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[DigiTimes] Abit may exit motherboard business

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Second-tier motherboard maker Abit is reportedly concidering phasing out of the motherboard market after evaluating its shipment performance of Intel 4 series motherboards, according to channel sources.

Abit, howerver, maintains it does not know anything about the speculation and will continue to develop motherboard products.

Abit's has failed to meet the expectations of parent company Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) in its ability to compete with fellow second-teir makers in terms of performance, or first-tier makers in terms of pricing in the mid-range and entry-level market, and so the company is evaluating whether to quit the market and start developing other products for the Abit brand, noted the sources.

In 2007, Abit shipped 2-3 million motherboards and had set a goal to ship six million units in 2008. However, the company's current shipments have actually decreased. Abit will determine whether to stay in the market after evaluating its shipments performance of P45-based motherboards, added the sources.
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I <3 my Abit IP35 Pro.
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I certainly hope this is false. I have gone through different motherboard manufacturers and I have found Abit to be the best. Let's hope that they survive and the P45 chipset can help them out.
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Woohoo! or aww~
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Woah!
I would be sad to see Abit go as a MoBo maker, my IC-7G is still going as strong as the day I bought it!
Ive had the Northbridge fan disconnected for WELL over a year!
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Damn I had a Abit board and loved it. I hope this isnt true.
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post #7 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gollie View Post
I <3 my Abit IP35 Pro.
same!
don't forget their amazing unique uGuru BIOS menu!! BEST BIOS ever!

currently split between Abit iP45 Pro and Asus Maximus 2. was going to get Abit if Maximus is out of my reach.

what happened? why? how? i thought the iP35 Pro was a huge success! over on OCuk, it is basically THE motherboard of p35, and on Bittech, it's the highest recommended mobo on there
Edited by wuyanxu - 5/27/08 at 1:23pm
post #8 of 34
Less manufacturers is bad news for all of us. It means less alternatives, less potential "sleeper" boards and higher prices from other manufacturers because they have less competition to keep their own prices in check.
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post #9 of 34
I don't know that I'd call them second tier. Though they don't sell nearly as much as say ASUS, they are still a reputable company. Plus, if it's based solely on sales, then Intel makes the best in the world, and DFI, ASUS, and Gigabyte are all the "Second Tier" companies.

That being said, enough people have had awesome luck with the IP35-Pro, and the QuadGT was amazing when it first came out, that it's sad if they do go broke and stop producing.
    
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post #10 of 34
My P965 QuadGT was the first board I took a C2D past 4ghz on (and now sits in a frame above my desk ) and I currently use an IP35-E in my sig rig

Abit boards are top notch, but their Customer Service is a joke....
    
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