EVGA, often considered NVIDIA’s top graphics card partner, is making radical changes, writes Tom’s Hardware. It stops cooperating with NVIDIA and will not produce the next generation of video cards. YouTube channels JayZTwoCents and GamersNexus, who sat down with EVGA CEO Andrew Han to discuss his frustrations with NVIDIA as partners and reasons for making such a decision.
“We are not going to be on [Nvidia CEO] Jensen [Huang]’s lap on stage, so I don’t want people to speculate what’s going on [when we’re not there],” GamersNexus Steve Burke quotes Han as saying. “EVGA has decided not to carry the next gen.”
When asked for comment, EVGA product management director Jacob Freeman pointed Tom’s Hardware to its forums, where the company offered the following message:
“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.”
Therefore, the company publicly states that it will not release the next generation of NVIDIA RTX 4000 graphics cards, but for now it will continue to support and sell the existing products until the RTX 3000 series is out of stock. In addition, it will keep some stock for warranty replacement graphics cards to support customers.
Despite the break with NVIDIA, EVGA does not plan to cooperate with AMD and Intel in the graphics card market, going to focus on other product categories. The company already produces power supplies, coolers and motherboards, but will not expand into other categories just yet.
“We’ve had a great partnership with EVGA over the years and will continue to support them on our current generation of products,” commented Bryan Del Rizzo, director of global public relations for GeForce at Nvidia told Tom’s Hardware.”We wish Andrew and our friends at EVGA all the best.”