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|Founder(s)||Andrew Han, Keith Rotchford|
|Headquarters||Brea, California, U.S.A.|
|Number of locations||8|
|Products||Motherboards, graphics cards, Consumer Electronics|
|Divisions||EVGA GMBH, EVGA Technology Inc.|
EVGA Corporation is a company that produces Nvidia based consumer computer hardware, as well as Intel based motherboards. These are products initially designed by Nvidia and Intel and rebranded to EVGA. Founded in July 1999, its headquarters is in Brea, California.
EVGA products include motherboards, graphic cards (including factory-overclocked models), and related accessories. Initially motherboards were limited to NVIDIA reference designs, but expanded to non-reference designs based on NVIDIA chipsets, and are based on Intel chipsets following the exit of NVIDIA from the motherboard market. The first EVGA motherboard based on an Intel chipset was the X58 SLI, supporting 3-way SLI, and was announced in November 2008. Factory-overclocked graphics cards included the SC, SSC and FTW editions (as well as special KO editions in the past). Other products, such as specialized VGA coolers and VGA water blocks, are also available from EVGA.
In March 2009, EVGA released the X58 Classified (E759), an EVGA specialized board with a NVIDIA NF200 chip (the E760 Classified does not have the NF200 chip). It is an Intel X58-chipset based motherboard with many overclocking-friendly features.
In September 2009, EVGA released the world's first 4-way SLI capable motherboard (XL-ATX form factor) which allows up to four GPUs to run in a 4-way SLI configuration. The first graphics processing unit to support 4-way SLI was the EVGA GTX 285 Classified; more recent GPUs like the GTX 680 also support 4-way SLI. The company also released a dual-socket motherboard based on the Intel 5520 chipset with overclocking features. Dubbed the Classified SR-2, this unique motherboard supports dual Socket LGA 1366 Xeon-based Intel CPUs and 4-way SLI. It was the first HPTX form factor motherboard.
In August 2010, EVGA released the Classified SR-2 power supply with 1200 Watts of continuous power and 6 +12 V rails, each capable of delivering 38 A.
On May 2011, EVGA entered the CPU air cooler market with the introduction of the Superclock CPU Cooler. The cooler features five heat pipes 8 millimetres (0.31 in) in diameter, an 84 CFM 120 mm fan, and direct-touch base technology for improved thermal transfer, and uses a fin arrangement designed for optimal air-flow.
In November 2013, EVGA released its first tablet computer. Called EVGA Tegra Note 7 in United States, this is a 7-inch Android tablet powered by a Tegra 4 processor, has an MSRP of $199. Among its features is an integrated stylus pen.
As of January 1, 2009, EVGA has officially agreed to honour all warranties in the Asia/Pacific Regions of the world. Products returned under warranty are replaced with the same model. If the same model is no longer available, the product is replaced with a product of equal or greater performance. Refunds are only offered on products purchased directly from EVGA within 30 days of purchase.
Products purchased since July 1, 2011 are automatically covered by EVGA's 'Global Warranty Policy', which stipulates a minimum warranty period of 3 years for all products regardless of region or method of purchase. The warranty coverage is transferable between owners and product registration is optional.
Step Up program
EVGA offers a program called "Step-Up", whereby users of select graphics cards purchased from certain vendors may upgrade their GPUs to more advanced models at a discount equivalent to the cost of the original card. The program is only applicable to "vanilla" cards (not factory overclocked), and is not available for enhanced editions of motherboards, so a user cannot upgrade from e.g. a 790i Ultra SLI to a 790i SLI FTW. EVGA Step-Up is currently only available to residents of the United States, Canada and EU countries.
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