May 18, 2010

BFG Exiting Graphics Card Market


After 8 years of pro­duc­ing graph­ics cards BFG announced today that it will be exit­ing the graph­ics card mar­ket.   The com­pa­ny stat­ed that it will con­tin­ue sell­ing it’s line of pow­er sup­plies, note­books and gam­ing com­put­ers. 
“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.”
UPDATE: BFG has said that they will con­tin­ue to hon­or the war­ranties of all of it’s exisit­ing graph­ics card cus­tomers.  So if you are cur­rent own­er of a BFG graph­ics card you can rest easy know­ing you are still under war­ran­ty. 
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13 comments

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  2. thsoundman - May 18, 2010 6:27 pm

    I always thought of BFG as a flag­ship for the video­card indus­try. This is a sad blow. I’m sure the con­sole fan­boys will start com­ing out of the wood­work soon say­ing how PC gam­ing is dying because of this. Real sad day.

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  3. Road Rage - May 18, 2010 6:36 pm

    Yes sad day indeed. How­ev­er i did have some prob­lems with my card. I had to RMA a num­ber of times and I’m sure those RMA prob­lems add up in costs for the com­pa­ny. I’m not the only one that had RMA prob­lems either.

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  4. matt - May 19, 2010 12:01 am

    I have a cou­ple of BFG cards in my com­put­er. They have real­ly top notch cus­tomer ser­vice and stand behind their prod­uct.

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  5. Adrian - May 19, 2010 8:12 am

    BFG was nev­er a cor­ner­stone or heavy hit­ter in the graph­ics card indus­try — but they def­i­nite­ly had a sol­id fol­low­ing, and amaz­ing tech sup­port. The PC plat­form is hard­ly dying… BFG is just fac­ing extreme­ly stiff com­pe­ti­tion, i.e. EVGA, as well as ATI sup­pli­ers. Most folks out there buy EVGA… the mar­ket­ing engine they have is very pow­er­ful, so despite prob­lems they’ve had or a lack of war­ran­ty in con­trast to BFG, they still sweep up most of the busi­ness.

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  6. thsoundman - May 19, 2010 9:05 am

    Real­ly? Evga? I haven’t pur­chased a EVGA prod­uct in ages. If I pur­chase prod­ucts at all they’ve tra­di­tion­al­ly been PNY, XFX and BFG. My 5850 is the first time I’ve ever bought out­side of that group.
    I’ve always shy’d away from EVGA for some rea­son. I’ve nev­er been impressed with their prod­ucts to be per­fect­ly hon­est.
    Is ATI cheap­er to pro­duce? What seems to be the issue?

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  7. T8 - May 20, 2010 1:11 pm

    i think i have had an EVGA card in about every pc i have built. Nev­er had a bad card, and have always been able to do their step up pro­gram each time. UR just shit­ty brad, and yes im hate’n.

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  8. thsoundman - May 20, 2010 3:24 pm

    I’m going to kick your ass so far off this site that your going to wind up in the gay porn sec­tion of the inter­net with a pole up ur ass 😛

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  10. JAG - May 22, 2010 2:11 am

    Evga has been bet­ter than BFG for quite some time. I don’t know how you can miss them, unless you just shop the pny ghet­to isle at best buy. And I agree with T8. You do suck.
    Back on top­ic, BFG made decent cards. But I’ve bought every brand, even that PNY crap. The dif­fer­ence is ongo­ing no ques­tions asked sup­port. It’s too bad they’re out of the mar­ket. Too bad..

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  11. Name - May 22, 2010 2:12 am

    The pos­ses­sive “its” comes with­out apos­tro­phe. How hard is that?

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  12. TheAge - May 22, 2010 6:12 pm

    If all you can grab from the arti­cle is that there is an apos­tro­phe in the wrong place then you are a com­plete and total idiot sir.

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  13. Graphics Card - March 7, 2011 9:42 am

    Graph­ics card cat­e­go­ry is not prof­itable for BFG!!?? how come??

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