EVGA Unveils New 'Global Warranty' Policy, Now With Less Red Tape

EVGA is rolling out a new and improved 'Global Warranty' policy designed to make it easier to have your graphics card or other EVGA brand computer part serviced without having to wade through a ton of red tape or jump through hoops, regardless of where you live. The big change is that the warranty no longer belongs to the purchaser, but is instead tied to the specific EVGA product. It's the way things should be, and now they are.

For products shipped from EVGA on or after July 1, 2011, registration is no longer required for RMAs with the company's Guest RMA process. That means you can sell or otherwise transfer your product to a new owner and they too will enjoy whatever time is left on the original warranty, up to three years. Since the warranty follows the product and not the owner, it could conceivably change hands several times and still be covered in the case of premature failure.

EVGA will still offer limited 10-year, 5-year, and lifetime warranties on select products, and while these are non-transferable, subsequent owners are still eligible to receive a 3-year warranty from the date of shipment from EVGA.

What EVGA is doing here is pretty awesome, and somewhat unprecedented. Without reading through the fine print of every graphics card and motherboard maker on the planet, it's reasonable to say that EVGA's new Global Warranty policy is the most flexible of any guarantee out there, and it's especially great for enthusiasts who tend to get bit by the upgrade bug far more often than regular users do.

You can read all the terms and conditions of EVGA's new warranty policy here.