Apparently, big news has hit Nvidia, which could have a significant impact on its future chip sales and promotions.
According to GamersNexus, EVGA has terminated its contract with Nvidia and will end all graphics card manufacturing, including the RTX series and any other cards. The publication states that the reason for the said termination is due to “disrespectful treatment, among other things”.
The report goes on to state that EVGA “will not be exploring relationships with AMD or Intel at this time” and will exit the graphics card market entirely. Employees have been told they will be taken care of, but the details of this are conflicting as the company has already killed its projects.
One such project was about 20 EVT samples of EVGA RTX 4090 FTW3 boards, which will not be moved into production. Their KINGPIN cards have also been cancelled.
This news comes just before the next Team Green Nvidia GTC 2022which is rumored to feature its upcoming Lovelace 4000 series chips, including the GeForce RTX 4090.
What could this mean for Nvidia?
Losing EVGA is a huge blow for Nvidia, as not only is it one of the latter’s biggest graphics card manufacturers, but it’s also used to produce sample chips that promote these chips.
And the timing couldn’t be worse for Team Green, given the upcoming GTC 2022 event on Tuesday, September 20th. The reason is especially important as it is due to how poorly EVGA workers were treated by Nvidia.
It remains to be seen how much this will affect the tech giant, but it could cause serious ripples in the industry. And even though EVGA isn’t currently aligned with AMD or Intel, that could always change in the future.