Originally Posted by jincuteguy
What do you mean only EVGA and Asus are the only partners in North America? you mean they will be the only ones that sell the 690s? What about retailers? Like Fry's , Newegg are they getting them? Im confused.
nV is making the cards, but they're only selling them to EVGA and Asus, not their other partners. Thus, all 690's will either say EVGA or Asus on the box.
Those two companies then do the distribution (i.e. those two brands send them to the retailers they normally use) so the cards could be sold anywhere that normally carries Asus or Evga products.
Basically those two scored the exclusive rights to brand and distribute all the 690's in North America, probably because they are the top two Evga partners in terms of sales and extent of distribution networks in N. America would be my guess
BTW, I'm coveting one of these things ... can't afford it but bjv DOES WANT!!!Edited by brettjv - 5/3/12 at 11:04pm