What is the BEST Motherboard Manufacturer??
Total: 1600 votes (1104 blank votes)
- Abit USA
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Asus have something like 50% of the mobo market so should in theory get ~50% of your votes in the poll.
abit USA aren't a mobo manufacturer as such but the US subsidiary of Universal abit (nitpicking I know but Tom's Hardware isn't a particularly US centric site so abit USA aren't relevant to a large % of the readership)
I think Gigabyte or MSI is best for extreme overclocking.
I had trouble with Abit before, but I know it's a big company and around a long time so I must have just had bad luck.
From what little I know, DELL makes it's own motherboards. They should be included (even though you can't buy just the Dell motherboard)
I actually like that Toms is not US centric, even though I'm American. I think this gives a better perspective on the world as a whole. (Not showing much stupid US 2-Year phone plans and showing non-Microsoft International standards for example)
My 2 cents.
Many of my friends had Asus boards, and they all had some issues, always something else...
Memory fried, gameport didn't work, raid failed (!), southbridge coolers failing, agp ports frying new vga cards... on and on.
And when it happens, it's always: "maybe I just got a bad sample, Asus mobo's are great!"
Plus there's the fact that their website sucks. They don't offer the CDs that come out of the box etc.
I'd have to say for Intel based system it's definitely between Gigabyte and Asus. As of late I have been VERY impressed with Gigabyte boards specifically my GA-P35-DQ6 rev 1.0 board.
My Asus P5W-DH board was pretty good but nowhere near as good a clocker. My Asus P5K-E WIFI/AP is pretty awesome so far though.
Have had a few god-awful boards from Asrock, ECS and MSI, these were a few years ago but once bitten...
Currently running Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H, it's a very solid board, nice features, CHEAP!!! ( ) and its awesomest!! (Currently running GTX285 for games nd stuff + 9800GTX for physx(And the 9800 was my old card))
Anybody noticed AMD motherboards dont have the same features as those based on Intel, such as Lucid (Mix and match GPU brands/Manufacturers/Revisions) or the ability to SLI and Xfire on the same board?
btw gothems finest...nice avatar