Nvidia seems to have come out and retroactively told every one and their brother that the board in question was either a mockup, prototype, engineering sample, or several other terms. The have tried to tell everyone on the planet that it wasn't fake, just (insert words other than fake here). Nvidia has not to date officially notified SemiAccurate that we were correct.
Their last official comment to us on the subject, prior to publication, was, "Charlie, It sounds to me like what you're about to write is patently false. I've spoken to at least four people involved in this and they are all telling me the same thing." Nvidia has, to date, not explained why they gave SemiAccurate "patently false" information in the first place.
When asked initially, a simple response of, "Yes it was a mockup, Jen-Hsun used non-technical language to describe the part" would have made this a non-story. Instead, it is a great story about corporate lies and public deception.