eVGA Is The GPU King?
Andy Ruffell / 2 years ago
Evga were originally founded in 1999 and are focussed towards lots of different markets, including the system builder, distribution and of course, the retail sector. Whilst they have a lot of product ranges which including graphics, motherboards, displays, peripherals and much more, we want to focus more on the VGA side of their business today.
The graphics card market is taken up by two major brands, as we know. AMD and Nvidia are both rival competitors and both have their merits as well as their not so great points, but that’s for another article. AMD and Nvidia both produce the GPU core, whilst their partners produce the coolers and the rest of the technology based around it.
The cooler generally consists of various components that are built from the ground up to offer a silent and efficient solution to keeping the graphics card cool. We find a lot of manufacturers utilising a copper heat-pipe design with a large fan to exhaust the hot air out towards the rear of the card, whilst others are manufacturing cards with water cooling type designs. We’ve even see types of cards with both style coolers, which looks like some kind of science experiment gone wrong.
How the design of the card looks is entirely up to the partner, and we’ve seen some seriously hideous designs in the past, whilst others are simply beautiful. The only cards that look the same are the reference cards from AMD and Nvidia which simply have a branded sticker on them, but that’s all down to the GPU manufacturer’s and the way that they wanted things launched.
Now we’re not going to mention about the war between AMD and Nvidia, as we said, they both have their good and bad points, and that’s all down to personal opinion at the end of the day, and whilst some vendors such as Asus and Club3D cater for both AMD and Nvidia, others such as Evga focus on just one brand; Nvidia in this instance.