Why are gigabyte motherboards so durable?
Asrock is alright, Asus is shit, Biostar is pretty decent, but gigabyte is in a league of its own.
Is this a meme or something? Every time I look up their motherboards, half the buyers complain about the boards being broken or not working in some way.
It does happen with all brands, but usually it's more along the lines of the typical DOA unit, not "half the RAM slots don't work" or "USB ports broke after a week".
I help out in the family pc repair shop and I will rarely see a gigabyte motherboard being brought in for warranty. It's usually ASUS, budget msi, or asrock.
I use the pic in the op. It's held my i7 870 at 4.2gHz for the past 4 years now with no signs of degradation and zero issues whatsoever.
I know when I upgrade I'm either going to buy a decent gigabyte motherboard.
Good guy gigabyte.
You heard it here first anons, Gigabyte is completely shit becuase some anon reckons their board broke but didn't provide any evidence.
BUY ASROCK FROM NOW ON ANONS, THEY SURELY ARE BETTER.
I had that mobo, paired with i5 760 and HD58xx. Experiences with this mobo made me hate this brand, I had constant problems with RAM (stuck with 4x2GB because it failed to read any 4GB module) not mentioning shitty sound card and low quality IO ports.
My i7 870 has zero problems with 2x4gb sticks.
The ram is overclocked from 1333 to something like ~1450mhz iirc.
Might have been your ram? Sometimes there will be the unexplained compatibility issue, with any brand. I've seen a laptop that wouldn't work with any ram except the sticks it came with, had to turn a customer down fromba ram upgrade and wasted a few hours plugging random ram modules in then going for a walk when it wouldn't work.
ASUS is better than ASRock.
Gigabyte is somewhere in between.
Pic related is GOAT, 7 years old and is still running with a triple 980Ti setup.
This, except a friend did it, and than was like fuck thats a hardy motherboard. I like gigabyte, I have an ultra durable that's lasted 5 years now, and the 970 gaming's msi mobo I bought 4 months ago I am already warranting.
I've only ever owned and recommended MSI or ASUS.
My oldest MSI board was from 2009 and it's still functioning with an AMD Phenom 965.
More recently I have a MSI z97 Krait, generic MSI H81m, and ASUS z97 ITX board.
All functioning as intended. Aside from manufacturing errors, how do people break motherboards?
I understand where you're coming from as a consumer, but as someone who makes a living fixing them, I get a fair bit of ASUS motherboards that spontaneously died. At least with the MSI ones a cmos reset will fix it, but I've never been able to revive an Asus motherboard brought in for repair and I get them almost as much as the shitty aud 60 asrocks.
I have never had an Asus fail on me.
In fact my mother still uses my old E6600 system fine and I am thinking of upgrading her because I cannot find PATA drives at a reasonable price no more.
I tried to solve this problem for months. i5 760 supports up to 16 GB of 1066 and 1333MHz modules so i tried several brands, frequencies, clocks. Updating and tinkering with bios was no go. Same with fresh OS instalation. In the end i just ran with 4x2GB untill I replaced it.
Right now I have generic MSI with Z97 chipset, so far not a single problem occured.
Asrock is fine, but their budget boards tend to be more problematic than most.
Asus was a lot better in the core2 days.
Asus is shit.
Shit motherboards and shit graphics cards. See pic, asus gtx 960 pulling 250w from the pcie. Also shit AMD coolers.
They all have good and bad MBs just that simple. I.E Some people compare this ASUS Z97-E/USB3.1 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -------------to------------- GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD5 WIFI LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard and act like they should be same. When any reasonable human knows that is not the case at all
It's worth buying Gigabyte just for the packaging. ULTRA DURABLE JAPANESE SOLID CAPACITORS! Makes you feel like you bought a really awesome product.