Evga does more than video cards. They have motherboards (X58), monitors, NIC's, display adapters, etc. They are also, imo, THE partner for nvidia, and there's no chance nvidia would let them slip away. People sometimes even equate evga with nvidia (as if they were their retail division of sorts).
It's not surprising to me that the smaller players (like BFG) have left the scene. The profit margins on most hardware components are razer thin (unless you're named Apple). The money they do make comes from either overclocked versions or custom cooling solutions, which very few people buy these days given how easy it is to overclock or slap on a new heatsink yourself.
They will probably fold the company and start a new one. This way they don't have to honor any warranties and can start fresh with ATI.
VisionTek > BFG Tech > WTH Tech.
I mean, judging from reading forums, I thought BFG had secured a good market share within nVidia cards(along with EVGA).
You always see threads about BFG and people raving about them as a company.
And even they couldn't profit off the GPU business huh. XFX has seemed to left the green too, whats next, EVGA?
What about other vendors that you don't hear too often like Zotac, PNY, Palit?
Do they profit as well?
Let me be first to speak for the rest of the forum...
Yet another Fermi victim.
(sorry had to)
I'll at least look forward to checking out some of their other stuff. They're well cemented in my list of vendors I like to buy from.
I stopped buying BFG a while ago. All the cards I've bought from them, always got some kind of artifacting issue after a year of use. The warranty was great, but I don't feel like having to RMA all the time.
First and foremost, I have to say that HardOCP is sad to see BFGTech go. It was a company that opened up new ways of doing business with customers in the graphics card arena. The solid warranties and support you all enjoy now with high-end graphics cards companies can be traced back to BFGTech and its three founders, Scott Herkelman, Ric Lewis, and Shane Vance.
Of course our biggest concern is that our readers that have purchased BFG video cards are taken care of. Speaking this morning with then BFGTech CEO, Scott Herkelman, he assured me that BFG has taken measures to make sure full RMA and support will continue. Eight full time employees and the full group of tech support will remain in place as well as warehouse labor. That means continued 24/7 phone, email, and full RMA support for registered cards. As of today, BFG has a full reserve of cards and monies set aside to sure proper support occurs.
Kyle R. Bennett
Part of the reason is that the NVIDIA GPUs usually run hotter than the AMD/ATi GPUs of comparable performance to begin with. Plus, many of BFG's cards had some overclocking applied to them. Third, many of those cards ran inside relatively cramped cases with relatively poor airflow. Put them all together and you have a card which dies out relatively early.
And I would have to agree with some of the other responses that the NVIDIA-based cards are relatively poor buys at each price point unless one spends at least $350 for one.
One bright note... my Blackhawks are up 2-0 over the Sharks, coming back to Chicago for the next two games...