Gigabyte Catching Up to Asus in Motherboard Shipments

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fygquas

Gigabyte is awesome but for my last PC build, I chose ASUS. Only because it has the card slots that I want. None of Gigabyte H77 board have 2 PCIeX1 slots between the dual graphic card slots. Also, how come none of the Gigabyte H77 have heatsinks around the CPU parts?

By the way, looking at the Gigabyte Sniper picture, why can't Gigabyte have full solid caps on the board, why is the audio parts on the board not using solid caps?

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pastorbob

I currently have four systems with Asus motherboards and one with a Gigabyte. I've had no problems with any of them. I did have an Asus motherboard fail a few months back but it was due to a power surge during a thunderstorm.

As far as BIOS versus UEFI, my boards with UEFI seem to take longer to boot when compared to the BIOS ones. Kinda surprised me since everything I read says it should be just the opposite.

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Incognito

Maybe it varies from board to board but my Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H (UEFI) posts a lot faster than my old Asus P7P55D-E (BIOS).

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Hilarity

Only even bought one Asus board, expensive but nice touches - padded backplate, Q connector, and the build quality was a notch above Gigabyte. BUT, I'm now running three boards and all three are Gigabyte. Good prices, good build quality. I won't even touch the shit that is Asrock though. Their boards are just shit. Poor build quality and just shit overall.

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Incognito

I used to be a loyal Asus mobo consumer and in the past their boards were very solid, but lately the quality has turned to crap and the support is even worse. Last year I purchased an ASRock mobo for a HTPC and that was a huge mistake - the video through the HDMI port shimmers and the TV has trouble recognizing the HDMI port on the ASRock board when switching between sources, and the same TV has never once had a problem detecting my PS3, XBOX, or Cable Box (all connected via HDMI) when cycling through sources. I just built a new PC the same day Intel released the 3770 proc and used a Gigabyte board for the first time and it has been fantastic. Gigabyte definitely gained a new customer.

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warptek2010

I've used nothing but Gigabyte boards exclusively since about 2001. The last Asus board I used (M-2NE) developed some weird tick having to do with the mouse that I could never track down. Eliminating all factors I concluded it was the main board. Never had a problem with Gigabyte. Buy their Ultra Durable products that feature 2oz of extra copper. It is NOT just a marketing gimmick.

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vistageek

I had an Asus board in my last pc and on my most recent build have switched to a gigabyte board. Why? Asus's support sucked. Not like tech support, but support for their products. Til the day I sold my four year old board, the function in the bios to unlink the memory from the fsb didn't work. Asus also has the most terrible website ever. It's so slow and downloading drivers, or even a bios was a pain in the arse at 13kbps average. Gigabyte's website could honestly be the reason I switched.

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tekknyne

Are they still rockin the BIOS instead of UEFI? Yeah? OK, I'll pass.

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Paul_Lilly

Psst, you should click this.

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tekknyne

Thanks for the heads-up -- dual Bios and UEFI sounds cool. I just remember I bought this p67 board about a year back and it had only a BIOS. It functioned fine, but would have been nice to have a slick interface. I have always liked Gigabyte boards

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