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Old August 15, 2010, 09:02 PM
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I thought BFG was Nvidias best friend? What happened? So sad.

PNY and Sparkle are still there but no BFG? This is crazy.

XFX jumped Nvidia ship. More like Nvidia dumped XFX when XFX became a ATi premium vendor along with Sapphire.

Maybe BFG can replace Powercolor as I've heard nightmares about their products.
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Old August 15, 2010, 09:03 PM
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i think xfx either chose not to, or was 'punished' for picking up the red teams chips on their pcbs.

evga and the like are doing a killing, and its not like there were wayy too many 470/480 sold(actually available) with the demand that high.
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Old August 15, 2010, 09:30 PM
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I guess that explains the gs550 that was on sale for $30 without a mir... reality is harsh. Maybe lifetime warranties need warranties now...
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Old August 15, 2010, 09:42 PM
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Apparently, BFG was no longer considered a major nVidia vendor, and were not allocated GTX 4** cards, which put a major dent in the company's P&L. This coupled with Bestbuy dropping the BFG PSU line because of the lack of GPU's aided in the demise of the company. They were not able to sell as much PSU's as anticipated and therefore were forced to fold.
Interesting, where'd you hear/read that?
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I guess that explains the gs550 that was on sale for $30 without a mir... reality is harsh. Maybe lifetime warranties need warranties now...
The reason the GS550 was on sale for such a low price is mainly because it's a pretty crappy PSU.
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Old August 15, 2010, 11:05 PM
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Goes to show that a lifetime warranty means the lifetime of the company.


In this industry kind it of makes you think about it.
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I still got the T-shirt from my BFG nVidia 8800 GTX
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Old August 16, 2010, 02:47 AM
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hold on a sec, the whole psu biz from bfg went tires up because the above gent wasnt there anymore?!
No, Jonny's said that the sequence was actually the other way around. BFG stopped working on new designs, which was his area as a product manager. With no new products to manage, he was just handling inventory -- a job well below the qualifications (and wage bracket) of a product manager.

That said, a thought occurs to me: a fair number of HWC reviews highlight warranties. It might be advisable to edit any which refer to currently sold products to reflect the new reality of BFG's warranty, or lack thereof.
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Old August 16, 2010, 05:30 AM
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Apparently, BFG was no longer considered a major nVidia vendor, and were not allocated GTX 4** cards, which put a major dent in the company's P&L.
This is not the case. Although lack of GTX400 allocation had a lot to do with BFG's demise, your assessment is far too general.
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Old August 16, 2010, 07:03 AM
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Ouch. Hate to see BFG go. They're one of my favourite NVIDIA companies. Now my 9600GT is warranty-less. Time to find an excuse to upgrade? =D

@jonny. What did bring BFG to its demise then?
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