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Asrock have done nothing but grow since breaking from Asus? I cant see what is so bad about it unless he means for Asus? I do remember rumours last year of Asus trying to aquire Asrock once again.....

I used to sing to high heaven about Asus and their motherboards up untill i got my hands on a P8 P67 Pro which wasn't able to take my current 2500K above 4.8ghz. Switched over to Asrock and i can run over 5.5ghz, Same cpu.

Asrock motherboards aren't tissue thin or thinner than Any Asus or Gigabyte motherboard i've owned, The OC Formula is also an 8 layer pcb

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However they split up so that Pegatron could make products for other vendors without the ASUS name attached to it. Pegatron took ASRock, however their bond didn?t end there, ASUS still needed Pegatron to build their boards and thus share things with each other. However that recently changed a whole lot when ASUS decided to start selling its ~25% share of Pegatron. That greatly reduced the amount of parts available to ASRock, such as the CHiL 8-Phase digital PWM, that is why all ASRock Z77 boards(except OC Formula) use the Intersil ISL6367 which is analog at heart, and why ASRock didn't want to change its marketing (still says digital PWM).

Basically his point that the split increased the cost for ASRock to acquire high quality digital VRM from ASUS, thus leading to ASRock not using digital VRM on all Z77 board save OC Formula when all Gigabyte/ASUS board this gen have digital VRMs.
Edited by sherlock - 2/7/13 at 11:04am
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are you saying i twisted his view in some way?
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My Extreme 4 while I had it was doing OK, eventually upgraded to this Gigabyte board because I wanted better VRMs.
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