Nvidia Corp. has officially delisted XFX, a well-known supplier of factory-overclocked graphics cards, from the list of its authorized partners around the world. The move marks the end of relationship between the two companies.
XFX is a division of Pine Technology Holdings, a manufacturer and marketer of solutions for the worldwide gaming technologies market. Founded in 1989, Pine designs, develops, manufactures and distributes high-performance video graphics technology and computer peripherals. XFX itself was founded in the mid-2000s and had been exclusively selling Nvidia-based graphics cards until late 2008. After that the relationship between the two companies has been getting worse.
Recently Nvidia sent out notes to journalists in different regions with the list of authorized boards partners. XFX was not listed anywhere, which is hardly a surprise, considering the fact that the company has not released a single graphics card based on Nvidia's latest Fermi product line.
At present Nvidia's authorized board partners are Asustek Computer, EVGA, Elsa Japan, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, PNY, Sparkle, Point-of-View, Zotac.