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[TcMag] Asus sues Gigabyte for 'defamatory acts'

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The battle of the Taiwan titans rages on but this time, the stakes have been raised as, after a little PR rumble, Asus has announced that it has sued Gigabyte for defamatory acts. It all started with Gigabyte holding a press event in which it made claims and showcased results regarding Asus' energy saving technology centered around the Energy Processing Unit or EPU. Asus responded to Gigabyte's event through a press release last week and today it upped the ante with a new release which reads:

ASUS condemns the defamatory and false accusations raised by our competitor, Gigabyte.

Gigabyte, without a full understanding of ASUS' engineering design and methods, has made false accusations against ASUS motherboards' EPU features and the quality of ASUS' motherboards' components.

Also, in a press briefing presentation, Gigabyte used a photograph with blown-up (exploded) capacitors and led the audience to believe it was an ASUS product, to support its false allegations that ASUS uses questionable quality components. However, the image was found to be taken from a photograph of a VGA card manufactured by another vendor. The action of misrepresenting a third party product to be an ASUS product is truly defamatory and clearly outside the realm of decent competition.

ASUS takes pride in its innovations, which are measured against the highest standards in the industry at all stages of operation - from project development, engineering, manufacturing to service. Through a combination of the best quality-controlled components and processes, ASUS delivers state-of-the art technology breakthroughs to meet customers´ needs. Every breakthrough is the result of huge R&D engineering efforts.

Hence, while it is common to have competition among companies, the use of the above mentioned methods are defamatory and condemnable. ASUS deeply resents Gigabyte's action.


Long story short, Asus has thus decided to report Gigabyte to the Fair Trade Commission of Taiwan and has filed a lawsuit against its competitor. Gigabyte's has yet to respond to the lawsuit.
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Go ASUS, Gigabyte was stupid with this one.
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post #3 of 42
1. Asus never really disproved Gigabytes claims of their 'energy efficiency' So i can't see how that would hold in court as defamatory.

But yes gigabyte was stupid when they tried to slander Asus with the capacitors lol. They deserve a law suit for that one.
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post #4 of 42
A certain meme comes to mind in the case of gigabyte...

PROVE ME WRONG.
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post #5 of 42
Well ASUS could have lied about that.

We never will know.

Here that motherboard that P5K SE/EPU Gigabyte was refering to.



Here is a image of what Gigabyte slide on that chipset.


Edited by wolf_08 - 5/24/08 at 5:25am
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At this point, Gigabyte officially states that their original claims that Asus lied, that the P5K products don’t deliver as promised, and that Asus silently modified product specs on its website without changing actual hardware — are 100-percent accurate and true. Asus’ initial response, which promised to clarify information, still has not. No benchmarks, figures or comparison has been released by Asus at this point. Tom’s Hardware will release its independent test results when complete.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asu...oard,5442.html

I'm looking forward to seeing Asus debunk this whole mess assuming GB's findings were indeed false.
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Well those images of mine showed that ASUS could have lied about being video card.
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No, the image Asus is talking about is a blown capacitor. this image.




rest of the slides are up here.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asu...oard,5348.html

I think what GB was trying to get across is "hey, these are the capacitors asus uses, and they are known to blow. Here's an example..." It is pretty sneaky though, because looking at a picture of this board on newegg, I can see the first picture with the red x on it is from the asus board, but I can't find the same capacitor layout they used in the next two pictures. So yeah, it does seem the last two pictures of the blown capacitors are from something else.
Edited by Johnny Utah - 5/24/08 at 5:46am
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Technically, they never state that the pictures are pictures of Asus products, they just say this is what you could see on your Asus board.
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and now the girly slap fight that was amd vs intel is now asus vs gigabyte. of course giga will win
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