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salihjc

Shame all my cards have been by EVGA :(


jmims98

Same. If they ever decided to partner with AMD, I’d probably switch from Nvidia. EVGA customer support and quality of product has always blown me away.


xSTSxZerglingOne

Never a single complaint about their customer service. One time I had an issue with a card (GTX 1050). They took it back in a shipping box they paid for, confirmed that it was indeed faulty, and sent back a GTX 1060 that I used in my computer until like 3 months ago.


jmims98

Yup. One time I had a psu that was technically a few months out of warranty. They still replaced it for free.


porkminer

This was my experience. I had a 650 watt die almost a year out of warranty. I asked if they have a repair service. They sent me a new one free. Best company in hardware, bar none.


FappyDilmore

One of the most shocking things to me regarding this reveal is the fact that EVGA only has 280 employees. Their customer service is so good I always assumed they had a much larger hardware division.


superior_spoon

All employees are hand picked from the most polite and forgiving people, really hard to hire people because of it.


vhexs

Holy shit my brother had the same! They took it straight back and sent a brand new one out. They definitely care about their customers.


rando269

Similar thing happened to me a long time ago, 6600gt died after a few years, they replaced it with one that had twice the vram, that card ended up being defective so they overnighted me a 7600gs to make up for it. The whole process took about a week and cost me nothing. Most other manufacturers wouldn't even have a warranty after 3+ years. If AMD is anywhere close on price/performance when I go for my next upgrade I will probably go that route because I'm salty that Nvidia screwed the one hardware company I trusted.


kial-sfw

I have had EVGA my whole life at this point, it's gonna be such a change, I may just switch to AMD because Nvidia has pushed EVGA to the point where they want to stop selling Nvidia cards.


BobThePacifistLlama

Well on the bright side at least they are still selling PSU's, to date all of mine have been EVGA and I have never been disappointed. I always recommend them for those too


ohheyitsedward

Same here. EVGA + AMD would be a switch for me.


fractalfocuser

I think a lot of people are really hoping they do this. They might take a minute to switch but they're losing 80% of their revenue... It's kind of crazy from a business perspective and they have to have some idea on how to replace that lost revenue and utilize the factories/workforce. The whole thing is fucking crazy. Either EVGA is killing themselves or they've got something else in the pipe. No competent leadership team would let this happen otherwise.


ohheyitsedward

Yeah agreed. Towards the end of the GN vid, he talks about how the CEO just wants to spend more time with family and scale it back. Well, seems like that feeling is going to hurt his staff, and the company. Better to switch to AMD (or Intel as mentioned in the vid, they need the help) and for the CEO to take a step back and let someone else go hard at the helm. That way everyone at EVGA gets to keep their jobs, the customers still get to have great EVGA cards, and the c-suite get to chill with their kids. Intel or AMD get a segment leader onboard, and the only loser is Nvidia. But hey, what do I know, I’m not running the thing.


jmims98

I thought it was a bit odd for the CEO to make this decision partially on grounds that he wanted to spend more time with family. Totally fine to want to do that, but maybe taking a secondary role in the company is a better way. I would still like to see them pursue AMD in the future, but tonight on WAN show linus was saying that might permanently burn bridges with nVidia.


rarelyreadsreddit

What's the problem with that though? From the sounds of it they have no interest in working with Nvidia again


Chatty945

They could switch to partnering with EtchaSketch and I would probably stick with them. I have had at least 5 GPUs, 2 Mobos and a power supply from EVGA and none of that hardware ever had a hardware fault. Rock solid company that puts out quality products.


TEKC0R

Yeah, I literally have no idea who to go to now. I tried a number of other manufacturers and for a long time now I’ve settled on EVGA because they are the only ones they haven’t sucked. XFX was the absolute worst. Supposed lifetime warranty, but when we actually needed it, they claimed they lost their customer data and wouldn’t honor it. Fuck them. Also the only card I’ve ever had break. So what now? ASUS? I haven’t really been a fan of their stuff. Motherboard needed two repairs, and they stopped driver updates for my DX sound card pretty quickly. MSI? I use their motherboards, so I guess that’s where I’d go.


salihjc

Reading the comments it seems like EVGA really had customer support down, I never had any issues with all my cards from them just goes to show how well made they were. Will be a shame but I’m sure some other market alternative will take its place.


