The cold, HardOCP has announced that BFG Tech will exit the graphics card market. The company will continue selling PSUs and gaming-oriented desktop and notebook systems, but its graphics business wasn't profitable enough to maintain. Since the press release quoted by HardOCP doesn't appear to have made its way to BFG's news page, here's a snippet.
"After eight years of providing innovative, high-quality graphics cards to the market, we regret to say that this category is no longer profitable for us, although we will continue to evaluate it going forward", said John Slevin, chairman of BFG Technologies. "We will continue to provide our award-winning power supplies and gaming systems, and are working on a few new products as well. I’d like to stress that we will continue to provide RMA support for our current graphics card warranty holders, as well as for all of our other products such as power supplies, PCs and notebooks."
BFG will continue to offer RMA, telephone and email support for qualified BFG Tech graphics card warranty holders, but will no longer be bringing new graphics card products to market.
Lifetime warranty coverage was a big part of BFG's appeal, so it's good to see the company standing behind existing graphics card owners. HardOCP reports that users who registered their graphics cards will continue to get 24/7 phone and email support, as well.
BFG's reliance on Nvidia's GPU portfolio surely didn't help the company's prospects after the Radeon HD 5000 series' release. Indeed, BFG was one of only a small handful of graphics card vendors selling GeForce-based products exclusively. Most graphics card makers now offer a selection of products based on AMD and Nvidia GPUs.