We broke our previous X48-DQ6 sample, so Gigabyte sent another. After many weeks of sitting on the shelf, we’ve finally found a good place to use it.
Our killing of the previous X48-DQ6 is far from unique to Gigabyte, as we’ve had motherboards from every brand fail. In fact, one of Gigabyte’s chief rivals is responsible for over half of our failed samples, and we’d probably get mixed up in a lawsuit if we named that rival here.
We’ve already covered the GA-X48-DQ6 design in full detail in our previous X48 Motherboard Comparison, so we’ll only cover the updates today.
And the change is…we went from BIOS F6 Beta (1/11/2008) to F6 Retail (2/29/2008). Even the motherboard PCB Revision 1.1 is the same.