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-- 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

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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

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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

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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.

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Ultra Durable™ 4 model list

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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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post #2 of 55
Maybe their claim is right, but I would like to know where they got that from?
I mean, when was the last time your mobo died? I have a AMD running since 2005 (asus), only issue: PSU died. C2D running since 2007, no issue so far (asus mobo) now I have an EVGA which is far superior than any ASUS I got!
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X79 MB from them when they were first released. Burning vrms? Seems legit.
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Maybe their claim is right, but I would like to know where they got that from?
I mean, when was the last time your mobo died? I have a AMD running since 2005 (asus), only issue: PSU died. C2D running since 2007, no issue so far (asus mobo) now I have an EVGA which is far superior than any ASUS I got!

my Gigabyte 780G board literately caught on fire.

The rma has been working since though.
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Didnt they just recall more boards?
 
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I don't think they recalled the X79 motherboards. From my understanding, that was just a misleading title that a writer decided to insert. It was poorly phrased and not confirmed by Gigabyte before it was posted.
    
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Maybe their claim is right, but I would like to know where they got that from?
I mean, when was the last time your mobo died? I have a AMD running since 2005 (asus), only issue: PSU died. C2D running since 2007, no issue so far (asus mobo) now I have an EVGA which is far superior than any ASUS I got!

I've had lots of motherboards die on me, mostly ASUS ones. The biggest problem I've found are SATA ports, they frustrate me to no end as I've found them the first to go.

Funniest experience I've had was with a Gigabyte board that caught fire after two years running overclocked biggrin.gif
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I've had everything go wrong on Asus boards, I dont' knock them to join this band wagon, I knock them because I've been using them since socket 754 and everyone all the way up to AM2 had crap fail, had to RMA them, I finally gave up and went with gigabyte, been using them since AM2 came out and haven't had an issue yet.
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post #9 of 55
I would have to say though that we have all had excellent experiences with some boards. For me it was asus, never had any problems with them after owning an ecs board that was rma'd 3 times. But for gigabyte to claim this, doesn't really mean much because of course no company is going to openly report their rma numbers, so can't really say. But from the gigabyte boards I have dealt with they are alright but not superior to any other board at their price point.
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I knocked a cap off of my UD3P when I removed the graphics card...

Gigabyte repaired it free (under warranty)...

Gigabyte rocks!
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