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Old 03-01-18, 11:31 AM
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Motherboard shipments are expected to drop by 10% this year

Decreases in motherboard shipments have been common since peak sales in 2013.



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Old 03-01-18, 11:41 AM
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Over the next three years or so you can expect the demise of a couple of the big players. I reckon giga may go first, though MSI are not exactly living the life of luxury either. And with AMD bringing back some common sense it will just stop even more boards from selling.

I think people actually forgot (or just didn't know because they were too new) that BITD your board would last through several upgrade cycles. So for example AM2 went all the way from 1 core to 6 cores and Sempron, Athlon, Phenom etc.
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Old 03-01-18, 03:03 PM
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Was inevitable really, given the towards mobile devices, I just hope it does not kill off competition. but as people shift platform and your average gamer getting more savvy about life of gear I can see 1 or 2 players fall by the wayside. Oddly though, Bio-star seem to be making a resurgence with AM4, I had thought they were long gone with the likes of DFI
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Biostar will probably be OK, because they are now the Asrock. Asrock built up into something big, now they only make the odd cheap board. That is where Biostar have come back into the market, but we don't really see them here (big in the USA though).

Foxconn have stopped, DFI stopped and etc. Gigabyte boards have been awful, not only corner cutting but also poor with voltage etc. So yeah, what with that and their recent horror show of GPUs I reckon they may go first. MSI have contracts with Alienware and god knows who else (I suspect Corsair, too) so they may hang in there. Either way I reckon they will still be making boards for Alienware etc. But yeah, Giga I am worried about. They seem to be making one cluster fudge after another and it is costing them.
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