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What's wrong with Driver MOSFETs? Pretty much everyone uses that as of now, except ASRock/MSI cheaping out with D-PAK on low-end models and Gigabyte that uses single-package IR VRMs on their current high-end motherboards.

Nothing, unless they aren't properly cooled down when ran under heavy loads.

International Rectifier's driver MOSFETs aren't the same stuff that MSI used on their DrMOS-labeled motherboards. Those were highly sensitive to temperature, and the driver would de-rate itself if temperature rose above a certain ceiling, that in turn heated even more the rest of the DrMOS, driving the phase into a spiral of uncontrollably rising temperatures

http://documentation.renesas.com/doc/products/transistor/rej03g1605_r2j20604npds.pdf

There you go. Each package can dissipate 25W of heat. Check the power output curve derating with temperature.

You figure out the rest smile.gif
   
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I've had countless Asus and Gigabyte boards. Only one ASRock board and no MSI boards. I would buy Asus and Gigabyte in the future, but I will never, ever purchase anything ASRock again.
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I've had countless Asus and Gigabyte boards. Only one ASRock board and no MSI boards. I would buy Asus and Gigabyte in the future, but I will never, ever purchase anything ASRock again.

Really? What happened? I'm planning on getting one since they have pretty nice reviews, especially the z77 ones.

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Considering how fast asrock has grown and how many boards they are selling lately i think their rma figures are excellent! Lets not forget they were the underdogs a few years back

Agreed with that. They eventually already overtake Asus.thumb.gif
post #25 of 140
I will only buy Gigabyte or ASUS motherboards. I would never buy an ASRock or MSI mobo, not unless they improve their build quality and reliability at least.
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post #26 of 140
I am a big fan of ASUS products as they have never failed me from motherboards to GPUs. I do constantly hear that their customer support is terrible though. I might just have to consider a GIGABYTE board in the future.

The only reason I have never used GIGABYTE is I know they have released some unreliable products in the past and the memory stuck with me.
post #27 of 140
Gigabyte has always been my first choice of boards, my ud3p board is still just as solid as the day I got it. Plus they tend to make some of the best overclocking boards.
Asus is usually my number 2 but Asus has been really sketchy in the RMA department. Also My Asus Laptop doesn't scream quality care, neither does most of their boards.
MSI is only good for graphic cards IMO
Asrock is good but thats it really. They fudge voltage readings and use cheaper components, though for the money they are pretty good. Really Asrock board are more comparable to Biostar's higher/middle end boards.
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That's because their RMA site is a nightmare... can't register an account to rma my 670 because it says they already have an account registered. Then when I try to recover using my only 2 email addresses they aren't registered... low rma due to garbage systems, finding their tech support to be god awful and run you in circles too
post #29 of 140
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I've had countless Asus and Gigabyte boards. Only one ASRock board and no MSI boards. I would buy Asus and Gigabyte in the future, but I will never, ever purchase anything ASRock again.

Really? What happened? I'm planning on getting one since they have pretty nice reviews, especially the z77 ones.

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Well, it was just flaky. By that I mean the BIOS was kinda hit and miss (some times it would save settings, sometimes it wouldn't), and overclocking was very limited. Maybe I just had a bad board and it left a sour taste in my mouth, but it was just overall a poor quality board.

In all honesty, I shouldn't be bashing ASRock too much because I've only had one board from them. Maybe their QC has gotten better tho. I would just check reviews and ask fellow OCN members about the particular ASRock board you plan on getting.
post #30 of 140
From having ASUS boards and Gigabyte board I can say this Is correct, ASUS board are good dont get me wrong but Gigabyte board are 100x better biggrin.gif
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