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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:20 AM
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Two Nvidia partners defect
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By Charlie Demerjian: Monday, 21 July 2008, 1:06 PM



THE PAIN JUST KEEPS coming for Nvidia, this time in the partner space. Two of their key 'alpha' partners have just defected.

It is nearly impossible to make money selling Nvidia cards right now, NV squeezed partners margins too much, and when the going got rough, prioritised its own margins over partner survival. This gave partners the choice of popping like a zit financially or moving to less green pastures.

Like Gainward before them, two of the largest ones, XFX and EVGA have defected. Want to bet Nvidia doesn't know yet? In any case, partners leaving a company like rats leaving a sinking ship is never a good sign, lets see what happens in the coming months when the pain really piles on at NV.

The really interesting part is who they defected to, and it isn't ATI. Paperwork has been signed though, and it is a done deal.

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/07/21/...

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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:21 AM
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1. EVGA? Holy shit, that's huge
Their entire business is NVidia.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:23 AM
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2. I know!
Assuming the article is right, there must be some really bad blood lately between the two.

EVGA exists almost entirely as a reference partner of Nvidia.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:25 AM
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3. I think this has already been debunked.
EVGA isn't going anywhere.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:28 AM
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4. This sounds like it could be BS
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:29 AM
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5. I saw that response, but the INQ has been pretty reliable lately.
They were dead-on about the layoffs at AMD and the yields on NVIDIAs 65nm GTX chips.
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