Thursday, December 8

Tag: Graphics processing unit

Gaming

EVGA, Big Graphics Card Maker, Has Messy Breakup With Nvidia

Times have been tough.Image: Kotaku / San Francisco Chronicle / Hearst Newspapers (Getty Images)And now for something that no one saw coming: EVGA, one of the most prominent third-party PC graphics card manufacturers, and a favorite brand among PC gamers for quality parts and reliable warranties backed by solid customer service, is terminating its longtime relationship with Nvidia. What’s more, the company reportedly said that it won’t be pursuing partnerships with competing silicon giants like AMD or Intel, either. It seems like EVGA is just done with GPUs.Kotaku has reached out to EVGA for comment.News of EVGA’s seemingly sudden decision to stop manufacturing GPUs broke via the popular YouTubers GamersNexus and Jayztwocents. Personalities from both channels say that they were invited to ...
Gaming

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Selling Off GPUs For Cheaper

Photo: Joby Sessions / PC Gamer Magazine/ Future (Getty Images)The crypto market is continuing to fall, which has led a ton of miners to exit the market or to downscale their operations, thus finding themselves in possession of valuable computer components that they now no longer need. Some such miners, many from China and South Asia (where electricity is cheaper), are now taking that hardware and dumping it on e-commerce websites. As a result, GPUs that usually go for $500 to $600 are selling for around half that price on the secondhand market. As noted by PC Gamer, GPUs are suddenly flooding the market, a trend likely driven by several factors. The major one is how cryptocurrency prices have been plummeting since this winter. Now that it seems like the market won’t make a turnaround anyt...