EVGA will stop making Nvidia graphics cards, citing abusive relationship

Dsirius

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"Could this be the end of EVGA?"
- Such ridiculous hyperbole! In 2008, did you think that XFX was dead too?

EVGA won't cease to exist just because they're not making GeForce anymore. EVGA has been selling top-quality PSUs (among other things) for years and will just shift to making Radeon cards like XFX did. Have people forgotten that XFX used to be a big GeForce manufacturer back in the day? They simply switched to producing Radeons and are still in business today.

It has been demonstrated that you can use the exact same cooler design on both GeForce and Radeon GPUs without issue so it's not like EVGA is going to have to change much except their silicon supplier. EVGA's legendary customer service will prompt a lot of people to jump ship just a lot of people did with XFX for the same reason back in 2008.

EVGA will be just fine. The real question is, will Jayz2Cents survive this? I bet he's bawling his eyes out because now he can't shill for nVidia without being called out as a liar because he calls himself an "EVGA Fanboy". We all know better though, don't we? :laughing:
Haha, it seems that all this news may be more troubling for Jayz2cents than EVGA.
 

NeoMorpheus

Posts: 1,192   +2,425
Add another partner that received the proverbial knife in the back, courtesy of nvidia.

Funny part is how the fan boys are furiosly making excuses on behalf of their beloved nvidia and ignoring how other companies are doing their best to avoid them because of similar behavior.

So the list goes:

Apple.
MS
Sony.
EVGA
Their loyal fan boys (remember, your beloved nvidia grabbed all their stock and sold it directly to miners and then fed you lies)

Oh yes, Nintendo, you are next.
 
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Avro Arrow

Posts: 2,612   +3,197
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Nvidia doesn't like you, only your money.

..Obviously applies to its AIB partners as much as its public consumers :)
Yup. That's why XFX left back in 2008. I'm sure that nVidia treats companies like ASUS, MSi and Gigabyte fairly well because those companies aren't shy about letting nVidia know that they don't need them.
And for Nvidia we'll give it Linus Torvalds treatment :)
Do you mean.... THIS?:
:laughing:
I applaud the CEO's decision.
"It's not a matter of money, but principle"
It sounds good but it's just BS. If it were about principle, EVGA would've left LONG AGO, about the same time that XFX did (prior to 2010).
I feel like there's more to this than meets the eye. A lot of us complained about the lack of supply and crazy prices two years ago. That's largely down to the behaviour of the AIBs scalping prices and diverting stock to miners. I'm not a fan of Nvidia, but I can see why they'd want to have more control over marketing, pricing and distribution.
Seriously? IIRC, nVidia was no better than their AIB partners so I don't consider this to be a valid argument.
Only some of Nvidia funs can not. Soon they will be able too.
Yeah, don't be so sure about that. The people at EVGA are probably a lot smarter than nVidia fanboys. Although, I have to admit that I was honestly surprised that EVGA stuck around with nVidia after XFX left and BFG died.
Nvidia is abusing it's position as the market leader to dominate and rig every aspect of production and sales. Yet another example of why we need healthy competition.
The problem is that you can't get healthy competition when a good chunk of the consumer base is stupid enough to only buy one brand regardless of all other variables. This is what made nVidia (and the market itself) what it is today, its mind-controlled fanboys.
Sad to think that this might be the last EVGA GPU I ever own.
I seriously doubt that this will be the case. EVGA will just do what XFX did and start producing Radeons.
Well this truly sucks. I have used EVGA cards for years because they have the best quality. (They are the only manufacturer that I have bought that has not had a card die on me!)
Really? You have some horrible luck. I've never had a card fail on me and I've used Albatron, XFX, Sapphire, Gigabyte and OG ATi. EVGA has some of the best quality but I don't think that they're better than Sapphire (or XFX for that matter).
The CEO's actions just dont make sense, they reek of an emotional decision, and if EVGA waits too long to lay off employees or extend their business they could very well fade into irrelevancy.
I can see where you might get that idea but these aren't model train companies and EVGA isn't a tiny company by any means. Back around 2008-2009, XFX left nVidia and went to ATi where they still exist to this day.

