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Nvidia manufature all their cards themselves if I'm not mistaken. If anyone who owns an 8800 series card had the balls to remove the sticker on their HSF then they would find a vanilla Nvidia logo underneath. It really is a case of companies like BFG, Gainward, XFX, etc, simply slapping on their own stickers. When it comes to EVGA, they just slap on their own HSF.
Incorrect.

Nvidia only provides the GPU's (and memory-thanks Duckie!) to the manufacturers. The Nvidia logo is on the PCB board because it is of Nvidia design. If eVGA used their own PCB layout, they would not have to put that logo on it. Companies like Sparkle and Galaxy rarely use Nvidia reference design, so the logo would not be on their PCB's.
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All partners except Gainward must by the GPU and memory from nVidia. Gainward has a special relation that allows them to buy just GPU. nVidia provides partners with Bill of Materials (BOM) which are instructions on how to produce cards. The partners then find manufactors to build the cards or in some cases build the cards themselves.

The reason that nVidia doesn't sell directly is the cost of support and marketing.
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