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EVGA: We are 110 percent Nvidia

EVGA: We are 110 percent Nvidia

EVGA: "We're staying Nvidia".

After chasing EVGA for comment first thing this morning regarding a previous newspost we've finally got a statement from EVGA Co-Founder and Managing Director GmbH, Hans-Wolfram Tismer:

"We have absolutely no plans at this time to make ATI products," he firmly stated, continued by "EVGA has a very strong link to Nvidia"

Mr. Tismer stated AMD was merely making a political statement given its more competitive market position, and that turning down EVGA, which owns a claimed 60 percent of the US retail market, was ludicrous.

Reaffirming a question bit-tech put to AMD last Friday evening - he claimed it would be AMD's biggest ever PR coup to secure such a pro-Nvidia partner. AMD's previous response to bit-tech on this question was that it had turned down EVGA because it considered eight partners enough and didn't want to upset the relationship between itself and them.

This is certainly plausible given the fact EVGA's 10 year/lifetime warranty and highly regarded support would have eclipsed that of any AMD partner - something our own community has voiced quite substantially.

EVGA didn't deny that as one of many Nvidia partners it had been squeezed by the current market, however it had no plans to diversify given its current position, possibly endangering its relationship.

Well there you have it - the industry is clearly very sensitive at the moment with political mutters that should only get ever more intense in the next few weeks when IDF and Nvision kick off.

Who was telling the truth? Is anyone? - AMD? EVGA? Nvidia? Intel? Joe? (Hey! - Joe) Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Hugo 4th August 2008, 14:20 Quote
I doubt Joe is telling the truth.
liratheal 4th August 2008, 14:24 Quote
I am so confused by all this.
ComputerKing 4th August 2008, 14:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hugo
I doubt Joe is telling the truth.

hahhahahah same here too

EVGA Ati. This is funny. :(
Timmy_the_tortoise 4th August 2008, 14:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by liratheal
I am so confused by all this.

Same.. DID EVGA suggest the idea to ATI? EVER?

Or did ATI lie about the whole thing?
Bindibadgi 4th August 2008, 15:05 Quote
I'm only reporting what's gone on, one says one thing, one says the other.
zoot2boot 4th August 2008, 15:08 Quote
AMD doesn't have much reason to lie. i bet the truth of the matter is that EVGA approached AMD in a non official type way to sounds out possibilities, AMD blew it out of proportion. EVGA's relationship with Nvidia is made vulnerable, makes a complete denial.

AMD completely fabricating a story doesn't make any sense, EVGA's explanation sounds weak to me.
Akava 4th August 2008, 15:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Timmy_the_tortoise
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Originally Posted by liratheal
I am so confused by all this.

Same.. DID EVGA suggest the idea to ATI? EVER?

Or did ATI lie about the whole thing?

I recon they probably did, but only a slight hint of a posibility on the hush, and now they are getting tetchy because they don't wannt risk their link with nVidia.

Just my 2 cents.
azrael- 4th August 2008, 15:33 Quote
Makes me wonder who's losing out more here. EVGA? ATI?
LeMaltor 4th August 2008, 15:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by azrael-
Makes me wonder who's losing out more here. EVGA? ATI?

The consumer.
Silver51 4th August 2008, 17:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by article
(Hey! - Joe)

OT, is that a Hendrix reference?
TreeDude 4th August 2008, 19:45 Quote
EVGA: Hey you want us to make some cards for you?

AMD/ATI: Ummm.. No.

EVGA: FINE! We didn't want to make any of your crappy cards anyways!

I think this is the equivalent.
Timmy_the_tortoise 4th August 2008, 20:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Silver51
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Originally Posted by article
(Hey! - Joe)

OT, is that a Hendrix reference?

It better be... 'Cause if it ain't! *shakes fist*
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