According to Gamers Nexus and several other sources, EVGA has ended its partnership with Nvidia and will no longer manufacture GPU cards. According to the reports, EVGA cites mistreatment by the RTX company as the reason why it decided to exit the relationship for good. As for what EVGA is going to do next, right now that’s a mystery.
Other sources, including JayzTwoCents and John Peddie Research, have corroborated on the news. EVGA is done and, according to Gamers Nexus, it doesn’t plan on returning for Nvidia’s presumed 50-series generation. When asked about this and if it would make any more cards, EVGA CEO Andrew Han said “No. Completely stop.”
EVGA will continue to sell its 30-series cards, and expects to fulfill remaining orders by the end of the year. It will replace any faulty cards, but it will not manufacture new GPUs. EVGA reported to Gamers Nexus that it plans to stay in business and not sell, however it also won’t expand into new products. It also isn’t looking into new partnerships with Intel or AMD.
On the EVGA message boards, an employee, EVGA_JaconF, confirmed the decision with a short message from company management:
- EVGA will not carry the next generation graphics cards.
- EVGA will continue to support the existing current generation products.
- EVGA will continue to provide the current generation products.
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.
What’s next for EVGA after the Nvidia partnership?
EVGA isn’t a GPU-only company, even if that is what many enthusiasts know them best for. The manufacturer also sells motherboards, power supplies, gaming mice, keyboards, and capture cards, of which, production is unlikely to stop. However, its GPU arm, while bringing in most of the revenue, sells on a very thin margin, Han said to Gamers Nexus. The company makes 300% more profit by selling power supplies. Gamers Nexus confirmed that Han said employees will be shuffled around in the company. That’s good, but the split from Nvidia may still hurt EVGA’s profits some.
The decision apparently wasn’t made lightly. According to reports, the two companies had a strained relationship. EVGA claimed it was never told the basics of Nvidia chips, such as MSRP costs, until they were publicly announced on stage.
[Update]: 7:36 PM ET]: This post was updated with more information and clarification on EVGA profits.