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BFG calls it quits in graphics

Well, this came as a shock to us. BFG Tech has decided to ditch its graphics card operations. The company currently has a top to bottom lineup of graphics solutions based on NVIDIA GeForce architecture.

Although the company is leaving graphics behind, it says that it will still continue with its power supplies, notebooks, and desktop systems.

Here's the press release in full:

BFG Technologies today announced their exit from the graphics card category. The company will continue to sell their line of BFG Tech power supplies as well as their Deimos gaming notebooks and Phobos gaming systems.

"After eight years of providing innovative, high-quality graphics cards to the market, we regret to say that this category is no longer profitable for us, although we will continue to evaluate it going forward", said John Slevin, chairman of BFG Technologies. "We will continue to provide our award-winning power supplies and gaming systems, and are working on a few new products as well. I’d like to stress that we will continue to provide RMA support for our current graphics card warranty holders, as well as for all of our other products such as power supplies, PCs and notebooks."

BFG will continue to offer RMA, telephone and email support for qualified BFG Tech graphics card warranty holders, but will no longer be bringing new graphics card products to market.

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RE: whatever
By whiskerwill on 5/21/2010 9:59:14 PM , Rating: 4
Very, very wrong. Games ARE programmed to handle varying aspect ratios in different ways. If your monitor doesn't match the native aspect ratio, there's a lot of different ways they can handle it. They can:

a) Stretch one dimension (horiz or vert) leaving the other untouched.
b) Stretch both dimensions, then clip the one that overflows.
c) Expand FOV in one dimension, leaving the other untouched.
d) Putt black bars on one dimension.

The point is that its totally up to the programmers what the game will do in this situation. There is no standard way to handle it.

You're also wrong about game aspect ratios. A lot of games don't support picking the ratio, they have just one 'native' ratio, and if your monitor doesn't match, they pick one of the methods above and use it.

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