Talk:Gigabyte Technology

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Requested Move[edit]

I think this page should be moved to Gigabyte Technology. Thats the name of the company and thats even what it says in the article. Borb 21:22, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

This article has been renamed as the result of a move request. violet/riga (t) 10:56, 22 May 2005 (UTC)

Reads like an Advert[edit]

The section with the three products are adverts for specific products and technologies. They do not deliver the information in a way that is neutral.

Ultra Durable 3™
GIGABYTE Booktop M1022

statements like "GIGABYTE ensures to deliver motherboard with highest quality and leading design" and "the docking station exclusively from GIGABYTE" in the context within the article are grossly unacceptable.

It should be rewritten to describe what the company does, how they innovate how they developed the technologies. Not just copy and paste from their website.

I will change the article in a week if there are no objections stated here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Drphallus (talkcontribs) 02:30, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Naming convention incomplete?[edit]

Motherboards such as the GA-EP45-UD3R do not seem to be parsable with the abbreviations from the article. Should the “UD” be “UD3” and encompass S3? — Fruit (talk) 07:56, 8 July 2009 (UTC)


In addition to the text logo, the company possesses a graphic which resembles the Commodore logo a lot. Should this be dealt with in the article?

Update names[edit]

As previously mentioned , the Ultra Durable 3 motherboards drop the "S" in the naming , but the rest is the same , D would be Ultra Durable 2 , S# the feature-level , thereafter Ultra Durable 3 becomes UD followed by a "#" (number) stating it's feature-level.

there is also UD7 on the market... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Xowets (talkcontribs) 17:54, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Gigabyte aquired[edit]

And they will now use it for their english website. Soon, however, not now though. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:21, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

V letter[edit]

New letter in the mobo names, GA-H55M-S2V and GA-H55M-S2V not listed in the wikipage... yet :)

Any Guess what does it means?

--Csendesmark (talk) 20:07, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Incorrect example for -MA- indicator ?[edit]

If MA appears before the chipset number it is for an AMD processor and has an AMD chipset. ie: (GA-880GMA-USB3)

In the example MA is after the chipset number, so I think this example is incorrect. My mobo is GA-MA78GM-S2H and has an AMD chipset, the AMD 780G. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:38, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

l — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:58, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Archived Content[edit]

April 2011: Gigabyte S1080 is a tablet computer powered by an Intel Atom processor. A dual booting version exists that can run Android or Windows 7.

The Following List Belong to GSmart Series of smartphones:

Available 1st segment abbreviations:

  • If "A" appears after the chipset code, it has the 333 onboard acceleration (USB 3.0, USB Power X3, SATA 3.0 6 Gbit/s)
  • If "M" appears after the chipset code, it is a mATX board
  • If "N" appears after the chipset code, it is a Mini-ITX board
  • If "P" appears after the chipset code, it supports integrated graphics with video output
  • If "X" appears after the chipset code, it uses advanced digital power (Z77 chipset and later) or extra features such as SLI (prior to Z77)
  • If "M" appears in front of the chipset number it means it is for an AMD processor, but has a non-AMD chipset
  • If "MA" appears before the chipset number it is for an AMD processor and has an AMD chipset (e.g. GA-880GMA-USB3)
  • If "E" appears before the chipset number it has Dynamic Energy Saver as energy saving method (e.g. GA-EG45M-UD2H)

Available 2nd segment abbreviations:

  • T - Only DDR3 SDRAM support (e.g. GA-MA770T-US3)
  • C - Both DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM support
  • F - Includes FireWire port and header (e.g., GA-EG41MF-US2H)
  • No T or C abbreviations mean that the motherboard only has DDR2 SDRAM support

Available 3rd segment abbreviations:

  • If E - appears as the first letter in the 3rd segment (e.g. GA-G31M-ES2L), it means it has Easy Energy Saver feature
  • D (Ultra Durable 2) - Indicates that the motherboard uses only solid state capacitors (e.g. GA-X48-DQ6)
  • U/UD (Ultra Durable 3) - Introduces 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers
  • USB3 - Indicates that the motherboard featured Ultra Durable 3 and USB 3.0 support
  • S2 (Smart, Safe) - Various features such as Q-Flash BIOS
  • S3 (Smart, Speed, Safe) - Same as above, but includes overclocking features
  • S4 (Silent Pipe, Smart, Speed, Safe) - Same as S3, but uses heat pipe cooling
  • S5 (CrossFire, Silent Pipe, Smart, Speed, Safe) - Same as S4, but with CrossFire support
  • Q6 (Quad BIOS, Quad Cooling, Quad E-SATA 2.0, Quad Triple Phase, Quad-Core Optimized, Quad DDR2 Slots) - Indicates quad-core optimization
  • UP Similar to UD, but with improved power regulation
  • # (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 9) - Compares boards of same class (e.g. GA-P55-UD3)
  • R - 2 extra SATA 2.0 ports and possibly RAID support. May have FireWire port. May not have ATI CrossFire support (e.g. GA-P35-DS3R)
  • G - Solid capacitors for the CPU Volt Regulator Module
  • H - HDMI port on-board
  • V - Includes more video outputs (i.e.: GA-G41MT-D3V additional DVI output, GA-G41MT-D3 with serial and parallel output instead)
  • L - Probably "Lite", meaning fewer SATA 2.0 ports, no RAID support, no FireWire ports, no ATI CrossFire support, no heatsink cooling (e.g. GA-P35-DS3L). It could also indicate Gigabit LAN (as in GA-G31M-S2L, versus GA-G31M-S2C which has support for 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet). {update: “L” / “C” / “E” / “G” means minor/customized spec change version}
  • P - Silent Pipe, RAID, Extra PCI Express slots, extra SATA 2.0 ports (e.g. GA-EP45-DS3P)

Available 4th segment abbreviations:

  • TH - Provides Thunderbolt interface
  • WB - Includes PCI-e x1 card with Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) interfaces including 2 external antennas.

"Gigabyte Planning Dual-boot Tablets". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
"Gigabyte GSmart Rey R3 - Full Specifications And Features". Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
"Gigabyte U2442N" (German), Retrieved 16 March 2012

Dark Liberty (talk) 05:54, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Interview with Henry Kao[edit]

Interview with the Vice President of Gigabyte - Motherboards

Q: "How did the sale numbers change and what is Gigabyte’s position?"

A: Gigabyte became the number one vendor in the motherboard industry since last year (2013).

Q: "So you were first to bring USB 3.0 to the market. So why didn’t we see any Gigabyte USB 3.1 [products]?"

A: Our vendors already have the controllers but they are still waiting for the certifications for this standard.

Dark Liberty (talk) 05:49, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

profits are larger than operating income![edit]

I don't understand that one, they must have one heck of an accountant. I usually add financial data and link to the annual report on a company's website, which I'll do here when I have time, if anyone interested they can go ahead and fix it now. --DelftUser (talk) 15:16, 4 October 2014 (UTC)