The next time you build a gaming PC, you probably won’t add the EVGA GPU to your list of possible components. The company, best known for making video cards based on NVIDIA GeForce, is exiting the GPU manufacturing business. Like Tom’s Hardware and Ars Technica reported, the company CEO Andrew Han sat down with YouTube users JayZTwoCents and Nexus Gamers in a closed-door interview to reveal EVGA’s decision. He also talked about his grievances with NVIDIA.
Han told the YouTuber that NVIDIA has stop EVGA treatment as a true partner over the years despite their history. NVIDIA allegedly stopped notifying EVGA of new product announcements and important information, such as suggested retail prices and availability. That has left plug-in board partners like EVGA to dig into the details of the latest products on stage, like all of us. Furthermore, NVIDIA’s first-party Founders Edition cards lower the prices of their partners from EVGA and other partners, forcing vendors to lower their prices.
EVGA, Han said, will continue to sell cards based on older GeForce GPUs such as RTX 3000 Series. However, after the stock runs out – the company has no plans to partner with NVIDIA competitors AMD or Intel. EVGA has been selling other computer components and accessories, such as power supplies and gaming mice, for a while. But according to Nexus Gamers, 80% of the company’s revenue comes from the sale of GeForce, so this decision could put the company’s very existence in jeopardy. When the YouTuber commented that this must have been a difficult decision to make, the CEO replied that it was easy and working with NVIDIA was difficult.
In its forums, EVGA posted the following statement:
EVGA will not carry next-generation graphics cards. EVGA will continue to support current generation products. EVGA will continue to offer current generation products. EVGA is committed to our customers and will continue to provide sales and support for the current lineup. In addition, EVGA would also like to thank our amazing community for years of support and enthusiasm for EVGA graphics cards.
On NVIDIA’s side, said Bryan Del Rizzo, GeForce’s global public relations manager Tom’s Hardware:
We’ve had a great partnership with EVGA over the years and will continue to support them on our current product generation. We wish Andrew and our friends at EVGA all the best.
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