If XFX could do it, so could EVGA, and I don't care what they say, they won't cut their noses off to spite their faces by just giving up. They're EVGA, one of the top two video card AIBs. This would be like Sapphire just quitting. We know that's not going to happen.
If you aren't selling GPU's anymore, lets get cracking on improving and updating your current product stack to make it more attractive.
Who says that they're not selling GPUs anymore? If that were true, they might have to change their name but GeForce is by no means the only game in town.
Sad to see them go, especially hearing they don't intend to jump over to AMD and/or Intel to continue producing GPUs.
You don't seriously believe that do you? They have "VGA" in their name. They're just acting like that because they don't want AMD to see them as desperate.
Haha, it seems that all this news may be more troubling for Jayz2cents than EVGA.
Yep. For once, I'm actually looking forward to seeing one of his videos. This should be good for a laugh! :laughing:
 

Stoly

Posts: 94   +59
Yup. That's why XFX left back in 2008. I'm sure that nVidia treats companies like ASUS, MSi and Gigabyte fairly well because those companies aren't shy about letting nVidia know that they don't need them.

Do you mean.... THIS?:
:laughing:

It sounds good but it's just BS. If it were about principle, EVGA would've left LONG AGO, about the same time that XFX did (prior to 2010).

Seriously? IIRC, nVidia was no better than their AIB partners so I don't consider this to be a valid argument.

Yeah, don't be so sure about that. The people at EVGA are probably a lot smarter than nVidia fanboys. Although, I have to admit that I was honestly surprised that EVGA stuck around with nVidia after XFX left and BFG died.

The problem is that you can't get healthy competition when a good chunk of the consumer base is stupid enough to only buy one brand regardless of all other variables. This is what made nVidia (and the market itself) what it is today, its mind-controlled fanboys.

I seriously doubt that this will be the case. EVGA will just do what XFX did and start producing Radeons.

Really? You have some horrible luck. I've never had a card fail on me and I've used Albatron, XFX, Sapphire, Gigabyte and OG ATi. EVGA has some of the best quality but I don't think that they're better than Sapphire (or XFX for that matter).

I can see where you might get that idea but these aren't model train companies and EVGA isn't a tiny company by any means. Back around 2008-2009, XFX left nVidia and went to ATi where they still exist to this day.

If XFX could do it, so could EVGA, and I don't care what they say, they won't cut their noses off to spite their faces by just giving up. They're EVGA, one of the top two video card AIBs. This would be like Sapphire just quitting. We know that's not going to happen.

Who says that they're not selling GPUs anymore? If that were true, they might have to change their name but GeForce is by no means the only game in town.

You don't seriously believe that do you? They have "VGA" in their name. They're just acting like that because they don't want AMD to see them as desperate.

Yep. For once, I'm actually looking forward to seeing one of his videos. This should be good for a laugh! :laughing:

EVGA said they are not selling GPUs past the RTX30 series.

They'll probably change their name to EPSU :p :p

BTW by tomorrow this will all be forgotten, everyone will focus on the RTX4000 series. Specially if it rocks.
 

HofyPC

Posts: 115   +107
Really? You have some horrible luck. I've never had a card fail on me and I've used Albatron, XFX, Sapphire, Gigabyte and OG ATi. EVGA has some of the best quality but I don't think that they're better than Sapphire (or XFX for that matter).
I have dead or partly dead cards from XFX, Sapphire (2 of those) and Power Color.
 

Avro Arrow

Posts: 2,612   +3,197
TechSpot Elite
EVGA said they are not selling GPUs past the RTX30 series.
When companies say something that makes no sense, like EVGA saying that they're going to stop producing video cards, it's usually a lie. In fact, it's almost always a lie.
They'll probably change their name to EPSU :p :p
Now THAT would be a bold statement by them.
BTW by tomorrow this will all be forgotten, everyone will focus on the RTX4000 series. Specially if it rocks.
From what I've seen, it doesn't rock. The RTX 4000-series just looks like the RTX 3000-series with a major overclock, complete with the increased heat and power use. The RTX 4090 leak showed a performance increase of 78% over the RTX 3090 complete with a 78% increase in maximum power draw and a 4-slot GPU cooler. It's basically what nVidia tried when they went from the GTX 280 to the GTX 480. It worked, kinda, but it got slaughtered by the ATi HD 5000-series.

I'll never forget the funniest thing that I've ever read in a video card review and it was from Guru3D back in 2009 referring to the ATi Radeon HD 5970 and the nVidia GeForce GTX 295:
"HAWX is very lenient towards ATI cards thanks to DX10.1, but with so much brute power, NVIDIA has been working nervously to optimize their drivers. And as such the more recent drivers make the GeForce cards much more competitive. As such the GTX 295 pushes 42 FPS at 2560x1600 with 4xAA (on average), but the Radeon HD 5970 brutally sodomizes the GTX 295 here with nearly doubled up performance."
Never before and never since have I read a respected reviewer say that one card "brutally sodomizes" another when it comes to performance differences. I laughed so hard that I still remember it thirteen years later and know exactly where to find it. :laughing: