In a messy breakup, EVGA, a popular graphics card manufacturer, parties ways with Nvidia

In a messy breakup, EVGA, a popular graphics card manufacturer, parties ways with Nvidia ...

And now for something that no one expected: EVGA, a well-known third-party PC graphics card manufacturer known for high-quality components and reliable warranties, has announced that it would no longer cooperate with AMD or Intel in the future.

Kotaku has reached out to EVGA for a comment.

GamersNexus and Jayztwocents have received reports of EVGA's apparent sudden decision to phase out GPU manufacturing. Personalities from both channels say they were invited to a private meeting with EVGA employees, including CEO Andrew Han.

Han explains Nvidia's refusal to disclose essential information about its products to the general public, often onstage during a press conference; that it believes Nvidia is undercutting partners like EVGA by selling its own Founders Edition cards at a lower price; and a sense among partners that Nvidia simply doesn't appreciate their patronage.

In its video, GamersNexus gives a very thorough breakdown of the meeting and this information.

EVGA's senior management made the decision to separate from Nvidia in April, although the decision was kept strictly confidential. According to GamersNexus, the company intends to remain active. However, it will not expand into new product categories.

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EVGA is looking to re-assign workers to other projects in order to keep everyone employed, according to GamersNexus Steve Burke. Earlier this year, the company laid off 20 percent of its Taiwan employees, and now several people with jobs solely focused on GPU manufacturing and development have no obvious job to perform.

EVGA plans to continue to sell the RTX 30-series cards until the end of this year, and will continue to stock an additional stock for service warranties and repairs. EVGAs are vowing to honor warranty agreements for existing customers of those cards.

Today is a bittersweet day for PC gamers as EVGAs will be greatly missed. On the other hand, the crypto-mining craze that has plagued the industry by purchasing hundreds of cards for mining rigs seems to be coming to an end. Ethereum has finally, finally moved away from the GPU-hungry proof of work algorithms that have contributed to the virtual demise of available GPU stock over the last two years.