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GIGABYTE to Apologize to ASUSTeK

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  1. malware New Member

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    For those of you that want more of the GIGABYTE vs ASUS EPU saga, today I'm happy to inform you that after ASUS threatened to sue, it's time for GIGABYTE to issue a public apology and say I'm sorry. According to a report by DigiTimes, GIGABYTE agreed to publicize an official apology in local Taiwanese newspapers on June 1st. Although GIGABYTE continues to claim that their DES technology is superior to ASUSTeK's EPU, GIGABYTE's chairman will appologize for using a misleading picture of blown capacitors claimed to be used on many ASUS motherboards. In exchange ASUS has agreed to drop all proceedings related to the issue. Now after everyone is happy, where are our brand new Intel P45 motherboards?

    Source: DigiTimes
     
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  2. InnocentCriminal

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    LOL

    I knew this would be the out come.
     
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    Same haha! Both companies are so similar...
     
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    Booo to Assus.
     
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    so Gigabyte makes false accusation, uses falsified pictures to accuse and now appologises to bury the matter. This says a bit about them i guess.
     
  6. niko084

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    This kinda stuff happens back and forth constantly, don't think either company is poor because of all this non-sense. If anything it increased "both" their sales because of all the media.
     
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  7. cdawall

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    both have crap BIOS's that relabel everything to make it all confusing just go for MSI they are making a huge comeback K9A2 plat,CF-F and on the intel side the P7SLI are great mobos!
     
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    What, for not following through with suing them?

    HEH HEH HEH following through.
     
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    Much better than another new set of tech-related lawsuits and counter-suits. Good result all round- neither company loses masses of money now- glad to see they're being more mature than usual.
     
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    I thought Gigabyte claims had some validity? So evrything they showed during that meeting with the press was bogus?
     
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    I think I'll stick with DFI and Biostar. :)
     
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    not the pic of the cap that exploded and they said was used on every Asus mobo lol
     
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    Why all this drama? Gigabyte earned a good name these days, why fight with the giant (actually partners)?
     
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    Poor GIGA, pwned again - getting sued is definitely a slap in the face rather than a punch. Its more humiliating than painful :shadedshu
     
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    Ho Hum....< yawn >

    Maybe they'll have big "group" hug..........;)
     
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    Booo Gigabyte. Couldn't stick to their guns and have a good ol' western style shootout. If you're gonna start a fight, at least have some semblance of honor and stick it out to the end. As for ASUS, their counter-claim was a load of marketing BS, not to mention trying to sue without disproving anything. If Gigabyte had stuck to it, I'd have some respect for them. Instead, I fail to see how either company is worth a dime to me.

    +1 MSI, imo.
     
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    "Im sorry, I know my tech is far superior haha but I apologize for saying that yours was bad, even tho ours is better"

    I think thats what gigabyte was trying to say.
     
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    The whole thing is a joke anyway. Asus wouldn't really want a court case out of this because i doubt their products could really cut a good 90+% power. I think both sides realized it was mutually beneficial to just let it go.
     
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    Ohh trust me they could prove it.... Otherwise Gigabyte wouldn't have backed down, it would have made them look like complete fools, vs opps we mislead people on something.
     
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    Well i just did a quick check and they claim 96% power efficiency. Only way i could see them getting anywhere close to that is if they were using room temperature superconductors. Don't get me wrong I'm not hating on Asus and they make great motherboards. I'm using one right now in fact. Its just theres certain limitations which makes me doubt those high efficiency numbers.
     
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    Im sure there was a more tactful way Gigabyte could have done it. But Asus did what they had to really, how else do you stop another company slating your products quickly.

    Gam
     
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    No its true those types of numbers will probably never be seen in normal practice, but they can probably proove it in the "ideal situtation" which they would advertise numbers as tested...

    Like I said in the other thread its like K&N not giving you 25+ hp gain.... Ohh it will in the "ideal" situation.
     
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    Asus could reach that 96% efficiency rate if they preset the variables. Ofcourse this efficiency rate would never occur in the privacy of our own homes but under the Asus simulated condition if it was to occur for even a minute, it happened!

    I agree that both companies dropped the matter because it benifits them more to do so otherwise the party in the right would have continued to persue a lawsuit.

    Gigabyte messed up. Im sure this wont occur again.
     
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    The article said that Asus isn't suing Gigabyte :confused:
     
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    so i guess when giga got slapped with a lawsuit they are sry?
    hmm i was wanting a little more exciting ending then this but o well.

    just a wild though...
    imagine if they merged...
     

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