EVGA are rumoured to be bringing an AMD Vega GPU to market

EVGA are rumoured to be bringing an AMD Vega GPU to market

EVGA are rumoured to be bringing an AMD Vega GPU to market

 
Update – EVGA has now officially denied these rumours.
 
According to sources over at Bits and Chips, EVGA, a longtime add-in-board (AIB) partner of Nvidia will start to produce AMD powered GPU starting with AMD’s Vega architecture. Right now this should be considered nothing but rumour, especially since Vega is nowhere near ready for mass production.
 

While EVGA has been loyal to Nvidia for a long time, it seems that they are growing concerned with how the company operates.   

Right now Nvidia’s highest end gaming GPUs are not available from EVGA, with Nvidia selling their highly profitable Titan X Pascal GPU independently, cutting the company out of the ultra-high-end market.   

Nvidia has also become more restrictive in recent years when it comes to board designs from their AIB partners, restricting maximum voltages on their enthusiast grade offerings and limiting their Titan series GPUs to Nvidia’s stock cooler offerings. That being said AMD has made similar moves in the past with their R9 Fury X GPUs.

These restrictions are some of the reasons why we have seen less enthusiast-grade overlooking cards like the MSI Lightning series and 3rd party dual GPU cards like the ASUS MARS series in recent years, which understandably annoys AIB partners like EVGA. 

 

EVGA are rumoured to be bringing an AMD Vega GPU to market

(Are EVGA and VEGA a match made in heaven?)

  

Right now none of this information is confirmed, though now seems like the perfect time for EVGA to expand their horizons, especially since AMD’s Vega architecture looks like it will be the most competitive offering that AMD has had in years. 

 

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