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post #11 of 34
Why should abit leave it's core business?

They have good portfolio.
From mATX with integrated graphics over fast last gen (like asrock) to highend x38.



I think they have a image problem.
People don't see it Highend as Asus nor cheap as Asrock.
Gigabyte is known better while they don't make better boards.

Another Problem is there small BIOS team.
Abit Boards come out with great BIOS and bugs been fixed but after 3 or 4 months often the updates end (abit forums is full of 45nm on P965 requests).

Not at least I want to mention they had a great x38 Highend Design (over the QuadGT) ready to release.
Intel told they gone bring out x48 soon that time so abit decided to wait.
But as we know the x48 came out months to late and abit missed a piece of the highend market....
Edited by MESeidel - 5/27/08 at 8:33am
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post #12 of 34
Well Abit lost my business by A) selling a board that underperforms (350max fsb) and B ) ripping me off for a HUGE rebate. And yes, their support sucks.
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Originally Posted by Gollie View Post
I <3 my Abit IP35 Pro.
Same here. I really do hope this isn't true.
    
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I liked my abit ip35-e till i killed some ram slots but now its running as a folding server no problem with 1 gig of ram and linux tough little board.
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Honestly, I don't think ABit has had any truly great motherboards since the NF7-S 2.0 and the IC7-G.

Unless they show signs of coming out with something exceptional again, I won't be missing them.
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post #16 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Honestly, I don't think ABit has had any truly great motherboards since the NF7-S 2.0 and the IC7-G.

Unless they show signs of coming out with something exceptional again, I won't be missing them.
abit had a lot of great Boards

The problem is today Asus, DFI and MSI are comming out with Mainboard monsters for over 200€.
They may not sell as good as a entry High end x38 Board but form the image of those company's.


While most people don't know the great abit stuff.
On LAN Parties always guys wonder that my Board got blue LED effects and the uGuru Panel (with OC on running System).



[EDIT]
Live OC profile change (clock speed, voltage) with uGuru Panel in attachments
Working with every abit Board that has a uGuru chip.
sry 4 bad quality -> cel phone cam
[/EDIT]
Edited by MESeidel - 5/27/08 at 9:05am
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post #17 of 34
Abit customer service is pretty crap, but there boards are great. I love my ip35 pro. It'd be a shame to see them go.
post #18 of 34
I doubt this is a current rumor. I remember hearing wind of this 6 months ago but nothing happened.
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post #19 of 34
Univeral abit denies quitting motherboard business after intel P45 (from OCWorkbench):

Quote:
We managed to catch our PR contacts before they are off for the day. Their immediate reactions is that we should not believe in such rumours.

Thore Welling, Universal ABIT Global Marketing Director points out: “ abit is a well established and strong brand within the enthusiast and high-end motherboard and components industry. In fact, particularly over the past 12 months we have been able to considerably increase market share not only in traditional markets such as Western Europe, but even stronger so in emerging markets such as East Asia as well as in the Middle East. Therefore, the broadening of our product lines into the Consumer Electronics (digital photo frames with integrated photo printer {FunFab} and MIDs) segment represents a stronger commitment to the overall brand and the continuation of our motherboard concept into other products. abit stays committed to motherboards and has a broad lineup of motherboards ready, as you will see in during Computex.â€

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post #20 of 34
No! They make great boards.......
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