Although NVIDIA graphics card partner BFG Tech are yet to show any sign of a collapse, it could well be heading that way. A press release from Galaxy was issued out today which lets us know they've entered an agreement with Best Buy, which leaves us wondering what the condition of BFG's relationship with the giant etailer is now in as they once had a strong hold on Best Buy's video card market with some attractive exclusives.
Galaxy Microsystems Ltd a leading global manufacturer of graphics accelerators, today announced that it has shipped product to Best Buy. Galaxy graphic accelerators will be available in top-selling stores immediately. "Galaxy has private labeled for years for many of the US graphics companies and now they are excited to offer their superior quality, great service, and aggressive prices under their own name. We feel the partnership with Best Buy will allow millions of people to see the value of dealing with a tier one manufacturer, "stated Ric Lewis, US sales.
This partnership with Best Buy provides consumers the opportunity to acquire Galaxy products at affordable prices that were only available through the channel to VAR's, Etailer's, and System Integrators in the United States and Canada. Galaxy provides a 2 year transferable warranty and 800 tech support.
There's no evidence to suggest they don't have other avenues to maintain a foothold in the market, but you'd hope they're not putting all their eggs into one basket with Phobos to pull them out of trouble. Besides, we've been told that won't become readily available until April or so.
We'll keep you posted with what's going on as more info comes to light.