Shigeloth

I was sitting in the EVGA queue for the 3000 series, but somewhere along the way stopped receiving e-mails from their notify system which I never noticed 'cause I was still getting newsletters. Learned that when I eventually went to their site to check things out and noticed I was supposed to have been notified about a 3060ti, but never was. Sent in a customer support ticket with a not-so-strongly worded yet firm "Yo, wtf?" and woke up the next day with a reply with a link to buy one. Those ~16 hours were a hell of an emotional roller coaster.


sketcherze

Sapphire is pretty good too!


Ottoclav

I like Sapphire as well, but aren’t they specific to AMD?


RamenJunkie

My entire rig was an ~~EVGA pre build.~~ I was wrong, its just got a lot of EVGA periferals in it.


salihjc

Decent have you got a pic or a link to it? Would be cool to see it as i never knew they did pre builds up until now :)


HSR47

Me too.


VoodooShark92

Damn, only company I ever really considered for GPUs… Never had a bad experience with them.


Lucacg00

EVGA and Sapphire. The best.


MadDogA245

My first build had an EVGA, my current one has a Sapphire. Zero problems with either.


Lucacg00

Yeah. Cooler is nice, software is nice. It also has a 4 pin ARGB connector to plug into the motherboard to sync the RGB better. Also dual bios


PlankBlank

Sapphire has RGB header? So it sincs just like any RGB strip?


friger_heleneto

Yep


Zone_Purifier

I don't think I've ever seen this and now I'm wondering why nobody else does this. It's just better. No garbage software in the OS to deal with, with any luck you can set everything in the BIOS and leave it forever.


CharmingPainMan

sapphire told me to eff off when I had a brand new gpu with a dead fan (with an advertised feature of easily replaceable fans).


Kiyasa

same here.


gtfoherethrowaway

Yep this has happened to me more than once with high end sapphire gear. That's why I don't buy sapphire.


Thing_On_Your_Shelf

XFX is also great. I had a really good experience with them a while back. I had upgraded and was selling my old card (xfx r9 280x) on ebay. I guess I didn't package it well because one of the fans was broken when the buyer received it. We decided to message XFX before doing a return&refund, and XFX ended up sending a fully new cooler to the buyer with instructions for how to replace it for free. Never expected that. I wasn't even the original owner, and the card was also like 5 years old at that point


dan_buh

If I remember correctly XFX has a double lifetime warranty so it covers you and the next buyer if you ever sell it.


Wadfuck

Really? I bought a second hand xfx rx6600 and the fan rattles alot Wonder if it's covered


cyborgedbacon

They stopped doing the double lifetime warranty 8+ years ago.


TheIllustrativeMan

XFX is on my "fuck you for life" list. Back in their Nvidia days they screwed me on an RMA multiple times, then sent me the wrong motherboard back and told me to take a leap.


Any-Flamingo7056

Still running a 6 year old Sapphire....still chugging away with no issues RIP. EVGA


sonofnoob

Still running an EVGA gtx 560ti. I think it’s a ten year old card now.


POWERTHRUST0629

I just found my EVGA 7600GT, wasn't even looking for it. Odd timing.


MaximumEffort433

Ups for Sapphire, they run forever. AMD is lucky to have some really solid partners, XFX is reliable, Power Color's high end Devil series is fantastic, but Sapphire is the gold standard, those things are fuckin *tanks.* If somebody reading this comment is about to buy their first AMD GPU, Sapphire is the brand to compare your purchase to.


BostonDodgeGuy

Have a few extra bucks and want slightly better quality and framerates? Sapphire Want as much bang for your buck as possible while still getting great hardware? PowerColor


bigted41

Sapphire made ati GPUs before it was cool. Seriously OG mofos


matreo987

the best company :( still rocking the evga 1080


A_Slovakian

Yup my GF inherited my EVGA 1080 when I miraculously found a 3080ti for sale at around MSRP a little over a year ago....but it's a gigabyte :(


RedditForSweatyNerds

Only top-tier company left for Nvidia GPU's is ASUS


GMenNJ

I had way too many failures with ASUS and their RMA kept sending me back my broken board or ones that others had obviously returned as broken


smellySharpie

Literally the same thing mobos and GPUs literally send them in and have them returned with no change. Waste of time, and energy.


