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XDanger
01-30-07, 01:38 PM
Should I wait for this ,Gigabyte Mobos feature heavily in that OC list.
Choosing a motherboard is really starting to do my head in.

LORD-eX-Bu
01-30-07, 01:47 PM
I really liked their dual bios feature... I mean, if you screwwed up you didn't have to get another bios:lol:

do they even have that anymore? its been so long since I have used anything Gibabyte.

XDanger
01-30-07, 01:54 PM
Probably Quad Bios judging from the amount of things they attach the word "Quad" to
I think the motherboard comes with a free quad bike or something.

XDanger
01-30-07, 01:57 PM
God I was only kidding ,It is actually quad bios...
Unfortunately no bike though :(

QuadBIOS™

Quad BIOS is a unique GIGABYTE feature that includes DualBIOS™ and Xpress BIOS Rescue Technology. This combination delivers a safety assurance mechanism that sports a total of 4 copies of BIOS distributed between the Flash ROM, hard-disk and driver CD. This feature helps to reduce the affects of virus attacks or firmware damage and provides multi-layer BIOS protection that assures greater PC platform stability.

TiKiMaN1
01-30-07, 02:03 PM
Well fetch it does look pretty sweet!:D

http://imageigloo.com/images/6663N680SLI_DQ6.jpg

Xion X2
01-30-07, 02:06 PM
That thing looks like it fell out of a kid's crayon box...

TiKiMaN1
01-30-07, 02:07 PM
That thing looks like it fell out of a kid's crayon box...

:lol: I like it!

(nana2)

Xion X2
01-30-07, 02:10 PM
It'd go perfect with this:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=174449

:afro2: (I designate this lil' guy as the new Gigabyte Quad dude)

TiKiMaN1
01-30-07, 02:12 PM
It'd go perfect with this:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=174449

:afro2: (I designate this lil' guy as the new Gigabyte Quad dude)

:rofl

XDanger
02-01-07, 02:31 PM
I wouldn't give a toss what it looks like as long as it WORKS. Im tempted to get a P5B Deluxe

hokeyplyr48
02-01-07, 03:03 PM
well everywhere ont he ent says this board is released, but where can you buy it?
cuz it's not on newegg yet

Xion X2
02-01-07, 03:05 PM
I wouldn't give a toss what it looks like as long as it WORKS. Im tempted to get a P5B Deluxe

If you don't plan on going SLI, that's exactly what you should be getting.

I have one for sale that's barely been used.. it's been installed for a few weeks. I'll sell it cheap. Let me know if interested.

stevemedes
02-01-07, 03:31 PM
Another vote for P5B deluxe. best mobo i've ever had hands down.

XDanger
02-02-07, 02:41 PM
Worldwide distribution of the GIGABYTE GA-N680SLI-DQ6 is expected for later this month, end quote.
P5B-D ftw :)

Dazz
02-04-07, 04:27 PM
You know what, f**k it i am going to order one, hate the looks (thank GOD i don't have a windows) but i have totily given up on my ASUS P5N32-E it can go an burn, not intill i get the GA-N680SLI-DQ6 SLI of course :D I am mainly getting this one as 1# it's not a refrence model which has issues e.g SATA and sound, 2# is not the first 680i board plaged and rushed to the market and is incompatible with everything but it's self, that would be ASUS BTW, and 3 should have all problems resloved due to the latnes of entry :)

Ordered one £178inc VAT pretty cheap really, slightly cheaper then the refrence boards, Never used a Gigabyte board are they any good?

Heres a preview of the board http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-1046-view-gigabyet-GA--N680SLI-Dq6-preview.html

Tym
02-05-07, 10:47 AM
I have never had any issues with my Gigabyte boards, I'm now running on GA-965P-DQ6 and its rock solid, and so was my previous board, a GA-K8NXP-SLI (nForce 4 SLI). My other rig is based on a GA-K8NXP-9 (nF 4 Ultra) and has not crashed once in more than a year, either (and it's on almost all the time since it works both as my wife's rig and a backup/file server with mirrored drives).

I am also thinking about the GA-N680SLI-DQ6 SLI, but I will probably wait a little for some initial feedback. Not that I do not trust GB, in fact if someone is to get the nF680 implementation right, it's probably them. However, I've been burnt with the EVGA nF680 board and I am on my second RMA now, so I am a bit wary about the chipset.

Dazz
02-05-07, 01:03 PM
I must say i am starting to think that also, the chipsets get too hot, ASUS BIOS etc says motherboard is 38C which is fully passive while EVGA is 90C. When i run SISsoft it says my motherboard is 100C :eek: i must say it does get hot but not scolding hot as it would be at 100C. I think this is one of the reasons there's so many issues with them. Then again the ASUS board has two heat pipes at radiators so i guess there is less passive heat from two chipsets going to one radiator.

CaptNKILL
02-05-07, 01:23 PM
I've had mixed luck with Gigabyte boards in the past. When they work they work pretty good. Their support was extremely lacking though. I've seen two bad boards and both times I tried to contact them directly for RMA and they never even responded to any emails. This was 2 or 3 years ago now so hopefully their service has improved... but I honestly wouldn't put them at the top of the list for reliability or service.

TiKiMaN1
02-22-07, 12:00 PM
Review:
http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?id=2183&cid=6&pg=1

ZipZoomFly:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=242713

http://imageigloo.com/images/9244ndq6_last.jpg

Zelda_fan
02-22-07, 12:14 PM
The Intel chipset based DQ6 is widely considered to be the best P965 overclocking board in existence. Hopefully the 680i DQ6 will continue the tradition. Still, with all the 680i bugs I've been hearing about, I can't recommend one to someone unless I see some rock solid stability testing results.

Xion X2
02-22-07, 01:38 PM
^ Once you get past the BIOS issues and FSB/memory issues, it's 100% rock stable. I've upgraded to the P24 bios and have my FSB/RAM at 1:1 and it hasn't crashed any in the last week like that.

I just don't think I could handle the colors on that Gigabyte. It looks like they sat it on a table in the design room and let a toddler run loose with a bunch of fingerpaints.

TiKiMaN1
02-22-07, 02:50 PM
^ Once you get past the BIOS issues and FSB/memory issues, it's 100% rock stable. I've upgraded to the P24 bios and have my FSB/RAM at 1:1 and it hasn't crashed any in the last week like that.

I just don't think I could handle the colors on that Gigabyte. It looks like they sat it on a table in the design room and let a toddler run loose with a bunch of fingerpaints.

Colors what are you taking about?:afro2: :lol: It's like my daughter got out a box of her crayons.:D