DFI denies rumors, won't exit the enthusiast motherboard market

By on December 23, 2009, 2:48 AM
Earlier this week we saw some coverage around the web about motherboard maker DFI possibly leaving the enthusiast motherboard market to focus on other higher volume endeavors. Considering the sheer number of LANparty motherboards currently available for both AMD and Intel platforms, we didn't go with the flow and tried to make it to the source.

Patricia Chiang who works for DFI's sales department denied such rumors today, although she mentioned it's not the first time similar comments have been circulating outside the company. She was eager to share immediate product plans that include releasing new BIOS revisions for its X58 motherboards to add support for Intel's 6-core 32nm processor, code-named Gulftown.


DFI's R&D team is reportedly working hard on developing their Hybrid system and technology. Also last month DFI launched the MI P55-T36 mini-ITX motherboard, and it seems more products with similar characteristics are in the pipeline. This among other products that were mentioned in a brief response to our inquiry.

With Abit gone the way of the dodo last year, we certainly hope this is not the case for DFI who is known for making fine enthusiast-oriented products.




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dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Nice to see someone checking the facts and contacting DFI. A bit sad to see the web writing their eulogy based on the prattling of a loony tool blithering away on techs answer to TMZ.

Having said that DFI probably need to get away from the day-glo-my-eyes-are-bleeding colour schemes and the overly complicated BIOS. If your going to include every setting bar calculating M-theory then the board has walk taller than Gigabyte, Asus, ASRock and EVGA (who, lest we forget are relative newcomers to mobo building)

Guest said:

Mmh however in this newer article it seems that DFI has fired several important people... (it's english translated by Google) http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&
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dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

That's one hell of a translation!

From my understanding DFI seem to be moving away from the enthusiast grade boards and moving into the mATX form factor and Ion Hybrid. Their last few Intel boards have been less than stellar from accounts and reviews. The last one I worked with (UT P45-T3RS) was thoroughly underwhelming considering the pricing.

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