Faxon

I would hardly consider them in the same league. Expect to see lots more reports of shitty customer service now that everyone who buys nvidia is gonna prob switch their way. Never trusted them in over a decade of them doing the same shit over and over. They make some solid boards, sure, but the amount of complaints I see is just too damn high. They were the number one brand for returns when I worked at Fry's years ago, by almost 3 to 1 vs other brands, despite sales numbers being comparable to other brands. EVGA during the same time span had so few, I remember in my entire time there, we had 3 EVGA motherboard returns, and they were all fully functional boards as well, so I'm pretty sure that issue was user error or an incompatibility issue that a bios update might have fixed. We did update those boards and they sold later, to people having builds done in our service center, with zero issues. I'm gonna fucking miss EVGA man, so reliable


TheMatt561

I remember when they used to do lifetime warranties, I sent them a dead 7950 GX2 ( look it up it's really interesting) and they sent me a 9800 GTX+ an absolutely massive upgrade.


Carollicarunner

Does make me wonder how they'll handle the extended warranties on my 2 3090s... I guess they'll have to keep up on old stock and parts


TheMatt561

Yeah they said they're going to keep some stock in house for RMS


AkioDAccolade

Only bummer about that is you won’t get the free upgrades anymore on the extended warranty cards. Granted, it wasn’t a guarantee, but on three separate occasions I RMA’d the top end of their previous gen card and got a similar spec current gen card after using the card for 3-4 years.


TheMatt561

Yeah no other company did that Edit: BFG rip Edit Edit: XFX


flip314

I RMA'd my Creative TNT2 and got a GeForce 256 back, but that's seriously dating me.


imisstheyoop

>I RMA'd my Creative TNT2 and got a GeForce 256 back, but that's seriously dating me. Woah TNT2 that takes me back. Used to play EverQuest on one of those. My buddy had a voodoo.


Noxious89123

I wasn't aware that EVGA ever did lifetime warranties; that was always BFG's thing. I had a BFG 7800GT die, and ended up with a 7900GT as a replacement, which was pretty nice. I have an EVGA GTX 560Ti that had a 10 year warranty! Alas, it is still functional, so no "free upgrade" on that one.


lahankof

Damn I’ve ever only used EVGA cards since I first started building. Never had a problem with them.


camy205

You know NVIDIA is awful when EVGA cuts 78% of their revenue because they're too difficult to work with. Love the product, hate the company.


Lazermissile

According to Gamers Nexus, EVGA was losing money every high end video card they were w selling and at the same time being undercut by Nvidia with their founders edition cards. I recommend watching the video if you haven’t yet, it just came out earlier today.


notapoke

Only recently losing money every sale


rW0HgFyxoJhYka

Losing money because price drops have cut into their margins on every card and the over supply of cards further drop the price. Which means they can't do anything about it.


TheSugrDaddy

Revenue ≠ profit, just because the company sold a bunch of cards and a high price, doesn't necessarily mean they profitted a bunch off of sellinf those cards. It was honestly probably a better decision to cease all business with NVIDIA and free up their own allocation to start producing more of the products they make decent profit on, or at least break even on (according to jayztwocents, EVGA said they are at a net loss in their current business plan with NVIDIA merchandise)


imJGott

I think this last generation of cards put a burden on them finically. Just my assumption.


nerfzacian

They were losing hundreds of dollars for every 3080 and above they were selling, Nvidia gave them a maximum and minimum price they could sell the cards at and then proceeded to undercut them with the FE cards


Faranocks

Also EVGA didn't sell cards for $3000+ during pandemic, and had a queue system in place instead. So no stonks when they could a make a fat stack.


