FUD Zilla has an update about what NVIDIA plans to do with its partners. The site published a lot of rumours about this lately and now believes that six of NVIDIA's add-in-board (AIB) partners (EVGA, PC Partner (Zotac), ASUS, MSI, Palit and XFX) will get preferential treatment. The exact details of this deal are unknown, it's not as bad as being cut off but it will make the lives of those who aren't on the list a lot harder.
The six AIB partners we talked about, EVGA, PC partner (Zotac), Asus, MSI, Palit and XFX, will get preferential treatment. It's still unclear what exactly constitutes preferential treatment. The six could eventually end up getting design kits, chips and other goodies a bit earlier than other partners.
Obviously this is not good news if you're not on the list, but it's still better than getting cut off completely. In spite of that, such a move on Nvidia's part could spell the end for many partners. They won't be cut off, but they will be forced to do business under unfavorable conditions.