Making Motherboards The Gigabyte Way

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  • Fadamor
    Remind me not to buy any Gigabyte products from when those reporters were there. We all know how reporters like to shed! :)
  • Shadow703793
    Now I know how my P35/P45-DS3x boards are made! :)
  • night_wolf_in
    man, this is some shit. i feel that the price they ask us is so little. lol
  • Mr_Man
    I couldn't help but notice that with the exception of 3 men in the last 2 pictures, every other employee of Gigabyte seems to be female. I always associate factory jobs with men, but apparently things are different in Taiwan. Of course, it could just be that the photographer "forgot" to take pictures of men.
  • pogsnet
    Wow! you should also visit the other top 3 makers ASUS and MSI. Let's compare them which one is much professional on this. ^_^
  • gaiden
    very insightful. im guessing women workers are on the floor probably because they are more agile with their smaller hands. After all, it's only fair for women to make 'mother'boards i assume :)
  • lightfoot__
    Wow, that is cool. I have seen wave soldering in person so I know how precise and neat that is. I'm not sure I like how that guy is looking at my DS3L in slide 18 or 19 thought...

    Whisper silent... I hope those are earbuds and not earplugs then. I think I'd have some form of carpel tunnel in a week there. Makes me appreciate the boards a bit more.

    Thanks for a smart (though not super detailed) write up with fewer then usual errors in the writing!
  • mf_fm
    Gigabyte FTW
    Very interesting. I would love to go on a tour!
  • Slobogob
    The Board in picture 17 has a really wicked rear. 4 RJ45 (possibly LAN) connectors and 8 USB? Which Gigabyte board is that?
  • alvine
    Wooow that really impressive! That wants me to choose Gigabyre over other brands seeing the quality of the production and how much manual labor giving the quality over quantity
  • sidereus
    very nice article :P

    funny how we saw only 1 guy workin there :D
  • customisbetter
    holy crap! that is cool. I really want to buy gigabyte now...
  • chechnyan
    i wish to become an employee there
  • dragoncyber
    Interesting... Now if you could only get inside Intel and get picks of how Nehalem is being constructed...
  • jeb1517
    Wow, in picture 17, the motherboard has 4 ethernet ports? Which board is that?

    Really cool article btw.
  • Anonymous
    I had 5 expensive gigabyte motherboards which died in less than one year, amd 939 socket(2006), that was a well known gigabyte issue, why do you think they advertise "durable capacitors" on all of their boxes, tried 2 mobos 2 years after, got I bad, no longer trust gigabyte. Now I just buy Asus mobos. I'm surprise they have become the third largest motherboard manufacturer in the world.
  • truromeo4juliet
    Picture #17, what kind of board is that? it has FOUR Ethernet ports and EIGHT native USB ports, on top of legacy PS/2 ports?! I want THAT!
  • Anonymous
    I'm surprised they have supposedly become the third largest motherboard manufacturer, which I just found out it's not true.
    Please check on digitimes financial information and check revenues for 2007 and it clearly states, gigabyte it's barely number 6.
    please take a look at:
    and just pull down "mobos" and "motherboard" info and check by yourself.
    They also have 2008 sales up to june and 1st quarter numbers as well.
    Asustek is a monster company.
  • physx7
    Nice article..