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ragejg
10-05-10, 01:54 PM
http://forums.ncix.com/forums/?mode=showthread&forum=215&threadid=2250479&pagenumber=0&msgcount=0&subpage=1

http://hardocp.com/news/2010/10/05/xfx_gets_boot_from_nvidia

Rumor has it that this week NVIDIA will let it officially be known that XFX's European operations will cease to be an NVIDIA Approved Partner. This means that XFX will lose all underlying NVIDIA support on GPU allocation and new product launches...including Fermi. It also looks as if Visiontek will be kicked out of a MAJOR USA e-tailer, which will probably decimate Visiontek's business. We will be seeing other major changes in video card sales this year here in the USA as well. The video card manufacturer landscape will be very different in the USA this year. Expect to see two or three major brands fall by the wayside when it comes to NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

Vardant
10-05-10, 02:08 PM
XFX, ok, I'm not really surprised, but AMD now too and it's not the end? What the hell is going on exactly?

Yaboze
10-05-10, 02:14 PM
So Nvidia is going to make their own cards now?

grey_1
10-05-10, 03:33 PM
We've only had 1 of each in the family, an XFX 5750 and a Visiontek 4870, no problems with either, but I too wonder what's going on lately. What's that, 3 partners dropped over the past year? Or did BFG just get out on their own?

Vardant
10-05-10, 04:00 PM
I think BFG pretty much folded on their own. The low margins on some NV cards probably didn't help, but everyone else made it and as an exclusive partner, you should always be prepared for some rough time.

ViN86
10-05-10, 04:28 PM
I remember when ATI used to make their own cards. Those were the days lol.

ragejg
10-05-10, 04:31 PM
I remember when ATI used to make their own cards. Those were the days lol.

Was BBA really BBA though?

Rummy
10-06-10, 10:22 PM
Was BBA really BBA though?

I think Sapphire made the BBA cards.

KasuCode
10-07-10, 03:47 AM
I remember when ATI used to make their own cards. Those were the days lol.

they still do you just cant really find them.

I have a built by ATI 5970

I bought it from a forum member.