There’s been a lot of talk of Nvidia partner defections and reshuffles in recent months, following the low market performance of their graphics cards compared to a reinvigorated Radeon lineup. Earlier this year it was Gainward, and now another Nvidia exclusive video card partner has announced it is joining the red camp to bring XFX branded ATI video cards to market.

According to reports, XFX expects to offer ATI HD 4000 series products in early 2009. The company will nonetheless continue to sell its GeForce-based products, but obviously Nvidia won't be thrilled by the recent turn of events, which leaves EVGA as the only strong Nvidia exclusive add-in board partner.