Tuesday, March 6th 2012

GIGABYTE Claims World No. 1 Spot for Motherboard Durability

GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced their upcoming 7 series motherboards will boast GIGABYTE's industry leading Ultra Durable 4 technology, helping to safe-guard GIGABYTE motherboards from common everyday threats, including humidity and moisture, electro-static discharge, sudden power loss and high operating temperatures.

“With the launch of the first Ultra Durable motherboard in 2006, GIGABYTE revolutionized the motherboard industry by making quality the number one focus in our motherboard design,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “Five and a half years later, GIGABYTE maintains our leadership in quality design by equipping our upcoming 7 series motherboards with even more lifespan enhancing technologies in the form of Ultra Durable 4.”
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards embrace a range of exclusive technologies that guarantee DIY PC builders the absolute best protection for their PC, with built-in features that prevent common malfunction threats users encounter on a day-to-day basis.

2X Copper PCB
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 design features 2X the amount of copper of a traditional motherboard for both the Power and Ground layers which dramatically lowers system temperature by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable 4 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures. A 2X Copper layer design also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.

Humidity Protection
There is nothing more harmful to the longevity of your PC than moisture, and most parts of the world experience moisture in the air as humidity at some point during the year. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards have been designed to make sure that humidity is never an issue, incorporating a new Glass Fabric PCB technology that repels moisture caused by humid and damp conditions. Using a new kind of PCB material which reduces the amount of space between the fiber weave, Glass Fiber PCB technology makes it more difficult for moisture to penetrate compared to traditional motherboard PCBs. This offers much better protection from short circuit and system malfunction caused by humid and damp conditions.

Electrostatic Protection
All GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards use high quality IC microchips that are rated with higher electro-static discharge (ESD) resistance than traditional IC implementations. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard, its components and the PC in general against potential damage caused by static electricity, a common threat to today's PCs.

Power Failure Protection
If your home experiences a sudden power outage for any reason, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic are equipped to ensure that you won't be dealing with a fatal malfunction. All GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards use patented DualBIOS™ technology to provide fail safe protection for the BIOS on your motherboard, automatically refreshing your BIOS from a back up version in the case of a critical power outage.

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC, from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any kind of irregular and inconsistent power delivery.

High Temperature Protection
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards feature specially selected components that make your PC capable of higher temperatures in more extreme conditions, while at the same time preventing your PC from overheating. Using all solid capacitors for the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 range both reduces overall board temperatures while, making the motherboard more robust at higher temperatures. The choice of Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs also helps to reduce operating temperatures significantly compared to traditional MOSFET solutions. These component technologies combine to guarantee enhanced longevity and stability for your PC.
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19 Comments on GIGABYTE Claims World No. 1 Spot for Motherboard Durability

OH, I have such a headache
Funny! I never had any luck with there MB's EVER! Hell I had such bad luck with there 775 MB that I took it back 3 times and on the 4th time I got the MB I have now! But whatever.
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Pro Indian Modder
trickson said:
Funny! I never had any luck with there MB's EVER! Hell I had such bad luck with there 775 MB that I took it back 3 times and on the 4th time I got the MB I have now! But whatever.
everyone is the same, i had the same thing with Asus.

they all make their stuff in china, dont they? only different products get stamped with different brands.
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OH, I have such a headache
de.das.dude said:
everyone is the same, i had the same thing with Asus.

they all make their stuff in china, don't they? only different products get stamped with different brands.
Yes this be true.
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Chief Broken Rig
what a laugh durable really? uh what about the whole x79 fiasco, lol
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crazyeyesreaper said:
what a laugh durable really? uh what about the whole x79 fiasco, lol
They went up in flames :shadedshu

1st thing I thought of when I saw this... I loled and went just a month ago they was catching of fire... now they claim to be the most durable?
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Sorry, but I call bull**** I had 3 Gigabyte motherboards over the years, they all died within 3 to 5 months. :wtf:
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I've been running Gigabyte almost exclusively since 2001, and I've never had a bad board from them. I've had five of them over that time period, and three are still in service. My EP45-DS4L has my crap Q8200 at 3.34ghz right now, and I'm sure if I had better ram, it would go higher. Gotta remember, every company has its duds. Just do your research, and you more then likely won't get burned.
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Personally, I never had any trouble with gigabyte motherboard, the same with Asus, Well the only thing I had some strange issue bios was with Asus motherboard. My P8P67 Evo B3, 40 CPU idle in bios, Flash the bios, 30C, reflash with a new one, 22C, and now it still at this. I have a friend that sold alot of P67 chipset and had those strange temp. Anyway this is a small issue nothing big.

I really love my Asus board, maybe more tha ngigabyte now, because you can send back your stuff in Ontario for RMA, not gigabyte, which cost me like 40$ to send + Customs fees :o
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Yeah right,
my z68 ud4 b3 needs a shit load of voltage to get my cpu stable @ high clocks and the ahci driver blew up my ssd-_-' i will stick @ gigabyte though, some z77 ud5/ud7 and a gtx 680 at the end of the year
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Steven B
de.das.dude said:

they all make their stuff in china, dont they?
GIGABYTE is one of the only makers left who actually makes their own boards in their own factories.

GIGABYTE has one factory in Taiwan in which they make their top products in, and the rest of their factories are in China for mass production.

The ASUS&ASRock conglomerate has their own factories in China as well.

MSI, Intel, and many other board makers have other board makers make their boards for them.
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Only had one Giga product fail and that was a graphics card. Their boards have been solid for me. Asus was #2 on that front. They lasted good also but whenever I got one it always had some odd limitation or issues in the bios. I had one that would not go above 2.25Ghz. Made my unlocked 2500+ mobile seem a waste of money.

Did find out from this bad GPU that if you ever have to return a Giga product for RMA, be patient. Takes them a week alone, after it arrives at their office, for them to recognize they've even received it. I know cause I hand delivered it and didn't get confirmation till the end of the week.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
there customer service is shit so they better make their boards last.
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Same here for almost 4yrs it still working fine, hope they keep making more of those ultra-durable mbs.
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Also #1 in poor customer service.. . . ;)
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Had gb board for nehalem and sandy both have worked a treat my nehalem ud7 board was very impressive in regard to putting up with my abuse. Haven't had a gb product fail on me yet and hope I won't.
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just used a 775 gigabyte board and it was awesome good experience
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Never had a bad experience with their boards. But then again I have only used 2 of them. I just seem to be more attracted to Asus for some reason. Any way good for them!
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they wish!!!

for me as a system builder I'm trying to avoid Gigabyte now ... swicthing to MSI better support, good quality and durability.
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