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'Need to know' and sorry if posted in wrong forum or posting a dupe.

I have always been an Asus person, but now I hear that gigabyte is producing faster, dependable motherboards with more resilient diodes and capacitors, making their motherboards, one tough motherboard! I learned this with a short clip from Newegg, but failed to write down the model number of these particular motherboards. I'm looking to build a new AMD platform (64-bit support) with the processor being "quad" and the fastest memory I can get my hands on (with a minimum of 12 GB) with solid-state drives.

So I would please ask anyone to mention the model number or numbers of these particular motherboards that the representative of gigabyte was describing. Also, do any of these particular motherboards have onboard video? My current motherboard does and is okay in my book because I use it for very old games and every day display, but I am interested in high definition display. Thank you in advance, sincerely.
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Re: 'Need to know' and sorry if posted in wrong forum or posting a dupe.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 10:07:12 am »
Hi there,

Can only guess at which boards were being talked about but from your description of what you are after I would suggest you look at something like this:

It would need an AMD FM2 APU which come in Dual core and Quad core flavours and include integrated Graphics CHeck here for those available (Sorry UK retailer but it will give you an idea of what to look for)
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Re: 'Need to know' and sorry if posted in wrong forum or posting a dupe.
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 11:39:27 am »
While I use dedicated graphics myself, I have to say that the AMD Llano and Trinity chips have impressed me greatly.
I have built systems for friends and relatives who have been on tight budgets, and the performance offered has blown me away, I am fairly certain my next laptop will contain and AMD APU unless the new Haswell GT3 beats AMD's New Richland :)

As for Gigabyte motherboards, they do offer incredible reliability, all brands are doing really well at the moment, my only gripe with Asus was their lack of windows 7 support at launch, especially with relatively new boards, but no-one manufacturer is completely flawless.

Enjoy building the AMD rig, do check for upcoming Richland APU's as they should offer a performance boost over the current generation.

Don't forget to back your system with a decent power supply :) and have fun.
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