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News Abit has new boards and a brighter outlook?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 6 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    I hda a problem once with an abit board and was able to take tothere office in stevenage and get it changed in one day. They were great help there. I don't think there is anyway I will be able to have the same level of service as that now.

    Oh and have they given any reson as to why they lost all but one of their staff?
     
  3. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    why are the AMD boards ugly and the Intel boards cool looking...
     
  4. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    cus Intel is the "cool" brand for enthusiasts at the moment.
     
  5. Kierax

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    I've put it down to making it appeal to the mass market more, I wonder if more money is spent on the Intel variants, since the enthusiast and home computer market seem intent on Intel based computers at the time being.
     
  6. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    they went through lots of financial trouble and are still trying to recover... so people most likely left in search for a job with a smaller risk of the company going down.
     
  7. BUFF

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    the AMD mobos will be about £50 I would guess, the IP35XE, IP45 Pro & GT3 & IX48-MAX will all be well over £100 I would imagine.

    As for the office being down to 1 person I suspect that it's down to abit Europe cost-cutting rather than people voluntarily leaving - shame as UK tech support/RMA was very good.
     
  8. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    A board that can do crossfire and SLI? Cool! Not that its really much help to me
     
  9. naokaji

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    your referring to this part?
    it says its two different boards and the hybrid doesnt mean it supports both sli and crossfire, but that it supports hybrid sli (which is mixing nvidia onboard graphics and nvidia dedicated graphics).
     
  10. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    My two weeks old IP35 suddenly feels mediocre :( Damn you, new hardware!
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I must say, I've always had a love for the MAX series - nice to see it return. :D
     
  12. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    W00t mATX AM2+!
     
  13. Primoz

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    ABit is taking care of the enthusiasts real well. DFI is doing a simmilar job but Foxconn taking their engineers didn't help them. Though they are turning out new boards like mad. Now only Asus is still quite a weird company.
     
  14. BUFF

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    yup, I may just have to get 1 ... ;).

    I do worry about us being left only with Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, ECS & Foxconn for mainstream retail mobos though (I even have doubts about MSI).
    Look at all the others that have gone (Soltek, Soyo etc.), retreated into a niche (Shuttle, Albatron etc.) or are hard to find (at least in the UK Biostar & DFI).
     
  15. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    ah, the iP45 Pro looks soooo cool. 8-phrase....... more OC for my quad

    so did Richard ask my question: have they get their act together and caught up with Asus/Gigabyte with I/O stability and speed?
    (eg, front panel USB don't seems to be able to supply my portable HDD enough power even WITH 2 USB ports. and front IO seems slower than rare IO pannels)

    but boooooooo for now UK RMA, this was one of the reason i bought Abit
     
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  17. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    wow, ace heatpipe! looks like it will be a cool motherboard, both in looks and temperature.

    not sure about sideways, but im sure a TRUE will fit vertically.

    many, many thanks Richard!
     
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