Thursday, November 28th 2013

Gigabyte to Perform Exceptionally Well with Motherboard Shipments in 2013

World's number-two PC motherboard vendor, Gigabyte, is expected to perform exceptionally well in 2013, in terms of motherboard shipments. The company closed 2012 with about 19 million units shipped, trailing its slightly bigger rival ASUS, which had ended the year on 22 million. According to shipment numbers at hand, Gigabyte already shipped 17.5 million units between January and October 2013, and at this rate, is projected to have shipped about 21 million by the year's end; which would become the highest ever volumes shipped, in the company's 28-year history.

In comparison, ASUS clocked 15.5 million units in the first three quarters, and is expected to ship about 5 million units in Q4. There's a real chance of Gigabyte shipping more motherboards this year than ASUS, not by a big margin, though. Gigabyte's motherboard plants traditionally also contract-manufactured motherboards for other brands, and it's being reported that the company has almost no such contracts, letting it focus manufacturing almost entirely on its own channel brand. Gigabyte ships PC, workstation, and server motherboards in almost all standard form-factors, and based on almost all x86 platforms, from Intel and AMD.

Source: DigiTimes
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#1
Jorge
Unfortunately a lot of Gigabyte's "shipped mobos" were replacement mobos for the AM3+ models that have been burning out the VRM circuits for the past two years when people installed FX processors. Gigabyte was in denial over the issue for several years but after suffering enough lost revenues, distributor complaints and lost customers, they finally revised the AM3+ mobo VRM circuits to properly support the FX processors. Denial has a way of being very costly in the end. If you want the correct AM3+ mobo make sure it's an "XFA" UD 3, 5 or 7 model.
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medo
Jorge said:
Unfortunately a lot of Gigabyte's "shipped mobos" were replacement mobos for the AM3+ models that have been burning out the VRM circuits for the past two years when people installed FX processors. Gigabyte was in denial over the issue for several years but after suffering enough lost revenues, distributor complaints and lost customers, they finally revised the AM3+ mobo VRM circuits to properly support the FX processors. Denial has a way of being very costly in the end. If you want the correct AM3+ mobo make sure it's an "XFA" UD 3, 5 or 7 model.
Well man AM3+ mobo`s are hard to manfacture, if you compare them with anything FM1 socket and anything newer, or LGA 1155 and above.

There too bulky, and its actually AMD fault, cause the manufacturer cant or wont specify that this mobo, performs stably with this CPU, for example fx-6300 instead of fx-8150, and AM3+ still have south and north briges, way too bulky.

Regarding the article, i do belive Gigabyte well do exeptionally well, just look at there FM2+ line, there totally nailed it, and have model for every budget, just look at this :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128656

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128655
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btarunr
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Jorge said:
Unfortunately a lot of Gigabyte's "shipped mobos" were replacement mobos for the AM3+ models that have been burning out the VRM circuits for the past two years when people installed FX processors. Gigabyte was in denial over the issue for several years but after suffering enough lost revenues, distributor complaints and lost customers, they finally revised the AM3+ mobo VRM circuits to properly support the FX processors. Denial has a way of being very costly in the end. If you want the correct AM3+ mobo make sure it's an "XFA" UD 3, 5 or 7 model.
I doubt if AM3+ even make up 0.5% of Gigabyte's shipments.
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buildzoid
btarunr said:
I doubt if AM3+ even make up 0.5% of Gigabyte's shipments.
Here where I live the FX 6300 is more popular than any intel CPU that isn't an i7 4770K so I'm pretty sure the amount of AM3+ they ship is a lot higher than that
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Nelly
Also an article taken from GIGABYTE Tech Daily Blog >> http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.tw/2013/05/gigabyte-motherboards-have-lowest-rma.html
HARDWARE.FR said:
We just came across a very interesting article on hardware.fr which examines the RMA (Return merchandise authorization) rates of several PC component segments by vendor. Although the data seems to be restricted to only e-retail, and covers only April 1 to October 1, 2012, it still paints a very positive picture from a GIGABYTE perspective.

Here’s the motherboard RMA leaderboard:

  1. Gigabyte 1.19% (previous 1.77%)
  2. ASUS 1.79% (previous 2.34%)
  3. ASRock 2.09% (previous 1.67%)
  4. MSI 3.05% (previous 2.24%)
In terms of purely socket 1155/Z77 chipset motherboards, the picture looks like this:

  1. Gigabyte 1.70%
  2. ASUS 1.87%
  3. ASRock 1.91%
  4. MSI 3.57%
Really encouraging to see that our guiding principle of building ‘Ultra Durable’ motherboards is completely borne out and validated by these figures, with GIGABYTE topping both tables.

It’s also great to see that GIGABYTE does not appear on the RMA top 5 list, which shows certain board models having return rates of up to 5.88%. Ouch…
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