Imacad

yeah, because they were an honest company and didn't rip customers off, they lost millions in potential profit from not marking up their GPUs to insane levels like all the others.


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Shaggy_One

EVGA, Valve, who else? Is Sapphire also private? Whenever I see a company absolutely loved by its customers it's nearly always a privately owned company.


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Imacad

yep. I finally am in a position to upgrade my 2060 and now am truly stuck. Asus is pretty much the only other company I would consider, and I think they are a long step down from eVga. especially when you are located in Australia like me. They treat you like crap in large markets like the USA, imagine how badly they treat small markets. they just don't care.,


Seno96

The decision to end the nvidia partnership was more because of values and respect than finances. At least according to tech-Jesus.


Snowphyre-

Shit both J2C and tech Jesus have videos on this? At least I've got some good YouTube to look forward to tonight.


Killllerr

Yep, steve's video is almost 30 min and jay's is 20 min


Snowphyre-

Damn good shit.


SomethingPersonnel

I got a card through their queue system. Kind of sucks knowing that I got my card for a price that hurt the only company pushing them out in way that helped actual consumers get them.


HalKitzmiller

Same here


DepthsDoor

My god


SighOpMarmalade

Gamers nexus said when nvidia sells the 3090ti founder for 1099, they still make profit. Evga told them even selling at 1200-1300 they lose money on that. They are competing with their partners, nvidia wants to be Apple which is why they tried to buy ARM. They need the other companies to help release the gpus but also wants to control everything.


sollord

Easy to make a profit when you set the cost and profit margin you sell the primary chip at


SighOpMarmalade

This will just lead to consolidation, they tried to buy ARM for a reason. Soon they will have enough manufacturing capability to where these companies will only get less than a percent to use their chips. Then the real price rises will occur.


sonicbeast623

I think in the next few generations we'll see nvidia cut ties with all AIBs once they get distribution figured out.


ManBearPig____

I have always thought it was odd that Nvidia and AMD ever even went the AIB route while still selling their own cards.


sonicbeast623

Probably made sense before online retail got so big. Now they just have to figure out spinning up that section of the business without the AIBs jumping ship too soon.


turpentinedreamer

Amd reference cards are mostly made by sapphire and sold by other aibs as well.


schmak01

Some of the rumblings I am hearing is the 4000 series might be the last AIB one. Nvidia might be getting into just making them themselves and the difficulty with the 3000 series (and further difficulties with the 4000) that AIB’s are having with Nvidia are lending to that possibility. I think Steve mentioned it as an option, but making it not worth it for the AIB’s and constantly undercutting them is an easy way to drive that eventuality. This is it for me an Nvidia. I have bought over 25 GPU’s from them over the years. Time for Sapphire and AMD for my next upgrade.


bmct19

This. There was an article I read today on this at work that showed a graph that the average margin for AIBs with Nvidia GPUs has fallen from over 20% in the early 2000s to maybe 5% now - it would be insane for them to stay heavily invested in such a volatile industry/field with such incredibly small margins. Every single even sort-of-related-to-sales job I have ever had aimed for an average of a 35% margin, even though it's not always attainable. ​ Nvidia directly dropping their own cards to prices below AIB company prices (like EVGA) without telling said companies seems to have been one of the last straws.


PatMcAck

Well part of the problem is that there is revenue and there is profit. Keyboards and PSU's have a higher margin than GPUs. In the last gen Nvidia forced tiny margins on the GPU manufacturers. The fact of the matter is that if you played by Nvidia's rules during the mining boom you were making very little money on each GPU (which is why we saw brands literally scalping their own cards). Nvidia sets the price of the GPU and sets the price of how much you can sell it for and then competes against you by selling direct to consumers. Let's be real being in business solely relying on one entity who has a fiduciary obligation to their shareholders and not to you is pretty shit.


