Nvidia U-turns on GTX 900M overclocking after gamer outrage

Tells punters to wait for next driver update

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Nvidia has given in to furious gamers who were outraged by the firm's seemingly perplexing decision to prevent GeForce GTX 900M devices from overclocking.

A driver update killed the function, as The Register reported earlier this week.

Nvidia has finally waded into gripes that had been stacking up on the GeForce forums. The GPU maker said:

As you know, we are constantly tuning and optimising the performance of your GeForce PC.

We obsess over every possible optimisation so that you can enjoy a perfectly stable machine that balances game, thermal, power, and acoustic performance.

Still, many of you enjoy pushing the system even further with overclocking.

Our recent driver update disabled overclocking on some GTX notebooks. We heard from many of you that you would like this feature enabled again. So, we will again be enabling overclocking in our upcoming driver release next month for those affected notebooks.

If you are eager to regain this capability right away, you can also revert back to 344.75.

Nvidia, however, had previously condemned the use of overclocking with the warning that gamers could seriously damage their laptops. It had also said that a bug was introduced into its drivers that had allowed some systems to overclock.

Funny that. ®


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