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EVGA, the big graphics card maker, has a messy breakup with Nvidia

EVGA, the big graphics card maker, has a messy breakup with Nvidia

There is a single EVGA GPU on an empty store shelf.

Times were tough.
picture: Kotaku / San Francisco Chronicle / Hearst Newspapers (Getty Images)

And now for something no one expected: EVGA, one of the leading third-party PC graphics card manufacturers, and the preferred brand among PC gamers for quality parts and reliable warranties backed by solid customer service, is ending its longstanding relationship with Nvidia. Moreover, the company has reportedly said that it will not seek partnerships with competing silicon giants such as AMD or Intel either. EVGA seems to have only been done with GPUs.

Kotaku I reached out to EVGA for comment.

News of EVGA’s seemingly surprising decision to stop manufacturing GPUs has surfaced via popular YouTubers players And the Jayztwocents. Figures from both channels say they have been invited to a private meeting with EVGA employees, including CEO Andrew Hahn. At the meeting, EVGA reportedly expressed its desire and intention to separate from Nvidia, citing several frustrations with the partnership.

These sore points mostly relate to what Han describes as Nvidia’s reluctance to share basic information about its products with partners until the same information is made available to the public, often on stage at a press conference; it believes that Nvidia is undermining partners like EVGA by selling its “Founders Edition” cards at a lower price; And the feeling among partners that Nvidia doesn’t value their care.

players It contains very comprehensive details of the meeting and this news in format his video.

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EVGA’s senior management made its decision to separate from Nvidia back in April, but kept the decision strictly confidential. Although EVGA, a company often known and evaluated for great GPUs and reliable customer service, is leaving the GPU market, the company intends to keep going. However, new product categories will not be expanded, players reports. And while the company makes and sells other PC components like motherboards, cases and power supplies, losing the GPU side of its business is likely to present challenges for its 280 employees worldwide.

GamersNexus’ Steve Burke reports that EVGA is looking to reallocate staff to different projects to keep everyone employed. The company laid off 20 percent of its Taiwan employees earlier this year, and now several people whose jobs solely revolved around GPU manufacturing and development don’t have an obvious job to perform.

While EVGA will continue to sell RTX 30-series cards, it expects to run out of stock by the end of the year, and will be hanging on to an additional stock to service warranties and repairs. EVGA’s pledging to honor warranties for existing customers of those cards.

Today is a bittersweet day for PC gamers, as EVGA’s presence in the GPU arena will be sorely missed. On the flip side, the crypto-mining craze that has plagued the industry by buying up countless cards for mining rigs seems to be coming to an end. The prominent crypto has become Ethereum Finally, finally get away from GPU-hungry “Proof of Work” algorithms that have contributed to the virtual destruction of available GPU stock over the past two years. As you probably noticed, GPUs are again available for purchase and priceg finally began to fall back to the ground. With the Ethereum key, we hope this trend will only accelerate.

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