In a shocking announcements, legendary AIB/GPU manufacturer EVGA terminates partnership with NVIDIA & exits the GPU market altogether, after nearly 23 years of being an NVIDIA only GPU partner. This decision comes as a major shock as EVGA has been making graphic cards since the company was first founded back in 1999.
EVGA will not be launching the next RTX 40 series or any subsequent NVIDIA series for that matter, the company will not switch teams to AMD or Intel, so no future GPU releases from EVGA for the red or blue camp as well.
EVGA Cuts Ties with NVIDIA & Cites “Disrespect” as one of the factors for making the decision
Speaking to Gamers Nexus, EVGA CEO Andrew Han said that the company isn’t just skipping the next RTX 40 series, but will not be making GPUs going forward. One of the major factors for the decision stems from the “souring” relationship EVGA has with NVIDIA, where Han told Gamers Nexus that “it’s about respect”.
The company already made samples for the upcoming RTX 4090 GPUs, however, EVGA decided not to go ahead with the production phase and ceased all GPU operations, furthermore the company will start downsizing as it exits the GPU market.
EVGA has terminated its relationship with NVIDIA. EVGA will no longer be manufacturing video cards of any type, citing a souring relationship with NVIDIA as the cause (among other reasons that were 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.Andrew Han, EVGA CEO
And according to Jon Peddie Research, “the relationship between EVGA and Nvidia changed from what EVGA considered a true partnership to customer–seller arrangement whereby EVGA was no longer consulted on new product announcements and briefings, not featured at events, and not informed of price changes.”
EVGA Makes a Statement on Its Official forums & Says Its Will Continue Support of Existing Customers
In a statement made by the company on its official forums, EVGA confirmed the decisions without going into any details saying “EVGA will not carry the next generation graphics cards.” the company Said. “EVGA is committed to our customers and will continue to offer sales and support on the current lineup. Also, EVGA would like to say thank you to our great community for the many years of support and enthusiasm for EVGA graphics cards.”
With The Majority of EVGA’s Revenue Coming from Graphics Cards, This Decision Marks The End of an Era
Nearly 80% of EVGA’s revenue comes from making AIB graphics cards for Nvidia, so the decision to exit the GPU market altogether is a major shock, and casts doubts over what the future might hold for the company, however, Han told Gamers Nexus that the profit margin is very thin, and that EVGA makes 300% more profit on power supplies.
Nvidia already released a statement to this shocking news, reported over on Twitter by Tae Kim
We’ve had a great partnership with EVGA over the years and will continue to support them on our current generation of products. We wish Andrew and our friends at EVGA all the best.NVIDIA Spokesperson
Sources: EVGA Management, Jon Peddie Research, Tae Kim