EVGA stops producing video cards, Condemning Nvidia’s lousy conduct

EVGA, a titan in the PC segment arena, is moving out of the graphics card game. The business posted on its community platform that it won’t be assembling next-generation Nvidia graphics cards.

It will persist in selling and supporting “the existing current generation products.” According to Gamers Nexus, the company doesn’t presently have plans to complete AMD or Intel graphics cards.

EVGA is reportedly choosing to no longer work with Nvidia because it handles the company as a lousy partner, according to both Gamers Nexus and JayzTwoCents. For example, the company claims that Nvidia wouldn’t suggest to EVGA how much it would have to pay to get GPU cores before publicly disclosing the price of cards like the RTX 3080. As a result, it made it challenging for EVGA to figure out how much it would have to charge for its products built around Nvidia’s tech.

Nvidia dispatched the drivers needed to take full advantage of its GPUs to journalists before it sent them to EVGA. As a result, it would keep the manufacturer in the dark about how many GPUs it would bring to integrate into its designs and products.

Gamers Nexus also conveys that EVGA has to sell high-end cards like the RTX 3080 or 3090 at a loss of “hundreds of dollars” to uphold its prices even remotely competitive with Nvidia’s own Founders Edition cards.

When requested to respond to these allegations, Nvidia representative Bryan Del Rizzo said that the company “had a great partnership with EVGA over the years and will resume to support them on our current generation of products. We wish Andrew and the buddies at EVGA all the best.”

EVGA didn’t immediately reply to our request for comment. Still, as Tom’s Hardware notes, it has posted a message on its summit: “EVGA is committed to our clients and will continue to deliver sales and support on the current lineup. Also, EVGA would like to thank our great community for years of support and willingness for EVGA graphics cards.”

EVGA told Gamers Nexus that it plans to stay in business and not lay off its employees. However, it seems highly likely that the business will have to get smaller or make massive expansions on other assignments — the company also provides power supplies, motherboards, and other PC components and accessories. Still, it’s primarily known for its graphics cards. On the about section of its website, the company first notes that it’s “one of the top NVIDIA authorized allies in channel sales throughout North America.”

While Nvidia’s GPU tech is positively regarded, it doesn’t have the reputation of being the most excellent company to work with. So in 2020, the gaming press sparked a wave of backlash when it told analyst Hardware Unboxed that they’d keep changing their editorial direction and test the features. But, of course, Nvidia wanted if they wanted to keep receiving the samples that let them publish day-one reviews.

On the Nvidia user forum, a thread was created asking the business to update users when they would release web drivers for its cards installed on legacy Mac Pro machines up to mid-2012 5.1 running the macOS Mojave operating system 10.14.

Web drivers are needed to enable graphics acceleration and multiple display monitor capabilities of the GPU. On its Mojave update info website, Apple declared that macOS Mojave would run on legacy machines with ‘Metal compatible’ graphics cards and detailed Metal compatible GPUs, including some manufactured by Nvidia.