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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    It's gotta be true, otherwise Hexus woudn't risk being sued for huge liable damages from USI for loss of sales otherwise. See it happen with Newspaper articles all the time that post damaging articles lol.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    I'm at an utter loss as to why so many people buy ASUS. I've tried many of their boards over the generations and they have rarely been problem free. They are usually quite big issues in my experience too.

    I have never found them to be particularly good overclockers either, under water, phase or air *shrug*. Very average boards in my experience.
    Oh and their customer service (BIOS updates etc.) is quite simply shocking.
    The Asus P2B-LS motherboard is quite possibly the one problem free motherboard I've had.

    The Abit NF-7 had quite possibly the worst problem I can ask for from a motherboard (other than going up in flame) - it would corrupt HD data under certain circumstances (I think it was when you copy HD from one SATA drive to another). Let's just say I wasn't amused when I found a significant part of my music collection with hash checks errors (my experience was not a one off, I found others experiencing the same problem and Abit did eventually release a fix for it - too late for my data though).

    I was disappointed by the Asus A8R32-MVP too. Early adopters had a series of problem with their boards (one of them being some kind of noise). Mine was relatively problem free except for one problem that no reviewers noticed. The isolated Silicon Image SATA port near the CPU was perfectly located for the 2nd Gen Raptor I was using at the time, which was slotted at the top of the case, fitted with a drive cooler. Perfectly located, but too bad thy weren't compatible (unless one can live with a capped transfer rate of 10MB/sec).

    I still have the acclaimed a brand new Abit IP35-Pro which I've not had the chance to build on. I was going to sell it off, but eh, maybe I'll rethink it. If it's as problem free as my first Asus, maybe I should just build an affordable Core 2 system instead of waiting for Nehalem. Pretty shocking news overall though - people have generally been singing praise about Abit motherboard in the Core 2 era - how can they exit now?

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    The Abit NF-7 had quite possibly the worst problem I can ask for from a motherboard (other than going up in flame) - it would corrupt HD data under certain circumstances (I think it was when you copy HD from one SATA drive to another). Let's just say I wasn't amused when I found a significant part of my music collection with hash checks errors (my experience was not a one off, I found others experiencing the same problem and Abit did eventually release a fix for it - too late for my data though).
    In fairness to Abit - it was a NF2 / SI problem, and the issue hit all boards which used the combination.

    However, how it got past testing I'll never know. Such a big bug making it into the final production board and BIOS was shocking.
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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Then you might remember BP6 as well, it was the first (and only) dual s370 MB.
    It wasnt the only s370 dual board but I'm pretty sure it was one of the only ones that would allo weasy overclocking.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by nightmare99 View Post
    It wasnt the only s370 dual board but I'm pretty sure it was one of the only ones that would allow easy overclocking.
    It WAS the only dual S370 that supported Celerons in SMP; when it came out, Intel hadn't stripped the SMP capability out of Celerons. It wasn't supported by Intel, and you were on your own if it stuffed up, but it meant that you could have a very good SMP machine for a fraction of what it would have cost you for an officially supported variant. Saved my last firm a packet, as they were developing software which needed testing on SMP rigs.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    if you can't compete, quit?

    i have had 2-3 abit boards and never been happy with them.

    false promises (KT7-A) "sure it will support future Palomino cores"...ya right thats why an entirely new board revision was needed:/ (otherwise sit through boot bugs etc) not fun.

    FP-IN9, i presume the quality of the components must have been poor at best as it was an overclocking DOG.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickg View Post
    if you can't compete, quit?

    i have had 2-3 abit boards and never been happy with them.

    false promises (KT7-A) "sure it will support future Palomino cores"...ya right thats why an entirely new board revision was needed:/ (otherwise sit through boot bugs etc) not fun.

    FP-IN9, i presume the quality of the components must have been poor at best as it was an overclocking DOG.
    Doesn't anyone wait a while before purchasing a motherboard these days?, I've used 5 Asus motherboards & 6 Abit motherboards with no problems whatsoever (see list below) apart from having to Rma 1 Asus (what a nightmare that was!) motherboard & 2 Abit motherboards (excellent Rma service when in UK).

    Every motherboard manufacturer has problems with motherboards, Asus, DFI, Abit, MSI, Gigabyte etc etc either by design or long standing bios issues.

    If I had a crap motherboard that didn't work properly within 7 days of purchase I would simply send it back via the "Distance selling act" & get an alternative product & if a motherboard wasn't getting bios update for future cpu's I would simply sell it & buy a motherboard that is compatable & sell your existing board to recoup costs.

    List of Motherboards I've used.
    (1998) Asus P2BF - S1 (Pentium II Motherboard)
    (2002) Abit KR7A-RAID - Skt A
    (2003) Abit NF7-S - Skt A
    (2004) Asus A8V Deluxe Rev 1 - S939
    (2004) Asus A8V Deluxe Rev 2 - S939
    (2004) Abit AV8-3rd Eye - S939
    (2005) Asus A8N-SLI Premium - S939 - Still in use today.
    (2007) Asus P5N-E SLI - S775
    (2007) Abit IN9 32X-MAX Wi-Fi - S775
    (2007) Abit AB9 Quad GT - S775
    (2007) Abit IP35 Pro - S775
    (2008) ? ? ?

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    looks like [H]ardOCP are the first site to back up Hexus from their own sources
    http://www.hardocp.com/news.html?new...VzaWFzdCwsLDE=

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    ive had 2x DFi boards and i couldnt be happier with either of them. i would never go back to abit, even if they paid me.

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    Re: News - abit exits mainboard market - confirmed

    Just when I was looking forward to an Abit p45 motherboard. it is a sad day.
    I've used a few Abit's back in the day and never had problems with them, I used a ip35 dark raider to build a pc for a friend and it was a lovely motherboard.

    I'm not sure how realibale that market share data is, as it's only based on data cpuz has gathered, esp as foxconn is not listed and both Foxconn and MSI produce a lot oem motherboards that get used in pre-built systems.
    I just don't think many people who buy a prebuilt pc would do something like use cpuz to gather data on there system.

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