If you were looking forward to buying a new NVIDIA GPU from EVGA once the RTX 4000-series cards came out, you might want to set your sights elsewhere. The company has terminated its partnership with NVIDIA — and has no current plans of selling GPUs in the future.
It was reported on Friday that EVGA’s CEO, Andrew Han, announced in a closed-door meeting that the company killed its relationship with GPU giant NVIDIA. As a result of this decision, we won’t see any next-generation NVIDIA GPUs from EVGA next year — and since EVGA only sold NVIDIA cards, that means the company is officially done making GPUs for now. This report was subsequently confirmed by an EVGA representative on the company’s forums, saying that the company “will not carry the next-generation graphics cards.”
The company will still sell its current lineup until stock runs out, and likewise, it will continue supporting and honoring current products, including returns and replacements under warranty — it’s withholding inventory for this purpose. So if you have a current-gen EVGA GPU, or if you were planning to buy one, you should be fine. This decision just means that we won’t see new GPUs from EVGA grace the market. The company expects to run out of 3000-series GPUs by the end of this year.
As for the reason, EVGA cites “disrespectful treatment” from NVIDIA as the main reason. Among some of those disrespectful incidents, EVGA said NVIDIA wouldn’t disclose info about pricing, including final MSRP or part prices, to even its partners until the final announcement. The company planned at one point to produce the new GPUs, finishing engineering samples of 4000-series GPUs, but those won’t move into production. EVGA says people working in its GPU division will be relocated within the company, too, so this shouldn’t result in layoffs, but that’s never guaranteed.
Will we see any GPUs at all from EVGA in the future? It’s unlikely. The company said it’s done completely with NVIDIA for this generation and any future generations. It also only partnered with NVIDIA, and it wouldn’t explore partnerships at this time with its main competitor, AMD, or newcomer GPU maker Intel.
If you wanted to get a new RTX 4000 card once they’re released, you’ll have to set your sights on a Founders Edition card or check another third-party OEM like MSI or ASUS.
We’ve reached out to NVIDIA for comment on its side of the issue, and we’ll update this post if we hear back.