MisterEyeCandy

Just my opinion but EVGA should look to expand their motherboard lineups beyond their high end (presumably higher margin) halo products. I would personally welcome another competitor in that space and I'm sure it would be profitable enough for them.


xcarlosxdangerx

I believe they plan on expanding their mobo lineup, so hopefully that is the case


DeceptiveSignal

I was thinking the same. They already have an expansive PSU range but their motherboards could most definitely benefit from expanded offerings.


link_dead

I hope they stay in business. I have been a customer of theirs for 2 decades, and have always used their cards and motherboards both personally and in our IT enterprise. I have spent millions on their hardware and never been disappointed with their customer service.


karth

As someone that has only bought two video cards from them, I feel the same way. Never been disappointed with them.


pastaswords

They said they will keep making mobos, psus, and periphials. Just no more GPUs. A shame but I'm glad they're staying because they make absolutely amazing products.


Bulletoverload

Millions? Do they even make enterprise equipment?


Responsible-Law4829

Derp, EVGA abandons GPU partnership with Nvidia. Hmm. That sucks.


Cynaris

Not just that. They stop doing GPU business altogether.


Responsible-Law4829

I can see Nvidia pushing to take that market share for themselves and squeeze out more of the partners.


SighOpMarmalade

They wanna be the apple of GPUs


h_phantom

Well let's hope AMD starts firing back with some bangers then.


jawkas

AMD and Intel are both eating up NVIDIA's most profitable low end graphics card market with really good iGPUs.


v16_

We need a competitor to CUDA for AI, scientific computing and rendering. Without that Nvidia still has a stranglehold over a segment that's only going to get bigger. And it would have to be a lot better or cheaper for people to have a motivation to switch.


d6cbccf39a9aed9d1968

would be nice if AMD also reaches out on Software side like how Intel/Nvidia is doing , and not just dumping it on gpuopen.


HeavensCriedBlood

Then they better copy Apple's order queue system because Apple excels at that while Nivida has the most barebones site ever.


DeAtramentisViolets

Ewww.


RedditForSweatyNerds

And that's the day I'll switch to AMD cards. If ASUS gets pushed out of the GPU business as well that's both top-tier GPU makers out


ScoffSlaphead72

Honestly I am definitely considering going AMD for my next upgrade. Hopefully AMD will do what they have with their CPUs and focus moreso on efficiency rather than pushing as much power as possible.


ArcAngel071

Just throwing in my two cents here as someone who’s bought both but prefers Radeon The reputation Radeon has for driver issues is (at THIS point) unwarranted. Radeon drivers were rough as hell for awhile but (in my opinion) but got pretty good by the end of RX 5000 and have been great for the 6000 series (I managed a 6800XT at launch somehow) I’ve been immensely satisfied with Radeon and find their driver and all the built in tools to be super convenient. All my system monitoring and GPU overclocking is handled by the Radeon driver. It’s awesome. I didn’t have any issues with my Nvidia cards (980 and 1070) either. But I find the Radeon cards more tinker friendly and I enjoy their driver suite much more. Nvidia is still king when it comes to Ray Tracing, DLSS and FSR are close enough I find them to be the same now. Decide for yourself which you prefer. They’re both great choices. I just enjoy the Radeon drivers and their tools more along with more vram lol


Kaleidographer

The driver issues are why I’ve not gone back to AMD/Radeon. It’s good to hear this sort of comment though. Maybe I’ll reconsider when I do my next build.


ScoffSlaphead72

That is interesting to hear. I personally would be interested in directly comparing something like my 3080 vs an amd equivalent. Personally I have been an AMD user since the start. I have only ever used their CPUs apart from one time when I got an i5 6600. My last AMD card however was an rx 570. My first GPU was a HD 6970, then later an R9 290 and my final and most recent one was an RX 570. After that I bought a 1080 Ti and it was such a leap I never went back. But now AMD is essentially on par with Nvidia they are looking tempting. I will see how the next gen of amd cards turn out and will probably buy them if they are good.


