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Universal abit Denies Claims That it is Leaving the Motherboard Business

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  1. malware New Member

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    Universal abit representatives today said that the company is not going to leave the motherboard arena and DigiTimes rumors are not to be believed. Thore Welling, Universal ABIT Global Marketing Director pointed out:
    Source: OCWORKBENCH
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    Well that was debunked quickly. Long live abit!
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    I wont miss the Abit mobo brand.
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    Well, you won't have to LOL. Looks like they are not going anywhere!
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    Did you read the initial statement? I am sure it is not a "hoax":

    "Abit's has failed to meet the expectations of parent company Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) in its ability to compete with fellow second-teir makers in terms of performance, or first-tier makers in terms of pricing in the mid-range and entry-level market, and so the company is evaluating whether to quit the market and start developing other products for the Abit brand, noted the sources.

    In 2007, Abit shipped 2-3 million motherboards and had set a goal to ship six million units in 2008. However, the company's current shipments have actually decreased. Abit will determine whether to stay in the market after evaluating its shipments performance of P45-based motherboards, added the sources."

    So I think the company will shutdown after all...
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    i think its just like chaintech claiming after walton bought them out that they wherent gonna change anything, in the end they will screw current costmers and close down their mobo buisness.......sadd but true.
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    :cry:Thank YOU! I almost shedded a tear. If fact i did. But now all is better. I love Abit, they are great boards, high quality, and usually much cheaper than the overpopular Asus and GB. Not hating, just saying.
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    Sigh. Its good that such a mobo mfgr doesn't go. I have yet to try Abit's boards.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    they hit their peak in Nforce 2, but fell a bit short for a while. DFI and ASUS just kinda took over the pile, and abits been midrange since.

    The main problem is pricing and availibility... i hardly see any abit boards for sale thesedays, and when i do, they often cost more than an asus or gigabyte (their fatality mobos are often way too expensive)
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    damn Jonathan Wendel, he almost killed abit!
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    the problem is that abits top end hardware isnt as good as other brands, yet due to the fatality labelling they cost a lot more. No one is going to buy an inferior product with a more expensive price tag, except for extreme fanbois.
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    The only Abit borad I have found to maybe want is the Quad board... but thats was for a bit, and I got my DOA Gigabyte board... I hope later on I'll see a board I like. Like to try anything I can
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    Chaintechs boards sucked though. I hate to say it but they did. Abit is awesome and continues to deliver with a great price. I for one am glad they debunked that rumor.
  17. Rebo&Zooty

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    till the started the enthusist boards they did, but the vnf3-250/znf3-350 and vfn4 where kickass boards, do some lookin around, they where killer, i still have my vnf3 250, it needs a cpu tho :(
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    ya abit is very strong, they also dont need all the mobos that asus and gigabyte has to have a solid setup, now if they would release Elite AMD chipset boards.
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    Would have been a cold day if they did.

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