Back in July, we reported that Nvidia had reached a preliminary settlement with a group of gamers who were incensed enough by the GeForce GTX 970's unusual memory configuration to sue the company. It now appears the settlement in that class-action proceeding has gone forward. Folks in the United States who purchased one of the cards between September 1, 2014 and August 24, 2016 can now file a claim form for a $30 reimbursement using a dedicated website. The claims administrator says forms must be submitted or postmarked by November 30, 2016.
The plaintiffs in the suit alleged that the card "was sold to consumers (directly or indirectly through retailers) based on inaccurate or misleading information regarding the GTX 970’s specifications, performance and capabilities." The settlement agreement notes that Nvidia admitted no wrongdoing in the lawsuit, and the court emphasizes that it didn't make any ruling about the underlying facts of the suit.
We can't think of any possible downside to filing a claim in this settlement (other than forfeiting the right to sue over the same issue), so if you're one of the many who purchased a GTX 970 in the USA, be sure to claim some cash back before November 30.