EVGA Terminates NVIDIA Partnership, Cites Disrespectful Treatment

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EVGA has terminated its partnership with NVIDIA. EVGA will no longer be construction video clip cards of any type, making reference to a souring partnership with NVIDIA as the cause (amidst other reasons that have been minimized). EVGA will not be exploring relationships with AMD or Intel at this time, and the company will be downsizing imminently as it exits the video card market. Customers will still be covered by EVGA policies, but EVGA will no longer make RTX or other video cards. The company already made ~20 EVT samples of EVGA RTX 4090 FTW3 cards, but will not be moving to production and has killed all active projects pertaining to cards — including KINGPIN cards.

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NOTE/small correction: EVGA notified NVIDIA in June, not April. They had misstated the original timeline.

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 – Major Developments
01:23 – The Beginning or The End
03:07 – JUST THE FACTS
08:11 – EVGA’s Side of the Story
12:33 – EVGA’s Survival & Staff
16:52 – Conflicting Statements from EVGA
20:26 – Selling EVGA or Retiring Not an Option
23:36 – On Making AMD & Intel Cards
25:38 – What’s Next

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16 Comments:

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    NOTE/small correction: EVGA notified NVIDIA in June, not April. They had misstated the original timeline.

    • @David Betancourt Revenue is not profit or cash flow . Plenty of company’s that have large revenues but if the expenses are greater than revenue it’s a loss making business. This sounds to me that Graphics cards have razor thin margins, having so much working capital tied up in business that isn’t really contributing much to net profit is pointless from a business perspective.

    • @garhent Unless they know that margins in the next generation are going to be razor thin. As with the premise from the movie ‘Wargames’ , sometimes the only way to win is not to play.

    • @TheHopper Hopes Yeah, I understood revenue vs profit prior to my statement. I was also aware of thin margins. GN even made a point of supreme customer service EVGA offered that likely really hurt their bottom line.

      I don’t know their books and I don’t believe they’ve explicitly said anything about losing money. It really felt like an emotional decision. Still, 80% of your total revenue will mean they will almost definitely be unable to keep everyone on staff.

      This is where the attrition comes in. They likely have a ton of highly skilled, passionate employees who will jump to another job because they don’t make GPUs anymore. That’ll ease up their bottom line.

      I just hope that AMD meets with EVGA and work out a deal. It’d be great if they could avoid a brain drain and keep those employees if possible. I’ll just be watching from the sidelines.

    • Really makes me wonder what Nintendo’s partnership with nVidia is like. Anyone know?

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      Wrong linus didn’t refund nvidia’s money.
      Nvidia is since long a member of the linuxfundation so does Microsoft !!!

  2. During the Core2Duo and also the Wolfdale CPUs days, I had an EVGA motherboard. It was one the best MB I’ve ever had for its time. I hope EVGA really expands into this market again. I think many would buy into this because the quality of the current boards is not as it used to be, considering the prices these days. I will never own another gigabyte or ASRock board. ASUS has nice bios, but there are other issues. I’ve yet to own an MSI board.

  3. EVGA needs to partner with AMD. I’d finally get a AMD gpu if they did. Orrr Intel. It’s almost dumb that they didn’t try to partner with one of them.

  4. imagine still buying nvidia lmao.

    • They own the market share so the majority of people buy Nvidia’s overpriced gpus. Shows you how intelligent Americans in. Oh wait the so called Puppet in Chief should be evident of the idiocracy of Americans.

  5. So sad to see a partner of Nvidia that sold the more expensive gpus over Gigabyte and MSI has left Nvidia. They will not be missed one bit. Now they can go over to the AMD side and be like XFX. 🀣

  6. I just think Nvidia has paid the CEO to do this, so that they can further limit supply and increase prices…

  7. We won’t miss EVGA graphic cards. Zotac always had way better cooling on their cards.

  8. Without Nvidia i don’t see how EVGA can sustain itself.

  9. Welp, I may ban Nvidia and choose amd instead

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    That sucks. EVGA made great NVIDIA cards. Hate to see this.

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