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Gigabyte to surpass Asus in motherboard shipments?

By Matthew ยท 39 replies
Mar 9, 2010
  1. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    My gigabyte motherboard has been giving me trouble for a while now. The clock died and now my entire PC is MIA. And now there arent any socket 939 motherboards with pci express. But a price war is always handy.
  2. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    may the better company win, I just want to see a quality product at a reasonable price
  3. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    I'm in favor of a price war too! Hehe! Who wouldn't be? I've always been faithful to Asus ever since I bought my first computer, but I've built several computers for friends and family with Gigabyte boards. Never had a serious problem with either brand, so I guess it comes down to price. So go on, let's get started with the price war already!... ;-)
  4. tripplejjj

    tripplejjj TS Rookie Posts: 28

    The bottom line is quality, features, and price. Give me what I want and you got yourself a customer.
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    I used to think Gigabyte was a bit of a budget mobo maker because of their low prices but over time it turns out they actually make excellent quality mobos.

    But P55 and X58 boards are still way too expensive though, let's hope Gigabyte doesn't start abusing their position and start charging premiums for their products.
  6. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    this could be a sign that gigabyte would be more dominant over asus in motherboard market...
  7. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 376   +50

    I've never used Gigabytes boards but I do respect their products. Both my boxes are running the same Asus board (P5Q Premium) and it's a fine piece of hardware but competition is a good thing. Let's hope this leads to better products and lower prices from both companies.
  8. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    Price war? Did I hear price war? :)

    Asus has always been my motherboard of choice, but I usually go with whatever I can afford when I'm shopping around.. which generally means not an Asus. That being said, I do also enjoy MSI motherboards. I haven't had any problems with my current one or the one I had two builds ago.
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I think that was the whole point of this thread.
  10. TuesdayExpress

    TuesdayExpress TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Oh, quality motherboard price war. Just in time for the summer build session, please!
  11. LGraves

    LGraves TS Rookie Posts: 39

    I just had a terrible experience with my 1st Asus MB. An ASUS M3N78 Pro i had it for about a year then it went bad.... My brother is still running his old Gigabyte MB after 4+ years.

    So now that im in the market for a new MB for a windows 7/Quad core AMD build...im looking at Gigabyte. Forget Asus.
  12. I've also used gigabyte for my first custom build , I really put a well thought in it and , Asus just never looked interesting , cause many mainstream pc manufacturers use asus , a lot of asus products are well redesigned OEMs , I won't say this for motherboards , they have some of the top tier , but it's just for my needs that I felt gigabyte to be more of a good choice , looking at dualbios which saved my whole mobo from RMA. And Award bios is much better than AMI(features) , or whatever asus uses.

    To add too it , it has been reported asus mobos have their chips much more hotter and the heat is much more spread on the large portion of the motherboard , plus , the asus EPU chip , is a lie.

    not to mention a shipload of complaint threads in their forums about problems and failures of asus mobos
  13. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    Both brands are really good and they both deserve lots of sales. Personally when I buy a motherboard I narrow now to what socket and chipset, then choose the best motherboard from that batch regardless of brand. But I won't buy crappy Abit boards or something only good boards like MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, you know the major good ones.
  14. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    Nice, good for Gigabyte. There mobo are always efficient, and GREEN!! I think they will surpass Asus to be honest I didn't even know that Asus was @ the top I actually thought Gigabyte was because on pretty much any site I go to look for motherboard the majority of the board I see are all Gigabyte. I love the fact they have a quite variety of board that support pretty much all of the newest chipsets and peripherals- and oh one of the first to introduce USB 3.0 and the new version of SATA on motherboards! There probably will be a price war, and my next motherboard is probably gonna be Gigabyte. Asus better step there game up, though I'm not against Asus in any way they make incredible laptops maybe that's whats bringing them down, maybe motherboards isn't there main focus they did declined to not comment on the market speculation, whats sup Asus?
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,494   +2,293

    Gigabyte seems to be making real effort with respect to their "ultra durable" series motherboards ("all solid capacitor"). As most of you probably know, electrolytic capacitor issues take down thousands of Emachines mobos.

    I feel confident when I purchase a Gigabyte board, that it will probably live a long time. Whether this is belief system generated by advertising, or is fact, I'll have to get back to you in a few years.
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