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Images: Three motherboards for Intel and AMD CPUs

10 comments
w2ktechman
w2ktechman

Whats this? Would it have killed someone to show off a real board for AMD board? Or done 2 for each (2 intel, 2 AMD). The AMD board there must have been displayed only due to price, or to knock AMD (like it is antiquated or something). Ok, my b!tchfest is over...

gil_gosseyn
gil_gosseyn

This should be called "Two Intel Motherboards...and, oh yeah, an AMD starter board." I guess Intel must have pulled their usual tactics and threatened to make all their customers pull any advertising if AMD was presented as more than an afterthought. As for Gigabyte, I have never used any of their products. I DO know I have had great success with ABIT motherboards, and would recommend them to anyone for their quality, stability, and overclocking abilities.

pmshah
pmshah

Abit never considered India as a market worth considering when we have phenomenal growth taking place in in the IT sector. They have zero presence here in India.

Aaron A Baker
Aaron A Baker

There are STILL a lot of PCI and "AGP" interfaces out there. What do they think? That we're just going to dump all of our AGP equipment to meet their requirements? Get real folks, we're being manipulated beyond belief provided we're naive enough to fall for it. Which I would hope we are not. These should be treated in the same manner as VISTA and recognized for what they truly are, instead of jumping on the Hype Bandwagon. PCI, Everything may be the new way,however it is not necessarily the better way. Regards Aaron

dryd
dryd

Works for me. When new stuff comes out, all the older stuff goes on the market for peanuts. Leaving us the option of building slightly older but still quite nice systems for next to nothing. HAL, here we come!

pmshah
pmshah

I wonder why you are so hot on Gigabyte motherboards when they don't stand by their product warranty? I have burned my fingers a few times. All they do is give you a runaround until the warranty period is over. Even their headquarters in Taiwan take it lightly and don't pay heed to end users. Not again in this lifetime. Now I am an out & out fan of MSI. Never had a SINGLE problem in last 7 years. May be 2-5 % slower than a Gigabyte or Asus but reliability, stability & LONGEVITY are paramount in books.

golncor
golncor

I have used ASUS products in the past and would recommend them.

yooper
yooper

I too was disapointed by the lack of offering from AMD. I've been using AMD CPU's for years and find them just as fast or faster than Intel. I suppose it's like anything else, the biggest name gets all the attention because it's the most well known.

balester
balester

One sided pro Intel...rated poor.

gerri_mike
gerri_mike

I'm looking at a new mobo and want DDR2 as well as DDR3 and thought I missed this one when I was looking. Are you sure it has DDR2 support? Looking at Gigabyte's site they say DDR3 only.