Fudzilla has confirmed a story that has popped up very recently; that XFX will start manufacturing Radeon graphics cards.  They will continue to be an nVIDIA partner and sell Geforce cards, but the relationship won’t be exclusive anymore.  We haven’t heard which models they will be offering and will be keeping a close eye on this story as it develops.  It will be nice to see the great offers that XFX gives it’s customers, like it’s upgrade plan, extended to the other major graphics competitor.

“We’ve managed to confirm that XFX will join the ATI camp at the start of the new year. XFX won’t drop Nvidia products, either, but obviously, Nvidia won’t be thrilled by this turn of events.

There’s been a lot of talk of Nvidia partner defections and reshuffles in recent months, and some have already gone red. XFX is just following the trend and leaving Nvidia in a rather awkward situation of having just a single powerful Nvidia exclusive partner – EVGA.

We can’t say we’re surprised; after all, we’ve reported about strains in Nvidia-AIB partner relations on many occasions. Low margins, the lack of competitive products in several market segments, coupled with the economic slowdown which is exascerbating the situation further, are obviously pushing Nvidia AIBs to embrace ATI.”

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