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Old 23-12-14, 12:27 PM
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Gigabyte in Ebenezer Mode



Tis the season to be jolly, unless you own a Gigabyte motherboard then it's the season to pore over it with a magnifying glass.


Gigabyte in Ebenezer Mode

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Old 23-12-14, 12:43 PM
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A very dirty move by Gigabyte. I think this calls for a Gigabyte strike...
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Old 23-12-14, 12:46 PM
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I only use Gigabyte for Hackintosh builds.
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Old 23-12-14, 12:47 PM
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We always thought a revision was to reduce the cost to the consumer whilst providing the same level of hardware. Or providing even more hardware for the same price. Not providing far less hardware for the same fee to up the share price for the manufacturer.
Spelling mistake...i think

This is very unfortunate, im trying to think of a valid reason where this is acceptable, but it really isnt, and to be honest, it'll impact the company alot more!
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Old 23-12-14, 12:48 PM
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Point to make clear here is its been done on the quiet because SI's normally buy these boards in bulk but prices have not been changed.
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Old 23-12-14, 01:51 PM
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It seems like such a basic task to add "rev x" with each new revision however small it is (if it's been shipped to customers). This is neglect of the highest order from my POV.

I won't be calling them names, but a company that's already been dragging any bravado it held through the mud with an unimpressive lineup aren't getting style points for near-fraud.
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Old 23-12-14, 01:51 PM
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Very painful affair. Same happened to the B85 Sniper bord. Not a particularly unpopular bord. The problem is also in the fact that they don't change the productcode (EAN), so a distributor/shop/website/customer can't tell the difference by looking at the code.

Same seems to go for Asus and MSI (eg: MSI B85M-P33), although they claim they only change very minor things and do change the code and name the revision when bigger changes are made.
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Old 23-12-14, 02:20 PM
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This is scandalous. "he's your Ferrari, by the way we've revised it into a Ford focus".
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Old 23-12-14, 02:29 PM
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I hope this will have a toll on Gigabyte, I'm starting to hate those guys.
Those guys ruined too many things.
(Saddest thing that happened last year was NVIDIA fanboys losing a colour sceme that looked absolutely crisp....)
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Old 23-12-14, 02:31 PM
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As if I needed another reason to not buy Gigabyte motherboards, they go and do this.

The annoying thing is that I was going to be looking at potentially getting a Gigabyte board for my next build if, there wasn't a decent MSI or EVGA available.
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