FUD Zilla had a chat with some of NVIDIA's add-in board partners and learned things are starting to look good. Last quarter was pretty rough due to heavy competition from ATI's RV770, but NVIDIA's partners are confident in the roadmap for 2009.
Some Nvidia only partners, such as XFX and Gainward, went to ATI in order to save some sales figures, and EVGA remains the only Nvidia exclusive partner, with the rather weak BFG as an exception.
The ones that want to make more money on Nvidia sales think that GT200b and new GTX 260 55nm, upcoming GTX 285 re launch and GTX 295 will make things better, and they all expect the sales to pick up.
The Q4 2008 was probably the worst quarter for Nvidia sales since we can remember and partners simply hope that Q1 2009 will put their minds at ease.