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Origin PC stops selling AMD GPUs

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Computer manufacturer Origin PC is no longer selling units with GPUs made by AMD; instead, going forward, all Origin PC computers will contain Nvidia graphics chips.

The company made the decision based on a variety of factors, with the most important one being customer satisfaction.

"Origin PC is dedicated to providing the best experience for our customers and right now that is with Nvidia GPUs. It's not about brand loyalty or marketing; our loyalty is 100 percent to our customers," said Kevin Wasielewski, co-founder and CEO of Origin PC, in an email to Polygon.

Other considerations in the decision included requests from Origin's own support staff, as well as specific concerns with the performance, stability and driver support of AMD graphics hardware.

"Primarily the overall issues have been stability of the cards, overheating, performance, scaling and the amount of time to receive new drivers on both desktop and mobile GPUs," said Alvaro Masis, a technical support manager at Origin.

We've reached out to AMD for comment, and will update this article with any information we receive.