Casey_jones291422

My problem with and is they're shit encoding ability. Really wish they'd offer competition to either quicksync or nvenc


ArcAngel071

Nvidia has a hilarious lead in encoding and AMD likely won’t catch up soon. I just game so the encoder doesn’t matter to me. But obviously encoding is massive for content creators.


txlonghorns23

Ok here’s my story from EVGA that happened a couple of months ago. Power supply went on sale. My dumbass apartment complex requires us to deliver packages to a third party who then delivers to us. I go to check out and they won’t ship to that address. So I change it to my moms house. Well that didn’t work because the billing address is different. Changed the address on my credit card and it worked. Figured I could contact customer support to change the address. Contacted support. They told me to just enter my address on a new order after I explained what happened. I told them it says they can’t ship to my address once again, and that it’s fine I can keep the original order. Dude says he canceled the order already. Nbd, just place a new order but the free item you got with the purchase was no longer in stock even though it was on the old purchase. I told him that. This has been like an 4 hour process so far. Anyway he said he would call me back. I honestly didn’t expect anything but he called me back a few hours later and said he has working on my ticket for a while and he managed to get the free item in the box but it won’t reflect it on the receipt. Just incredible service. He acknowledged he made a mistake by canceling the order and went well out of his way to try to make it right. Overall this is my dumbass apartment complex’s fault for using Fetch. EVGA did what they could for me and I appreciate that. No other company would have done that


Nicolas8050

as a delivery driver, fuck fetch indeed


themule1216

Seriously, Fuck fetch


zaque_wann

Too much of a middle man for not that big of a problem.


OriginalFaultyPC

Non compete clause is such BS, hope not 🤧


jdeezy

Yeah, first thing I thought of when I heard they weren't working with and/Intel and wouldn't give a convincing reason why


Leaked99

God damn. EVGA was genuinely the only GPU company i’d buy from. Cards looked way better too.


KnightCreed13

Hopefully in the future if Nvidia stops being a dickhead, EVGA can resurrect this.


prohandymn

Don't hold your breath... you'll cease living.


qualverse

By all accounts Nvidia's been a dickhead to other companies for decades. They couldn't even get it together for Apple, so I see no reason they'd do so for EVGA.


Eggsegret

Nvidia stop being dickheads? Better chance of pigs flying than that happening.


complover116

NVIDIA are the company that instead of using the existing standards for video encoding, like VA-API, implemented their own, incompatible one (NVENC) to abuse their position as #1 most popular maker of GPU chips. Same thing with CUDA. This is literally a monopolistic practice, it goes only downhill from here


Noxious89123

They want to be Apple so bad.


LetsDOOT_THIS

What exactly happened with CUDA?


WascallyWabies

I was going to sell my EVGA 2070 Super. I'll probably hold on to it now.


Paxton-176

Hey it's going to be that novelty piece of hardware in a few decades. Remember when EVGA made GPUs. The same way we look at gateway computers.


OriginalFaultyPC

Why they not go amd instead?


TheMatt561

They were asked why not do AMD or Intel and they gave a flat no they are out of the GPU business. They're going to focus on power supplies motherboards and their other peripherals. Watch the gamers Nexus and Jay's two cents videos


shugoKEY

Maan fuck nvidia and fuck jensen for this shitty mentality that they treat their customers and board partners with.


d-fakkr

Glad they're still in the psu business. My psu is an evga supernova 550 gold and man, it's working wonderfully. I'll watch the GN video because it's weird they're leaving gpu business.


NeoMatrixJR

They're in the PSU reseller business. As stated above, they're just another custom-branded seasonic.


motoxim

Someone said they're mostly Superflower ones.


Trixx1-1

As a person currently owning defective ones... They're peripherals aren't wat they're good at. I think they gotta stay in the gpu business.


Jojoejoe

Well good thing they now have less to focus on and can put more effort towards those products.


Mr_Compromise

Their power supplies are really good though


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KPalm_The_Wise

AFAIK no one except seasonic actually makes their own Edit: Yes there are obviously other manufacturers, but you don't typically buy superflower or FSP branded psus do you.


Xahni13

From what I remember there’s 2 main PSU manufacturers, Seasonic and a different brand. I believe my Asus THOR PSU is just a seasonic one, as far as cable replacements


Henrath

They're are quite a few. HEC, FSP, Superflower, Andyson, Channel Well, Great Wall, Delta, AcBell, Lite-On, Topower, Solytech, and Enhance are just some.


