Wednesday, March 4th 2009

abit Closes Down Forever

According to the latest news on the web, the well known motherboard manufacturer abit, once a leading provider of high-performance motherboards and video cards, will close doors forever in the month to come. Now we all know that the company halted the production of its motherboards, but it was never meant to close doors forever. Instead, abit was to move into the consumer electronics market with products like digital picture frames and mobile internet devices. Yes, but no one thought of the world economic crisis. HEXUS.net reports that abit's parent company USI has now decided to pull abit out of the channel market entirely. abit's marketing director Thore Welling commented:
After 20 years in the market the abit brand now bids farewell, so it's also time for me now to lock the doors of the marketing department. That's it for good now.
If this information confirms, the whole liquidation of abit should be finished in around a month.Source: HEXUS.net
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51 Comments on abit Closes Down Forever

#1
h3llb3nd4
Man, that sucks...even though I never liked abit, but it is sad that we are losing companies that easily.
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#2
Dehx
w00t! Good riddance... had nothing but issues with your crappy Intel boards. Rest in pieces.. chugga.:)

On a more serious note, I hope this news doesn't have a negative effect on the market in that other small mobo mfgs like DFI or Foxconn, etc will go under.
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#3
mrhuggles
i think i only liked the abit bh6, altho i really did like it alot.
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#4
Yukikaze
I love my Abit I-N73HD board. Perfect little OC'er in mATX form....Dang.
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#5
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
Later Abit. Always loved your hardware but hated your lack of bios releases (or bios releases that broke things).
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#6
h3llb3nd4
Foxconn & DFI are my heroes! (even though I don't use their product)
They're Taiwanese and so am I!LOL
Hope they don't suffer huge loses...
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#7
ShogoXT
/salute
Abit was my favorite mobo company for a while there.
Have a still kicking NF7-S working.
Also have a IB9, but it kinda let me down in a couple ways, but im sure its my fault + the P965 chipset.

RIP ABIT...
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#8
Haytch
Been a long time comming. Dragged on way too long. Exhausted all avenues.

R.I.P
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#9
timta2
by: Dehx
w00t! Good riddance... had nothing but issues with your crappy Intel boards. Rest in pieces.. chugga.:)

On a more serious note, I hope this news doesn't have a negative effect on the market in that other small mobo mfgs like DFI or Foxconn, etc will go under.
Foxcon is not a "small mobo mfg". They make boards for so many companies it is insane.
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#10
Silverel
Looks like natural selection does work after all. At least their government didn't try dumping tons of money to keep them floating. In an oversaturated market, losing one company leaves market space for others to grab hold of and prosper with. I'd rather lose the little/poor quality ones, than a big/good quality one.
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#12
Necrofire
Well, I could never find motherboard drivers for one of their socket 939 mobos, so I guess it'll be impossible to get that rig working now...

oh well, my plans of a seperate folding machine didn't go so well with that thing's agp slot.
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#13
KieranD
all these different brands and choices of motherboard to many if you ask me

over saturation to the max


if motherboards have good features and a competitive price ill buy it dosnt matter what brand as long as its is the above and has decent support

to many types of graphics card also, i think we could eliminate about 40% of cards, now another re branding the gtx255 a gtx 250 with more shaders LOL

or a new dvd drive that has exactly the same specs as every other dvd drive

rip abit you gave it a good go but f'k up in the end
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#15
suraswami
hmm, I remember seeing a news that Abit got back well few months ago and now this news. Damn! I miss their good old Japanese capacitor boards. They rocked. Socket A, Socket 754 and now my AM2 board, they rock in OCing department but not the best bios tho.

bye bye Abit.
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#17
Polarman
No more Bios updates for those who owns Abit mobos.
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#18
a111087
i still have abit mobo and 2 abit wifi's (which were only $5 after mail in rebate and they are quite good)
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#19
Esse
by: Yukikaze
I love my Abit I-N73HD board. Perfect little OC'er in mATX form....Dang.
The AMD version of that was a PITA. Owned three of them and they all died within 3 months. Got one replaced and only one DIMM slot and one of my CPU's worked on it.

The layout was different to every other company (the pciex1 was switched with the pciex16) so allowed for a large gpu cooler and PCI soundcard. Wasn't worth the trouble :shadedshu
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#20
RevengE
I had an Abit board awhile back it was not to shabby. It's sad to see all these companys closing.
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#21
A Cheese Danish
I didn't really like their products much...
But yet again, another company gone...wonder who's next...
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#22
BrooksyX
by: timta2
Foxcon is not a "small mobo mfg". They make boards for so many companies it is insane.
lol foxconn has products on every single mothreboard. Look at all the i/o connectors on the back of your motherbaord. they will say foxconn on it. Take apart an xbox 360 and look at the motherboard. Foxconn's logo is stamped everywhere. Foxconn may not make that many retail motherboards but they make tons of components and tons of motherboards for oem pc builders like dell and hp. Foxconn is no where close to being a small company.
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#23
R_1
RIP Abit.
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#24
spearman914
by: A Cheese Danish
I didn't really like their products much...
But yet again, another company gone...wonder who's next...
PC Chips. They suck anyway. lol
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#25
LittleLizard
what a bad end for such a great company. at least part of their blood is alive in the dfi lanpartys.

anyway, Rest In Peace Universal Abit :cry:
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