BFG gives up on graphics cards

Nvidia customer, BFG Technologies said it is quit to selling graphics cards.

The company recently shut down its European operation and has begun dabbling with new product lines. But it seems that the tight margins in the graphics card business, along with constricted supply - apparently caused by chip foundry TSMC's trouble getting Nvidia's 40nm designs out the door fast enough - have contributed to the decision.

"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 chairman of BFG Technologies John Slevin, in a statement.

"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," Slevin said.

BFG has been a gamers' favourite over the years, named as it was after the Big F-ing Gun from the classic shoot, blow and carve-'em up Doom.