Breadfish64

EVGA is mostly Superflower last I checked.


tycoonrt

Makes sense because last year evga entered many new markets like India and it's psu prices are already competitive to gain market share to get the lost revenue from gpu business


ErickRodd

I'm pretty sure NVidia have a non-compete clause with EVGA, so basically that means if they partner with AMD or Intel, NVidia can sue EVGA.


DerKuro

Maybe EVGA can't but EGVA does?


barnett25

From Extreme Video Georgia to Extreme Graphics Virginia.


The_Merciless_Potato

EVAG


OKishGuy

XFX was once a an exclusive nVidia partner, and they managed to switch around.


Footedsamson

XFX is awesome, only had one issue with a fan over 10+ years of buying their GPUs. Great customer service


cmonSister

Can they do that even if the contract is closed? tf


ErickRodd

I'm not into law but if I'm not mistaken(please if someone knows better correct me), these type of non-compete clauses can be by time(e.g. EVGA can only work with other companies after X amount of time) or while EVGA still sells RTX 3000(as in the moment, they're selling cards until they run out of stock).


KPalm_The_Wise

Why would have have a non compete but basically every other manufacturer does both


Whiteyak5

Long live Sapphire I suppose....


Cynaris

Lowkey happy I own one of their cards I deem to come from the best looking series. Gonna look nice on my wall when it inevitably gives up on me.


RedstoneRelic

I cannot wait to frame my FTW3 3080 when it kicks the bucket.


Iaintseewomaninyears

Wait evga closed???!!


Flxpadelphia

the GPU section of their company closed. They still make PSUs and peripherals but they will no longer make GPUs.


Setherio

What??? That sucks!! EVGA (is?/was?) my top brand! Their customer service and RMA processes were top notch! When I disassembled my GPU and put water cooling on it, I (misplaced...) some of those tiny screws and wanted to have them just Incase I wanted to put the original back on. I sent them an email, for a couple bucks they sent me every single screw that goes on the stock GPU. When I had issues with my GPU down the line (a year and a half later, died while playing no man's sky o.o) they RMA'd it knowing I had taken it apart (I also mentioned this in the RMA ). I've heard stories of other companies and RMA and don't think they would of helped out at all. EVGA FTW is right!


ch3rrycreamsoda

One of my GPU fans died a couple years back. I'd bought it second hand, and it was well out of warranty, and EVGA still RMAd it and replaced the fan for free. Those guys were chads, they would have always been my first pick for new GPUs...


MamaMayhem74

What does this mean for our GPU warranties?


Creoda

They will still be supported by EVGA as the company will still be there and they will hold a supply of cards for any issues needing replacement.


Sabinlerose

I don't have insider information for EVGA of course, but in past cases where manufactures have ceased productions typically they will stock the usual amount of parts and replacements for RMA / Repairs. Thus their warranty teams will continue with business as normal. Four+ years down the line they will likely start running low on parts/replacements so if a valid warranty is present they will typically provide a pro-rated cost for buying out the product.


taedrin

They are holding onto a number of cards for warranty, but once they are gone, they are gone and no more warranty replacements will be possible. Of course if the company goes bankrupt, those cards would probably be liquidated and warranty obligations would be voided.


Acobra121

Nah, they stopped working with nvidia due to bad business practices from nvidia's side.


Kekeripo

Shit man, had the 980ti classified and now the 3080 ftw3. Best brand to buy from hands down.


BlitzWing1985

If I was AMD despite EVGA saying they're out the game I'd come knocking. The brand power of EVGA could sway some customers away from NVidia.


Ozi_izO

I would probably consider it.


ElectriCole

Once upon a time this was XFX. Me thinks nvidia might be the problem here


HallwayHomicide

I have an XFX 6700XT I had never heard of the brand before I was building my own PC. It's worked great so far. No complaints here.


ElectriCole

XFX is amazing. They used to make the best air cooled nvidia cards on the market. Nvidia bullied them right into making only ati cards. Made me sad. I still have a rig running dual XFX GTX9800 Black Editions in SLI. Mostly for nostalgia.


barnett25

Everyone who talks to people informally in the industry seems to be aware that Nvidia are awful partners.


