Seems like Nvidia unethical business practices have started.
If you are buying hardware please consider buying an AMD video card or CPU. If we let Nvidia win with such practices and they dominate more of the GPU market a monopoly will not help us consumers as we will later pay more for products, nor will there be innovation if we allow this to happen. I hope word spreads.
Buy what's best for your wallet or if you buy nvidia choose an oem that has joined this sht program.