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Tom's Hardware's AMA With Gigabyte, In Its Entirety

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July 26, 2013 9:43:51 PM

My question is when will there be a Haswell motherboard that supports 64Gb RAM so I can achieve my dream of a 56Gb RAMDisk!
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July 26, 2013 11:23:07 PM

I had a question to ask , and missed again :(  Anyways , here's my question -

Since Gigabyte sells both Motherboards and GPU's , Is there going to any integration like the Motherboard increasing/decreasing GPU clock , Voltage , Fan speed on its own , according to the situation and type of use ? If yes , does Gigabyte plan to release a specific motherboard and/or GPU series which support this , or will some existing motherboards have this as well ? Also does Gigabyte plan on launching OC capable OC series motherboards with the B85/H87 chipset ?
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July 26, 2013 11:59:22 PM

I look forward to their AMD mITX boards.
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July 27, 2013 12:55:36 AM

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Q. What does Gigabyte make beside motherboard and graphic cards? Does Gigabyte plan on making other product such as PSU, CPU Cooler, Fan, etc.?

They do, but according to all the reviews I've seen (at Hardware Secrets, maybe others) they're utter rubbish.
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July 27, 2013 1:26:36 AM

No one wants to give us ONE decent microATX AM3+ board. You will be the only one, Gigabyte. I would be willing to pay above average money for an average microATX board. :( 


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July 27, 2013 4:06:18 AM

That Terabyte question made me burst out in laugh :D 
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July 27, 2013 4:28:27 AM

To be honest, I don't care about the board being socketed. If the processor is fast, the board is top quality, and the system on a chip is cheap then it's a total win in my book - as long as you include a PCI-E slot. Intel still can't make a GPU worth my time.
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July 27, 2013 8:27:17 AM

JonnyDough said:
To be honest, I don't care about the board being socketed. If the processor is fast, the board is top quality, and the system on a chip is cheap then it's a total win in my book - as long as you include a PCI-E slot. Intel still can't make a GPU worth my time.


That's kinda contradictory - BGA Haswells are the only ones that have Iris Pro iGPUs, and that's one of their selling points.
That's the point of having a soldered package - it's directed at people who could care less about upgrading and have no need for a dedicated GPU.
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July 27, 2013 2:39:15 PM

Why is it that Gigabyte Mobos are costlier then AS rock and Asus but the Graphic cards are cheaper then others?
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July 28, 2013 1:58:24 AM

MITX form factor is where the I7 4770R could have excelled but it appears that the i7 4770R is already a catastrophic failure along with IRIS, it was intended to be standalone integrated graphics to isolate AMD and Nvidia mobile GPU's and to challenge AMD's APU platform yet we have seen all OEMs shipping IRIS off with discrete solutions and the desktop i7 4770R already appears to be overpriced and pointless, proves the point that all the money in the world means nothing when its the end user's needs that are not being tailored for, it was always about making money and nobody, or at least sane people will not drop a $500 bomb on a 4770R.
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July 29, 2013 9:17:25 AM

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Q. Will we see any mATX AM3+ motherboards from Gigabyte?

A. Regarding AM3+ in Micro-ATX, I'm pretty sure that we don't currently see sufficient demand. AM3+ is pretty much squeezed into an enthusiast space where ATX seems a better fit, not least because it provides better multi-GPU options.



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Q. Are there any plans in the future to make am3+ mITX boards?

A. We just launched our FM2 mini-ITX motherboard, and we are investigating the possibility of doing more small form fact motherboards for different AMD platforms.


Anyone else notice this?
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July 30, 2013 3:02:16 PM

This small motherboard is more powerful than I thought.
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