The CEO of NVIDIA, Jensen Huang, responded to the concerns from investors and reporters following his GTC speech. Before all the Ada Lovelace news, one of the most significant industry developments was the separation from longtime partner EVGA. Reporters gathered for the Q&A, hoping to get Huang’s first formal comments on the split that had seemed so unexpected on the surface but had been brewing for years.
With the recent debut of the GeForce RTX 40 series of graphics cards, discussions regarding price, delivery timetables, partner designs, and underlying technologies like DLSS 3.0 have dominated NVIDIA headlines. We compiled a very thorough overview of all the NVIDIA AIB partner cards yesterday and highlighted any noteworthy initiatives, but one significant company was left out—EVGA. The CEO of NVIDIA responded to a query about whether or not the company will be missed by responding “not much.”
With the GPUs business’s strong influence in the US market, EVGA’s choice was clearly not taken lightly, as we highlighted immediately after the huge split. But as a business must be conducted, as usual, it was decided to withdraw from this specific PC component market rather than tone down the EVGA offer, which featured a winning custom cooler design, lengthy warranties, and customer programs. In previous generations, NVIDIA’s Founder Edition cards were another spark in the relationship’s demise.
There is currently no word from EVGA on how it plans to fill the void left by its NVIDIA GPU division. However, in a recent Facebook update, its well-known overclocking partner Vince “Kingpin” Lucido said he was open to agreements with competitor GPU brands.