Nvidia Huang Renxun: EVGA CEO Andrew has long thought of leaving the graphics card market

In late August, a number of EVGA employees said they would leave the company, and then EVGA also officially announced last week that it would withdraw from the graphics card market and end its long-term partnership with NVIDIA.

This week, NVIDIA officially released the new RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 series graphics cards, and its CEO Huang Renxun answered his thoughts on EVGA in an interview with the media:

You know, Andrew (the CEO of EVGA) has long wanted to close the business, at least for years. Andrew and EVGA were great partners, we were great partners, and I'm sad to see them leave. But he has other plans, and he's been thinking about it for years, so I guess that's it.

There are still many good players in this market and the market will continue to serve users well after EVGA, but I will always miss them, he was an important part of our history and Andrew was a great friend. I think it's time for him to do something else.

For EVGA's "disrespectful treatment by NVIDIA", Huang Renxun explained that he did not understand architecture development and pricing. Nvidia is trying to protect its AIB partners from the current market situation, he said. This includes rising costs and difficulty sourcing parts due to various supply chain issues.

He said that during the epidemic, wafer procurement was difficult, and the delivery time of orders increased significantly: from the original 16 weeks to one and a half years. At the same time, user demand for new GPUs has risen sharply. So Nvidia ordered a lot of inventory ahead of time, but now that the market has slowed, Nvidia hasn't made any of its AIB partners incur additional inventory costs.

In any case, we have already ordered the components, so our AIB can be very flexible. When the market is hot, we take on most of the inventory. Our pricing remains the same, not a penny has changed. But our parts costs have been going up and we're taking all the growth and we're passing $0 to the market.

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