No bloody way... they sell the most among Nvidia's partners. Gonna go check out those videos in a bit.
I had read some time back that Nvidia was screwing over the AIBs in some manner or other, but dang...
Crazy I usually always buy EVGA GPUs I wonder how they will survive without that business. I did spend almost 2k on their 3080ti so I guess they will probably have cash for a while ripping everyone off. Now that the demand is gone I guess they don't care anymore.
its Jensen...he don't care.. I wonder if they'll even make a comment related to EVGA at all.
Seems like my choice to just get a 3090ti this past week and forget about waiting for 4080 availability may end up being a better decision than I figured it would be as I am out of the 40 series market now.While EVGA was in business with NVIDIA, they controlled 40% of the North American market share of AIC graphics cards.
Them quitting would definitely open up the inventory for other AICs to gobble up but it will take time for the die-hard EVGA fans to get adjusted to the new non-EVGA marketplace & as Jon Peddie predicts, It will take around 2-3 (possibly more) quarters for the North American GPU market to adjust to this huge change.
I also wonder if Nvidia is trying to reset expectations. While they're generally a very greedy company, the post-crypto sales declines and long-term ramifications of breaking gamer upgrade habits will lower the prices GPUs can be sold at. While AIBs were jacking up prices like crazy during the shortage, Nvidia did not. Nvidia opted for steady increase in production and profit instead of the dramatic boom and bust their partners indulged in. Investors do not tolerate the profit line going down, even if it just went up by a distorted amount due to the shortages. Steady slope beats the speed bump then pothole every time.
EVGA dropping out of the video card business is complete coorporate suicide.
It's like if McDonalds dropped out of the hamburger business to refocus their business on selling Happy Meal toys. It would be like Sony shutting down Playstation and pumping the last of their money into Sony Pictures.
Andrew Han simply wants to be (and will be) fired. There's no other reasonable explanation for this action.
Jay's video basically says Nvidia is undercutting the AIBs with its FE cards and EVGA cannot break even attempting to compete with those, so it makes no sense to make any more at the prices Nvidia is charging for their GPU kits.I wonder if the crypto gpu boom is what soured the partnership for good.
What is corporate suicide is staying in the GPU business selling GPUs at a loss.EVGA dropping out of the video card business is complete coorporate suicide.
The (IMHO) premier gpu maker is now no longer making gpu's
It is a shame they opted not to make AMD cards either.
How could it possibly be EVGA's fault that their PCB didn't fit your (I am assuming here) EK water block? Blocks are made to fit specific AIB boards, not the other way around? Am I missing something?Eh. I bought one of the 2080Ti’s back in the day. When I put one of their waterblocks on it, I discovered that there was about a 1/2mm gap between the cold plate and the silicon. When I contacted them, their engineer said that they could replace it but that it would be the same (a tacit acknowledgement of the design flaw).
I reached out to numerous contacts in the media and no one wanted to cover it. I’m guessing that was b/c of fear of losing ad dollars.
But all in all, it was shameful and I lost complete faith in them. It’s too bad too b/c I mostly loved their products and considered them moderately on par with Razer (though with their respective differences).
The last two boards were 3090s from Alienware. Reference spec. No problem adding EK blocks to them and they’ve performed amazingly.
It makes you wonder: "WHEN?", not "IF?" will nVIDIA will cut out all their AIB's and be like Apple, all Vertically integrated.Jay's video basically says Nvidia is undercutting the AIBs with its FE cards and EVGA cannot break even attempting to compete with those, so it makes no sense to make any more at the prices Nvidia is charging for their GPU kits