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abit Closes Down Forever

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  1. malware New Member

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    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:
    If this information confirms, the whole liquidation of abit should be finished in around a month.

    Source: HEXUS.net
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    Man, that sucks...even though I never liked abit, but it is sad that we are losing companies that easily.
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    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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    i think i only liked the abit bh6, altho i really did like it alot.
  5. Yukikaze

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    I love my Abit I-N73HD board. Perfect little OC'er in mATX form....Dang.
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    Later Abit. Always loved your hardware but hated your lack of bios releases (or bios releases that broke things).
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    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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    /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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    Been a long time comming. Dragged on way too long. Exhausted all avenues.

    R.I.P
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
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    Foxcon is not a "small mobo mfg". They make boards for so many companies it is insane.
    1c3d0g says thanks.
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    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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    Rest In Pieces :D
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    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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    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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    rip
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    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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    my bh6 still runs,,
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    No more Bios updates for those who owns Abit mobos.
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    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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    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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    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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    I didn't really like their products much...
    But yet again, another company gone...wonder who's next...
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    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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    RIP Abit.
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    PC Chips. They suck anyway. lol

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