Maybe it doesn't always pay to be at the top. Rumor has it that Nvidia board partner EVGA contacted the guys at ATI to see if a deal could be worked out that would allow EVGA to manufacture and sell Radeon video cards. ATI allegedly declined, stating that it doesn't need anywhere near the amount of board partners that Nvidia employs, and that it doesn't want to endanger the business relationships it has with other Radeon makers like Sapphire and HIS. Interestingly, ATI did say that it might be interested in partnering with BFG in the US, although the possibility of that happening is extremely remote. Given recent speculation that Nvidia might exit the chipset market entirely, the news that one of its top partners considered divorce - or at least an affair - has to make investors at least a little uneasy.