In response to Players Nexus and several other different sources, EVGA has ended its partnership with Nvidia and can now not manufacture GPU playing cards. In response to the reviews, EVGA cites mistreatment by the RTX firm as the rationale why it determined to exit the connection for good. As for what EVGA goes to do subsequent, proper now that’s a thriller.
Different sources, together with JayzTwoCents and John Peddie Analysis, have corroborated on the information. EVGA is completed and, in keeping with Players Nexus, it doesn’t plan on returning for Nvidia’s presumed 50-series technology. When requested about this and if it will make any extra playing cards, EVGA CEO Andrew Han mentioned “No. Fully cease.”
EVGA will proceed to promote its 30-series playing cards, and expects to meet remaining orders by the tip of the 12 months. It’s going to change any defective playing cards, but it surely is not going to manufacture new GPUs. EVGA reported to Players Nexus that it plans to remain in enterprise and never promote, nevertheless it additionally gained’t develop into new merchandise. It additionally isn’t wanting into new partnerships with Intel or AMD.
On the EVGA message boards, an worker, EVGA_JaconF, confirmed the choice with a brief message from firm administration:
- EVGA is not going to carry the subsequent technology graphics playing cards.
- EVGA will proceed to assist the prevailing present technology merchandise.
- EVGA will proceed to supply the present technology merchandise.
EVGA is dedicated to our prospects and can proceed to supply gross sales and assist on the present lineup. Additionally, EVGA want to say thanks to our nice neighborhood for the numerous years of assist and enthusiasm for EVGA graphics playing cards.
What’s subsequent for EVGA after the Nvidia partnership?
EVGA isn’t a GPU-only firm, even when that’s what many fans know them greatest for. The producer additionally sells motherboards, energy provides, gaming mice, keyboards, and seize playing cards, of which, manufacturing is unlikely to cease. Nevertheless, its GPU arm, whereas bringing in many of the income, sells on a really skinny margin, Han mentioned to Players Nexus. The corporate makes 300% extra revenue by promoting energy provides. Players Nexus confirmed that Han mentioned staff might be shuffled round within the firm. That’s good, however the cut up from Nvidia should still damage EVGA’s earnings some.
The choice apparently wasn’t made frivolously. In response to reviews, the 2 firms had a strained relationship. EVGA claimed it was by no means advised the fundamentals of Nvidia chips, comparable to MSRP prices, till they had been publicly introduced on stage.
[Update]: 7:36 PM ET]: This publish was up to date with extra data and clarification on EVGA earnings.