LopeZ (Jennifer? ) schrijft dat Rizenet de laatste roddel op hardware gebied heeft: nVidia zou Elsa aan gaan klagen omdat Elsa hun Gladiac met de GeForce2 te vroeg op de markt heeft gebracht (ze zijn de enigste die nu al GeForce2 kaartje verkopen in de VS):
I just got off the phone with someone in the industry who revealed that NVIDIA is now in a major lawsuit with ELSA over the ELSA GLADIAC GeForce2 GTS boards. Anyone who has seen the GLADIAC's will notice that they were the first in stores; this is no coicidence. ELSA illegally shipped the boards early to get a jump on the competition. Not only this, but the boards aren't really even theirs. They are nearly 100% reference NVIDIA. ELSA bought reference boards, labeled them, and shipped them to stores. As if this wasn't enough, they also shipped them with premature drivers. The Detonator 5.16's which were leaked last week were not supposed to have shipped with any GTS boards; 5.18 is the shipping revision. ELSA ignored this, and shipped the boards anyways, not only leaking premature drivers but also shipping them without proper software.