There is no Nvidia tag. Confer, https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/nvidia.

It may be a good idea to make an alias for .

  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/190914/…
    – n8te
    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:28
  • I'm onboard for this. We have a post somewhere about removing manufacturer tags...
    – Burgi
    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:31
  • Anyone with 2500 rep and a handful of upvotes on questions in a tag can suggest a synonym: superuser.com/help/privileges/suggest-tag-synonyms. If you want to see whether you are eligible then you can go to your (main site) profile page and in the search box (which should now have your user number filled in) type [nvidia-graphics-card].
    – Mokubai Mod
    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:59

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is a manufacturer meta tag that has already been deprecated. See Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again.

A separate, synonomized tag isn't really needed because as soon as the user starts typing nvidia in the tag area, [nvidia-graphics-card] automatically pops up (along with other nvidia options).

In the comments, you mentioned that the actual issue is trying to search on , which returns no matches. If we recreate the tag and synonomize it with , that creates a different problem. There are seven nvidia-related tags, and the resulting search on would exclude roughly a third of the nvidia questions. So the results would be misleading.

You can search on the word "nvidia" rather than the tag, but that isn't perfect, either. In the question, posters may refer to the "model name" of the card without mentioning "nvidia", so the search wouldn't capture everything.

There's actually a solution that isn't advertised, so people might not think to try it. You can use wildcards in tag name search terms. Searching on [nvidia*] returns everything with a tag name starting with "nvidia". It might be helpful for SE to include that information in the search help. I posted a suggestion to do that on Meta SE.

  • In the vocabulary of techies, Nvidia is a video card. It is also a company, but the primary use refers to their video cards. Stack Overflow and Super User of full of the video card use. Does anyone use the term Nvidia to mean the company and not the video card?
    – jww
    Dec 18, 2019 at 2:29
  • @jww, Nvidia is commonly known for their graphics-related hardware, but they're also into other stuff, like parallel processing and AI. In any event, a separate, synonomized tag isn't really needed because as soon as the user starts typing nvidia in the tag area, [nvidia-graphics-card] automatically pops up.
    – fixer1234
    Dec 18, 2019 at 2:39
  • synonomized tag isn't really - Not true. I wasted about 5 minutes trying to figure why searching for [nvidia] was producing 0 results. It broke usability on the site. I also could not find anything related to SoCs or AI. This is what happens when engineers make usability decisions. They argue for cases that don't exist in practice, and other engineers with no common sense agree with them.
    – jww
    Dec 18, 2019 at 2:44
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    @jww, LOL. Yeah, if you specifically search using [nvidia], there aren't any matching results. But it took you 5 minutes to figure it out? More coffee might have shortened that time. :-) The thing is, there are a bunch of nvidia tags, so synonomizing nvidia with [nvidia-graphics-card] would return misleading results, excluding the other tags. Entering nvidia in the search box on the tag page returns everything. If we synonomize it, someone else will complain that their search returned only partial results. Search with the word "nvidia" instead of the tag.
    – fixer1234
    Dec 18, 2019 at 2:55

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