WasserTyp69

Such a waste that they won't partner with AMD. Something like a ftw3 7900xt would've gone hard


SammyLuke

That’s insane EVGA cards went hard. I’ve only ever bought EVGA because of their quality and reputation. Damn that takes balls to do and I respect it.


TheSiegmeyerCatalyst

I just wish it would hurt Nvidia enough to force them to make amends but Nvidia is just going to monopolize the market share more and push out as many board partners as possible. GPUs are not at all like cars. Board partners provide significant, tangible value to the customer, a dubious proposition for dealerships.


Flimsy_Inflation_961

Context?


neoperol

EVGA close relationship with Nvidia, because the winning margins are to low and they think Nvidia is fucking them by restricting their prices and selling FE versions at a lower price at the same time. They stopped their work of the 4000s series and say they won't work with AMD or Intel, so they stop making GPUs until is favor to their business even thought GPUs were 80% of their sales.


Flimsy_Inflation_961

Thats fucking sad.. Never owned an EVGA card, but they sure do make some of the best looking, so it's just sad.


Noxious89123

>so they stop making GPUs **until is favor to their business** **They didn't say this** They said they are ***DONE*** with GPUs. PERIOD.


thethreestrikes

I was actually planning to buy their GPU in the future. This is sad.


gh1las

They're already at loss no profit margin at all


ChaoticToxin

Damn was gonna get an evga 4000 series too


Kami_Gs1

I hope they can partner with AMD in the future. I had their 3070 for a year before I realized it had a built-in PWM and ARGB connector.


Lucacg00

I think my 6600XT Sapphire Nitro+ has one too. You can connect it to the MB for synced RGB control. You can still control it via Sapphire TRIXX. EVGA and Sapphire. Two of the best graphics card manufactures of all time imo.


Oofin_and_boofin

I agree! I just love the idea of being to buy a product and knowing it that the manufacturer stands behind it. Luckily they will still sell power supplies! But still they will be sorely missed in the gpu market. Less competition for other manufacturers to be better is always a bad thing.


Justiful

Another reason to switch to AMD, if you haven't already. Their practices during the great GPU shortage they caused were awful. The only company that didn't price gouge Nvidia products during the shortage or caters to miners is out of the market. MSI got caught selling GPUs under a scalper subsidiary at double MSRP. Gigabyte had their RMA system backlogged for over six months, and THOUSANDS of RMA's got lost. ASUS sold their graphics cards on huge pallets directly to miners. Nvidia sold over 175 million worth of graphics cards directly to miners. That is a lot of founders' editions that never ended up on the market.


Hungry-Lion1575

I’ve only ever used EVGA graphics cards (970, 1070, 3080). I feel conflicted.


PUBGM_MightyFine

I was loyal to EVGA with my 1st purchase of a 8800 in 2007. Later i bought a 980Ti and also used EVGA in multiple other builds i did for people. Their no questions asked customer support used to be fantastic


ShazbotSimulator2012

I won an 8800GT at Quakecon one year, and I emailed EVGA to see if I could get a steam key (It was supposed to come with a free game, but I didn't have any proof of purchase since I didn't buy it.) They ended up giving me that game, and a completely different one that they were currently offering with new cards.


ThatCatfulCat

Welp that's balls


superchibisan2

I was messing with my evga boxes, putting away a card, and thought to myself "evga is such a good gpu company." Then this happens.


Clean_Sheets_69

Amen to that. I had a EVGA 1080 Classified that randomly black screened in games. After going through all the troubleshooting we could think of, we could never it get it working. They sent another 1080. When that one didn’t work, they sent a 2070 and called it even. Haven’t had an issue with it to this day.


Machine_Galaxy

o7


Machiavillian

Thats just sad. All of the cards I ever bought have come from EVGA :( Top notch product every time.


nige111

Second best, kids these days don't remember BFG.


Noxious89123

EVGA was only ever second to BFG imo. Tough to beat a lifetime warranty! But then it was no surprise that that was likely the cause of BFG's demise. I've been happy with all my EVGA cards, and had intended to continue to buy their cards going forward.