Nvidia's choice to fit the GeForce GTX 970 with two tiers of memory performance has been the subject of an incredible amount of discussion, memes, and controversy since the issue came to light a year and a half ago. Opinions are varied on whether the issue was actually an issue, but some folks took enough umbrage that they brought a class-action lawsuit against the green team almost immediately. That lawsuit has now reached a preliminary settlement, and Nvidia has agreed to pay out $30 to each GTX 970 buyer.
This news comes to us courtesy of Top Class Actions, who says that Nvidia agreed to pay all consumers who purchased the GTX 970 graphics card and "indicated there would not be a cap on the total amount it would pay consumers." This is only a preliminary settlement, though so the court still has to agree that the settlement is "fair, reasonable, and adequate." We'll keep our ears to the ground to see when the settlement passes muster, at which point we expect consumers will be able to apply for the payout.