be handling
the soldering work themselves. There should be no delay or minor delay in the sale of the 8800GTX cards.
Update #5 : We heard that the resistor has something to do with memory
voltage
Update #6 : The affected resistor is located at R520. The correct
resistance should be 25.5K ohms.

We have received news that all the 8800GTX cards out in the channel are being
recalled due to manufacturing defect. We heard it is probably due to a resistor
controlling 2D/3D switching and that leads to 3D corruption. However, the defect
doesn’t affect the 8800GTS cards. This issue probably could delay the launch, if
not, there could be no availability of 8800GTX cards at launch but just GTS.

Update #1 : No affect on launch date as yet
Update #2 : NVIDIA will handle the necessary hardware changes (changing
of resistors)
Update #3 : Only some 8800GTX cards are affected due to wrong resistor
value by a contract manufacturer but to be safe, all the card makers are
recalling their cards
Update #4 : For those cards that are already shipped out, card makers
will send the correct resistors to the distributors and they will be handling
the soldering work themselves. There should be no delay or minor delay in the sale of the 8800GTX cards.
Update #5 : We heard that the resistor has something to do with memory
voltage
Update #6 : The affected resistor is located at R520. The correct
resistance should be 25.5K ohms.