EVGA's reportedly terminating its relationship with Nvidia
Could EVGA make AMD or Intel graphics cards in the future?
Published: 16th September 2022 | Source: Gamers Nexus |
EVGA ends its relationship with Nvidia as their relationship sours
- Update - EVGA has officially confirmed that they will not be carrying next-generation graphics cards from Nvidia.
According to an exclusive report from Gamers Nexus, EVGA has terminated its relationship with Nvidia, deciding not to produce RTX 40 series graphics cards over the company's souring relationship with Nvidia, and the constraints that they had to work under.
While EVGA has allegedly created RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics cards samples, the company had decided not to create RTX 40 series GPUs. With their relationship with Nvidia severed, EVGA has effectively exited the GPU market, and they have no plans to create Intel or AMD graphics cards at this time.
Nvidia graphics cards represent around 80% of EVGA's revenue, a factor that makes their decision to break their ties with Nvidia a make or break decision for the company. EVGA does not plan to return to Nvidia with their launch of their post RTX 40 series products, they are done working with Nvidia.
Below is what Gamers Nexus had to say in the description of their video regarding EVGA's decision to break ties with Nvidia.
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. 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.
EVGA has confirmed to Gamers Nexus that they have withheld inventory to help support the company's warranties. The company expects to run out of RTX 30 series products by the end of 2022, and the company currently has no plans to expand into other categories. EVGA representative has also stated that they plan to stay in business and that the company is not for sale.
Employees at EVGA are reportedly being re-allocated to different sections of the company, though it is probable that a lot of EVGA high talent staff will move to EVGA's competitors.
When discussing the company's decision to break ties with Nvidia, Gamers Nexus has stated that "it's about respect" and that their decision to stop making Nvidia products is a principled decision and not a financial one. EVGA has worked with Nvidia for 20 years, making their decision to break ties with Nvidia a big deal for both companies. EVGA is effectively walking away from a large proportion of its revenue, and Nvidia will lose one of their most well known exclusive partners.
There are many reasons why EVGA has decided to move away from Nvidia, including Nvidia's lack of disclosure of critical information about their products until their official reveal, the undercutting of their board partners with Founders Edition products, and low margins for high-end products.
Many consider EVGA to be one of Nvidia's top partners, and that makes EVGA's departure from the GPU market bad news for consumers. That said, EVGA wanted to take a stand against Nvidia, and EVGA should be respected for that.