CES 2013: Gigabyte's Dual Thunderbolt Motherboards Support 4K Resolution



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No way I would ever run such a stupid-looking display.

Give me a single, large display and the graphics card to push the needed resolution. Bezels are a deal breaker.

Seriously, why is the industry afraid to move past little screens sporting 1920 x 1080?



I actually had a similar eyefinity group going like this with my old rig (5870X2 on three 1080p monitors.) IMO, it was a huge waste of money. The bezels ruined it for anything but gaming, where the bezels would just kind of fade away after a few minutes. That being said, this looks even worse because the displays are an even number, leading to bezels right in the middle of the screen. I still use three screens, but I wish now that I had put all of my money into one good screen.



I was thinking about upgrading my motherboard and CPU. Is there any reason to get or not get a Gigabyte motherboard? I'm usually an Asus fan but I've heard good things.



In my personal opinion, stick to Asus or MSI. I have used a few gigabyte boards over the years including the one in my current build. I have been disappointed by all of them. Their customer support sucks, which Asus's does too, normally takes a week or more before you here a reply from either company.

But things just go wrong way to much with the gigabyte boards I have owned. Most of their advertising as far as RAM support is lies. I have an x58 board with 6 dimm slots. They advertise with all 6 filled that they support ram up to 2133mhz. Well I have some nice OCZ platinum rated at 1600 and it can't even run that, with all slots filled it tops out at 1333 anything above that is an instant crash and I have even tried multiple manufactures of ram with it, all of which is on their "support list" and listed at running the capacities and speeds I want.

Another gigabyte board I have had for about a year and a half has its USB ports failing. There are 2 controllers on it for USB and one of them has simply died.

I really suggest avoiding them and sticking to Asus, but obviously this is all anecdotal, you may have a better experience than me.



I have the exact opposite experience of Emeraldflame. When I first started building my own PCs, I bought Asus stuff. I lost 3 boards to BIOS flashes and then the keyboard on a one year old netbook malfunctioned. I swore that I would never be fooled by Asus again.

I currently have 3 computers, all running Gigabyte boards. 2 of them are AMD and 1 is an Intel. I also have one more Intel board that is perfectly fine but just not in use right now. I've overclocked them, broken the BIOS to the point I had to clear the CMOS, and never had a problem for the last 5 or 6 years with any of them.

Having said all that, stick with what you know best. Obviously if you think Asus is good, don't buy a Gigabyte. You will always blame little annoyances on the board because you "should have bought an Asus". Everyone will have a different experience and I simply want to point out that fact.

For me, Gigabyte is great!



Huh. I have a Gigabyte x58-ud3r board running 12GB (2GB x6) of ram XMP'd to 1600 with no problems. I setup a similar rig for a friend...ud7 iirc, and his is up to 1800 with XMP. One thing I've learned about Gigabyte is that you should wait for their boards to be out a few weeks so the early adopters find all the bugs. Another thing of note is that they'll often have a revision 2 of their boards which tend to iron out a lot of strange issues.

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