A lone EVGA GPU sits on an otherwise empty store shelf.

Times have been hard.
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And now for something that no one saw coming: EVGA, one of the most popular third-party PC graphics card manufacturers and a beloved brand among PC gamers with quality parts and reliable warranties backed by solid customer service, is long gone. Nvidia. Moreover, he said, the company will not cooperate with competing silicon giants such as AMD or Intel. Apparently, EVGA is just done with GPUs.

my box EVGA has been contacted for comment.

News of EVGA’s sudden decision to stop GPU production has spread through popular YouTubers. PlayersNexus and Jayztwocents. Both channel personalities say they were invited to a private meeting with EVGA employees, including CEO Andrew Han. At the meeting, EVGA revealed its desire and intention to separate from Nvidia, citing the many frustrations that have arisen from the partnership.

These sore spots mainly concern what Han describes as Nvidia’s reluctance to share key information about its products with its partners until the same information is publicly presented, often on stage at a press conference; that Nvidia believes it is undercutting partners like EVGA by selling its Founders’ Edition cards at lower prices; and a feeling among partners that Nvidia simply doesn’t value their patronage.

PlayersNexus There is a very comprehensive breakdown of the meeting and this news his video.

PlayersNexus

EVGA’s top management decided to split from Nvidia in April, but kept the decision strictly confidential. A company often recognized and praised for its great GPUs and reliable customer service, EVGA has exited the GPU market, but the company reportedly intends to stay in business. However, it will not expand into new product categories, PlayersNexus reports. Although the company makes and sells other computer components such as motherboards, cases and power supplies, the loss of the GPU side of its business could cause problems for its 280 employees worldwide.

GamersNexus’ Steve Burke reports that EVGA is looking to reallocate staff to different projects to keep everyone employed. The company laid off 20 percent of its Taiwan employees earlier this year, and now several people whose jobs solely revolved around GPU manufacturing and development don’t have an obvious job to perform.

While EVGA will continue to sell RTX 30-series cards, it expects to run out of stock by the end of the year, and will be hanging on to an additional stock to service warranties and repairs. EVGA’s pledging to honor warranties for existing customers of those cards.

Today is a bittersweet day for PC gamers, as EVGA’s presence in the GPU arena will be sorely missed. On the flip side, the crypto-mining craze that has plagued the industry by buying up countless cards for mining rigs seems to be coming to an end. The prominent crypto Ethereum finally, finally he walked away GPU-intensive “proof-of-work” algorithms that have contributed to the virtual decline of available GPU stock over the past two years. As you’ve probably noticed, GPUs are available for purchase and pricing againg finally began to return to Earth. With the transition to Ethereum, we hope this trend will accelerate.

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