Tuesday, May 18th 2010

BFG Tech Announces Exit From Graphics Card Category, Continues On With PSUs and PCs

BFG Technologies today announced their exit from the graphics card category. The company will continue to sell their line of BFG Tech power supplies as well as their Deimos gaming notebooks and Phobos gaming systems.

"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.
Add your own comment

96 Comments on BFG Tech Announces Exit From Graphics Card Category, Continues On With PSUs and PCs

#1
$immond$
I thought that is where they generated most of there revenue.
Posted on Reply
#2
DanishDevil
Bizarre. I've never thought of BFG as a good company for PSUs and PCs, only for GPUs. I wonder if this had anything to do with Fermi...
Posted on Reply
#3
erocker
I'm being speculative but I have a feeling BFG will be making/branding video cards again in the future anyways. Sometimes you have to be gentle in cutting your ties.
Posted on Reply
#4
JATownes
by: DanishDevil
Bizarre. I've never thought of BFG as a good company for PSUs and PCs, only for GPUs. I wonder if this had anything to do with Fermi...
I also wonder if this is the case. XFX bailed out on Fermi, and maybe BFG is doing the same. Too small of a profit margin, and the RMA issue might get crazy from the heat. But this is all speculation, as I have not heard of any Fermi failure rates as of yet.
Posted on Reply
#5
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: erocker
I'm being speculative but I have a feeling BFG will be making/branding video cards again in the future anyways. Sometimes you have to be gentle in cutting your ties.
I'm guessing this is a gentler way of saying "Nothing from nVidia is profitable right now, so we aren't going to sell GPUs until we are given something that is profitable, and we don't want to totally piss off nVidia by cutting ties completely".
Posted on Reply
#6
cadaveca
My name is Dave
My only question is if they are still making PCs...whose vgas will be in them?:wtf:
Posted on Reply
#7
KieranD
Yeah i get the feeling that they just don't want to tell Nvidia to bugger off incase their products start to sell well again in the future.
EDIT: huh they make power supplies? well they must not be that popular in the UK
Posted on Reply
#8
crow1001
They should have followed XFX over to ATI, I mean XFX don't even see the need to sell on fermi cards, what does that say about Nvidia.
Posted on Reply
#9
jagd
Yes , jonnyguru is now product manager at BFG psu division (since 2007).
by: KieranD

EDIT: huh they make power supplies? well they must not be that popular in the UK
Posted on Reply
#10
boulard83
Well ... as lots told ... i think Nvidia is a part of the "pain" .
Posted on Reply
#11
heky
@jagd
Is that true, about Jonnyguru being product manager at BFG Psu division?
Posted on Reply
#12
W1zzard
by: heky
@jagd
Is that true, about Jonnyguru being product manager at BFG Psu division?
yep, i worked with him a while back. good guy
Posted on Reply
#13
shevanel
Sad to see BFG go.

Get out your BSD

All these guys jumping ship after seeing what ATI is doing.
Posted on Reply
#14
LAN_deRf_HA
This really might be all about fermi. BFG made highend nvidia cards. The 2xx series was discontinued so all they had left was fermi, which must not be worth the trouble for them. I'd figure they'll be back whenever die shrinked cards come out from nvidia. Which might take over a year this time.
Posted on Reply
#15
ToTTenTranz
Another victim of Fermi..

Seriously, what was the point in discontinuing the 200 series?
They should have continued the production of these cards and lowered the prices.
Being in the market at a loss is better than not being in the market at all (for a huge company like nVidia).
Posted on Reply
#16
trt740
Great company that sucks
Posted on Reply
#17
crow1001
by: trt740
great company that sucks
nvidia or BFG..
Posted on Reply
#18
trt740
by: crow1001
nvidia or BFG..
Both are great companies
Posted on Reply
#19
overclocking101
surprised?? not really here. They were an nvidia only parnter and with the GTX480/470/465 fiasco what does everyone expect, hell the only reason EVGA is still in business is because they adapted with motherboards. any other partner now does either both ati and nvidia OR has just stopped nvidia and only ati.
Posted on Reply
#20
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
they shoulda done what XFX did & switched to doing ATi cards. Ive never had a BFG card. but my mate had a BFG 7600GT that overclocked pretty well. but i suppose they wanted to remain exclusive to Nvidia [Insert BJ's here] - I wish Hercules would make a comeback into the graphics market...... their 3D prophet cards were badass.

oh well...more room & profit for the remaining competitors I guess...the market is still saturated with so many big names in graphics. HiS, PoV, Palit, Sapphire, XFX, Powercolour, Gigabyte - list goes on....
Posted on Reply
#21
onepost
by: trt740
Both are great companies
A little off topic but based on these experiences i cannot agree with above statement:

I have had nothing but negative experiences from BFG PSU/RMA dept. I owned a 550w psu and utilized the trade-up program to upgrade (which i thought was a great program on paper) and then after 4 weeks of waiting had to call 4 times and email several times to get the new PSU. After receiving the new PSU it failed in about a month. Had to RMA that PSU and after several weeks i had to call/email numerous times to inquire about delays. Still no PSU and it wasn't until i found a BFG rep on a forum that they sent my PSU out. BFG support/RMA process has been a nightmare in my experience.
Posted on Reply
#22
trt740
you can find a story like that with just about every company.
Posted on Reply
#23
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
HUH! Shows you what I know, I thought BFG went into administration ages ago.
Posted on Reply
#24
SNiiPE_DoGG
by: heky
@jagd
Is that true, about Jonnyguru being product manager at BFG Psu division?
OklahomaWolf is the guy who does all the reviewing of PSU's though
Posted on Reply
#25
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: SNiiPE_DoGG
OklahomaWolf is the guy who does all the reviewing of PSU's though
now.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment