Solved Gigabyte versus every other mobo maker Tags: Motherboards Gigabyte Last response: August 25, 2009 8:22 PM in Motherboards Share Upendra09 Motherboard Expert August 25, 2009 5:00:45 PM i have been shopping for a new mobo and i have come across gigabytes's new mobo tech that uases 2 oz PCBs and ultra durable 3 What are PCBs? printed circuit boards?<- what is that? I was wondering what the benefits were from the 2 oz PCBs and what it does? thanks for any replies More about : gigabyte versus mobo maker | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Shadow703793 Motherboard Expert August 25, 2009 5:53:13 PM PCB, Google that. As for the 2Oz Copper. It's just marketing. Won't really affect much unless going under LN2,etc with 2v+ to the CPU. | Report abuse MRFS August 25, 2009 6:05:14 PM PCB = Printed Circuit Board the extra copper helps to dissipate heat faster MRFS | Report abuse Shadow703793 Motherboard Expert August 25, 2009 7:29:01 PM ^True, but most good brand name makers already use Japanese caps these days. I have yet to see one SOLID review of the 2ox copper cooling the board better than the normal say P45-DS3l vs P45-UD3L. | Report abuse Upendra09 Motherboard Expert August 25, 2009 7:46:30 PM so are they used in high end builds like with phenoms and i7s? | Report abuse jsc Motherboard Master August 25, 2009 8:22:34 PM I think Gigabyte is using the 2 oz. copper with all their current boards. I have an EP45-UD3L, which is hardly a high end board. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Gigabyte versus every other mobo maker> Related ressources: Forum12 versus 16 versus 20 VRM on Gigabyte versus Asus Mobos.... ForumAMD VS Nvidia - Better Midrange GPU Maker ?? ForumGPU only working after every other reboot. ForumE6400 - L2 stepping versus B2 stepping ForumGames crash than audio is messed and every other program crashes Forum Forum ForumMobo for Ivy Bridge & CF 7970s - Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H or other ? ForumASROCK versus ASUS ForumMotherboard Makers Overlook A Significant Market Niche ! ForumA powerful workstation design looking for a few good man! ForumSocket AM3 versus socket G34: AM3 short lifespan? ForumComparison of GTX 660 ti brands ForumConfused with kits versus individual sticks ForumIntel's Pentium M 760 versus AMD's Turion 64 ML-44 ForumOpinions GTX 280 versus 550Ti for DX9 ForumI5-3570k + what mobo ? + a few other questions ForumAfter watching the newegg.com how to video. I decided to build my own. ForumFilm versus digital; Pure psychology? ForumDell XPS 420 (Q6600) vs. Phenom II X2 550 build vs. other ? ~$400 More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !