Mike Becky

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EVGA to Stop Making Graphics Cards Altogether ➝

Tyler Wilde, writing for PC Gamer:

One of the most important makers of Nvidia-based graphics cards won’t be making them anymore: EVGA has decided not to produce video cards with Nvidia’s next generation of GPUs, the RTX 40-series, reports analyst Jon Peddie(opens in new tab). The news is even bigger than that, though: Speaking to Gamers Nexus(opens in new tab), EVGA CEO Andrew Han said that the California-based company isn’t just skipping the next generation of Nvidia chips, but will “completely stop” making graphics cards going forward.

Back in my PC building days of the early to mid-2000s, I always bought EVGA graphics cards. Based on what I’ve read about how Nvidia treats its partners, it’s not surprising, but it’s sad to see EVGA — a company that had such a prominent role in my early tech enthusiast days — getting out of the graphics card business.

➝ Source: pcgamer.com

Apple Rumored to be Dropping NVIDIA Chips ➝

Apple views NVIDIA’s proposals for renewed deals as “arrogance” and that much of the argument centers on the overheating material that triggered widespread failures in all GeForce 8400M and 8600M mobile graphics chips. The Mac firm has had to extend MacBook Pro warranties for up to three years and may be skeptical of NVIDIA’s insistence that newer models aren’t at risk of the same problem.

I really doubt that Apple would drop NVIDIA so quickly after transitioning most of their computers to the 9400M chipset. I’m sure that Apple and NVIDIA are in contract talks and wouldn’t doubt the idea of Apple being a little upset about the overheating issues with the MacBook Pro. But I really don’t expect this to mean Apple is completely dropping NVIDIA. It is much more likely that Apple just wants a little bit more assurance that this type of thing won’t happen again in the future (and a better deal wouldn’t sound too bad to them either).