TechSpot

Mobo downgrade?

By ssamhouu
Feb 14, 2015
Post New Reply
  1. I heard that Gigabyte downgrade their boards with revisions of its original motherboards. It's easy to spot since they have Rev 1.1 or Rev 2.0 or Rev 3.0, but with a same EAN code shops can't tell the difference. Does this also happen with other brands? I'm worried that my next purchase, I end up buying a down grade version if I don't buy the first batch...


    http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/cpu_mainboard/gigabyte_in_ebenezer_mode/1

    http://us.hardware.info/reviews/583...sions-present-markedly-different-test-results

    http://tu.pcpop.com/pic-1066133.htm#1
     
  2. xLegendary

    xLegendary TS Rookie

    Even more reports are showing not only the 2 first models early reported had this issue... Got to think twice now when considering buying their boards. Shame, Gigabyte used to be a good option..
     
  3. L1amrob

    L1amrob TS Rookie

    Which models are affected?? :eek:
     
  4. xLegendary

    xLegendary TS Rookie

    B85, H81 ,Z97 and H61 mobos!
    Read the articles ;)
     
  5. ssamhouu

    ssamhouu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Only this one brand?
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    With that said, does it even matter? I have a hard time believing you wouldn't be satisfied, regardless of any changes that may have been made.
     
  7. xLegendary

    xLegendary TS Rookie

    According to the reports, the changes made in the revs was cost down measures. Which means less quality in the final product compared to the first one, that you see in the reviews out there.
    Im guessing you dont want that in your motherboard.
     
  8. ssamhouu

    ssamhouu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think most people know the difference, but it's about trust. Molly's why would you want to buy an inferior version at the same price? I'd consider other brands like Asus, Asrock or MSI.
     
  9. L1amrob

    L1amrob TS Rookie

    To have a better idea of the issue ... seems lot of cost cutting taking place

    [​IMG]
     

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...