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[TT] GIGABYTE to apologize for Misleading Pic

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GIGABYTE will soon run front page advertisements in the biggest Taiwanese newspapers apologizing to ASUS for using a misleading picture in its presentation of DES vs. EPU at a motherboard event it held for international press at its HQ.



ASUS announced that it would sue GIGABYTE and some of its staff last week as the power saving battle waged on for young and old in Taiwan. ASUS is suing GIGABYTE for the use of a misleading picture of blown capacitors.

The pictured suggested to attending press (including TweakTown who was at the event) that ASUS motherboards do not use high quality components. ASUS learned that the picture was actually of a graphics card from another vendor and rightfully so, acted quickly to respond.

According to reports by local press today, ASUS has circulated news to local Taiwanese press this morning that GIGABYTE will run the said front page advertisements in local newspapers this weekend. GIGABYTE will use it to publically and formerly apologize to ASUS – it will be a written statement of apology from GIGABYTE chairman to ASUS chairman. The apology by GIGABYTE is an exercise in restoring calm between the two Taiwanese motherboard maker heavyweights.

It will be interesting to see ASUS’ response to the front page apology and if the two motherboard makers can get back to doing what they do best – making motherboards. If you are interested in finding out more about the other claims made by GIGABYTE at said press event have a look at this article.
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post #2 of 35
Hahaha. Nice try covering your tracks there Gigabyte. I believe the wheels have begun turning already though so you may be too little too late. Companies should not throw insults like children in the school yard do.
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post #3 of 35
go Asus.....turn them into a Megabyte
    
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post #4 of 35
lol Gigabyte pwned themselves
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Yeah, Too bad that ASUS does make crappy motherboards, This would be the forth one I've had die on me. (Or at least, its showing the signs of dying, that one of my other, now dead, asus boards showed)
    
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post #6 of 35
It will be interesting to see what Gigabyte says exactly. While the picture might have been misleading, ASUS has been pretty quiet about directly refuting Gigabyte's EPU claims.
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spart View Post
Hahaha. Nice try covering your tracks there Gigabyte. I believe the wheels have begun turning already though so you may be too little too late. Companies should not throw insults like children in the school yard Intel and NVidia do.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
Yeah, Too bad that ASUS does make crappy motherboards, This would be the forth one I've had die on me. (Or at least, its showing the signs of dying, that one of my other, now dead, asus boards showed)
asus makes crappy mobo`s?
my asus commando kicks ass
my previous gigabyte was a PITA
maybe you got some bad mobo`s or something like that
but overall asus is just great
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post #9 of 35
Lol.... So many asus fan boys
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post #10 of 35
Asus+Nvidia Chipset is the work of the devil.

Asus + ATI/AMD Chipset, the son of the devil.

Asus + Intel chipset, not a bad piece of hardware

Asus + Via chipset? Ah, the good ole days
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