- Feb 21, 2002
Quite a few people actually acknowledge that EVGA cards were not that good at cooling especially on the low end two slot cards. However, the praise for their customer service is universal, I don't think I've ever come across a bad EVGA customer service review, at least not on GPU side. Pretty much every review I've seen has said their customer reps don't read from a script so RMA'ing is easy, they had replacement cards delivered in 2 weeks time, and if they didn't have exact card in stock they'd upgrade at no cost. Again, the few people who've acknowledged less than stellar EVGA cooler designs still said they'd buy EVGA for their customer service alone. EVGA will be missed.Last time I remember a big company saying they're going to give up on the majority of their business line was when HP was talking about the PC market with that terrible, terrible CEO some years ago. They were like EVGA, #1 marketshare.
If they are thinking of getting back with AMD/Intel in the future, the announcement will kill most of future ambitions regarding the GPU market.
A sane management would have said they'd go in a different direction, such as AMD/Intel or "evaluating options".
I don't have a good experience with EVGA cards. I think they are overblown and to be a honest, pos. I think they are good at making it look good and high quality but in actuality it's questionable. Don't be mistaken, I don't doubt Nvidia is treating it's partners terribly but I don't think the problems can be attributed to them 100%.