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According to DigiTimes, Gigabyte announced that the company will transfer its existing own-brand motherboard and graphics cards business to Gigabyte United Incorporated, a joint venture established with Asustek.



Gigabyte's shareholders on November 7 approved the deal, which was approved earlier by the company's board of directors. Gigabyte and Asustek signed a strategic-alliance agreement for the joint venture on August 8 of this year, according to Gigabyte chairman Dandy Yeh. Gigabyte United will have an initial capital of NT$8.0 billion, with Gigabyte and Asustek holding a 51% and 49% stake, respectively, Yeh indicated. Yeh will assume the chairmanship of the new joint venture.
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Wonder what will be come if this. Maybe the best motherboards ever! Gigabyte and ASUS are the two top dogs right now. They should put out some pretty awesome motherboards.
    
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I'd say it puts DFI and MSI in serious trouble.
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I'd say it puts DFI and MSI in serious trouble.
If you ask me MSI and DFI were allready in trouble. I got a MSI board that had to be RMAed 3times before I got a working one, which failed again about 7months later. It was a s939 board, I will never buy MSI ever again, and when I looked up the problem with MSI boards seems like almost everyone has to RMA them tons. But I guess if you get a working one you have a fast board.
I only did one DFI build and had lots of cross over in the on board sound, then the USB ports stopped working on some devices and others it would just be extra slow. Had to send it back, the one that I got back seems to be working fine now. But I have never had to send back an Asus board! And when I build a PC I use gigabye unless someone ask for something other then gigabyte or asus. I hate returns, its just bad for business. Maybe if MSI and DFI stepped up there Quality control they would be in better shape, but the rep of MSI is pretty much really bad in the main stream market, and others like me. MSI and DFi both only seem to be doing well in the gaming market. Dont belive me ask newegg which boards from these companys have the highest sales, and you well see its only the ones geared for gamers.
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Never used a DFI board, I know they are well repsected in the AMD world though.

MSI, no thanks....I had one of their boards once (hand down) and tried to set it up and get it working, the manual appeared to be written by a non-english speaking 4 year old......MSI holds a place in my mind right above ECS....right at the bottom of the barrel.


This should be an interesting partnership.......
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