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Which motherboard brand is more durable and reliable ?
ASUS or Gigabyte ?
post #2 of 9
Brands in general are completely irrelevant. Many manufacturers make good boards, and the same manufacturers make not so good boards. When purchasing a motherboard, you have to compare the specific models against each other. Generally speaking though, both Asus and Gigabyte are pretty good.
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post #3 of 9
Reliability probably Gigabyte, Asus boards on occasion can be a pain in the butt. But both are champion makers.
 
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post #4 of 9
This is more of a subjective question.Quality of components will come down to what models you look at from either company.They both are very good manufacturers.
To me, it's a 50/50 call. Gigabyte boards have become as reputably good as ASUS within the past 3-4 years or so. If it were me, I'd go Asus.
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Asus all the way
 
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Both are really good brands, but personally, as I've used different boards from both manufacturers, I'd go for Gigabyte.
    
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I have heard that ASUS has better support for releasing bios updates that fix issues.

Gigabyte on the other hand makes some solid boards. Not to mention the voltage is pretty steady, esp if you don't mind some slightly higher idle temps.
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Originally Posted by makesithappen;14638864 
Asus all the way

i wouldnt say all the way. its known that some asus models have been a fail,and same for gigabyte .it all comes down to which models you chose.
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Asus = UEFI
Gigabyte = Hybrid BIOS

I've heard UEFI is better than BIOS. One part that I agree on is that it's easier to navigate in a UEFI. UEFI has native support for 3TB<</u> hard drives. The Hybrid BIOS does too so I don't know if that matters. I've also heard UEFI boots up faster. I just wish Gigabyte boards had UEFI instead of the Hybrid BIOS. I don't see an asus equivalent to the UD5 (they only have 2 990FX boards, excluding the CHV with the thunderbolt card) so if you're getting a UD3 or UD5 board, tough luck...unless you really don't mind the hybrid BIOS.

Otherwise, both are great companies. UEFI performing better than a BIOS is just simply when you enter the UEFI/BIOS, it boots faster. It makes it a lot easier to overclock though (UEFI) due to the more user friendly GUI.
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