The maker of overclocked graphics cards based around Nvidia technology is warning warranty holders that it is running down its business.
According to Hardware Canucks people who have been sending in their BFG video cards under warranty have been getting a letter in the post saying:
“BFG Technologies Inc. is in the process of winding down and liquidating its business. Unfortunately, our major supplier would not support our business. As a result, we are returning your graphics card without being able to repair it. We apologise for the inconvenience.”
So much for all those lifetime warranty claims which was the outfit’s biggest selling point.
BFG Technologies also made power supply units for ATX compatible PCs.
Earlier this year it hired internet power supply celebrity Jonny Gerow, as one of their main engineers, but in July Gerow is confirmed to be no longer employed with BFG Tech.
It seems that people who are sending their power supplies in under warranty are getting these returned too.This seems to indicate that the outfit is doomed and is just trying to flog off as much of its inventory as it can. This would explain why there has been no public announcement yet.
BFG are best known by computer enthusiasts for the overclocked versions of their graphics cards, lifetime warranty and its always on technical support.In fact the outfit was probably one of the first few to offer cards that were already overclocked.At time of going to press their main products are overclocked versions of the BFG Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 OCX and the BFG Nvidia.
John Slevin, chairman of BFG Technologies warned in June that there were changes afoot. He said that after eight years graphics cards were no longer profitable.He promised to continue to provide power supplies and gaming systems, and are working on a few new products as well.
He claimed at the time that the outfit would continue to provide RMA support for graphics card warranty holders, as well as for all of our other products such as power supplies, PCs and notebooks.At the time some of us wondered what BFG would do as graphics cards were its main business. I