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    GIGABYTE Claims World No. 1 Spot for Motherboard Durability


    -- GIGABYTE Claims World No. 1 Spot for Motherboard Durability --


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    -- Celebrates 4 Generations of Ultra Durable™ Motherboards with Availability of New Ultra Durable™ 4 Technology on Future 7 Series Models -–


    City of Industry, California, March, 7th 2011 – 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.

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    “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 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.

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    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.


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    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. Humidity_Protection_IconGIGABYTE 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.

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    Electrostatic Protection

    All GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 motherboards use high quality IC microchips that are rated with higher electro-static discharge (ESD) Electrostatic_Protection_Iconresistance 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.

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    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 Power_Failure_Protection_IconGIGABYTE 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.

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    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.

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    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 High_Temp_Protection_Icontime 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.

    Ultra Durable™ 4 model list

    Intel® 7-Series chipsets
    GA-Z77X-UD5H WIFI
    GA-Z77X-UD5H
    GA-Z77X-UD3H
    G1.Sniper 3
    G1.Sniper M3

    Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic Model list

    Intel® 7-Series chipsets
    GA-Z77X-D3H
    GA-Z77-D3H
    GA-Z77-DS3H
    GA-Z77MX-D3H
    GA-Z77M-D3H
    GA-H77-DS3H
    GA-H77M-D3H
    GA-B75M-D3H
    GA-B75M-D3V

    To learn more about GIGABYTE 7-series Ultra Durable motherboards, please visit:
    http://www.gigabyte.us/microsite/306/7-series.html

    Models and specifications are subject to change without notice.

    About GIGABYTE
    GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebooks and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.us for more information.
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    Great stuff, now they just need to stop making childish heatsinks.

    PS: I love GB boards though, of all boards I had since K7, they lasted me the most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitriman View Post
    Great stuff, now they just need to stop making childish heatsinks.

    PS: I love GB boards though, of all boards I had since K7, they lasted me the most.
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    I have to agree. Had my GB X58-UD3R for what? 2 years now and aside from the "4 boot" issue it is a champ.
    Fixed that with the F5 bios and it's as stable as my SM server boards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kroks View Post
    like this
    Oh yeah. At least most of their boards don't have weird stuff like that.
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    I think that complaint was valid back in november 2011. The Z77 series has a rugged and above all functional look to them. Me gusta.

    I've used Gigabyte since socket A days, never had issues and it's still nice to see them continually push forward in the build quality department.

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    nice !! GB still rocks despite mbs for amd
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    I like the Humidity Protection
    100% humidity when i get a leak


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    i hope they got VRM burn proof technology
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatRaceTin View Post
    i hope they got VRM burn proof technology
    Yeah in fact, this marketing reminds me more of the burnt X79 than durability
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    Remind me of something. Were there reports of mass failures of their cpu vrm or are you still referencing that one incident caught on video?

    You can get bad components or poorly assembled boards from any vendor. Just check the customer feedback sections on Newegg or alike.

    They on the other hand are basing their claims on published statistics:

    http://www.guru3d.com/news/list-of-h...failure-rates/

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    love gigabut boards tbh

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    Well my x58-UD5 hasn't caught on fire like the R2E did. But it doesn't OC as well.
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    While I don't know why a bunch of silly marketing nonsense is 'news' I will say that I have built well over 1,000 computers and the only motherboard I have ever managed to kill was a Gigabyte.
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    this is too funny

    i have rmaed more gigabut boards than every other manufacturer combined
    worst is most painfull rma process
    last rma took 2 months

    i love gigabut claims
    next they will claim they were on mars

    its p/r just like nvidia paper launches lol
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    No issues with Gigabyte here.

    Asus, well... I liked my old 939 board I had from them. It was awesome. But I have two fried Asus boards on my desk that Asus claims are "ok" and the problem with the PCs must be something else, even though I already swapped everything else out without success. New motherboards for both systems (1 was Gigabyte, 1 was Biostar) and both systems have been running perfectly ever since.

    Stupid Asus.

    My previous board was an MSI (good board) and my new board is going to be a Gigabyte. I have a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R in my PC I built for the office and its been fine, and I have used several gigabyte boards in customer builds. No failures yet.
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    I had a Gigabyte 939 board die on me due the capaciters just giving out and leaking. It looked horrible lol. But that was after 2 years, still didn't leave a good impression of my first and only Gigabyte. I want to try another one soon but that thought haunts me still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WeaponX View Post
    I had a Gigabyte 939 board die on me due the capaciters just giving out and leaking. It looked horrible lol. But that was after 2 years, still didn't leave a good impression of my first and only Gigabyte. I want to try another one soon but that thought haunts me still.
    FWIW it isn't entirely Gigabyte's fault there. Yeah, they should have chosen better caps in the first place, but everyone was having issues with crap caps for a while. Anyway, they've since fixed that (as have many companies) and use good caps these days. Most learned.
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