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  • Murloc - Friday, August 15, 2014 - link

    interesting interview Reply
  • hojnikb - Friday, August 15, 2014 - link

    Hmm, interesting to hear, there are many beta boards made before launch. I wish i got my hands on one of those.

    Also, is there a revision list or something for all the changes done for a particular model ? That would be really interesting to see :)
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  • Arbie - Friday, August 15, 2014 - link

    I buy only Asus motherboards and recommend them. Of course there are quality competitors, but Asus covers all the bases for me and more. Especially in fan control where it seemed like they were really listening to comments and requests, and are now certainly best in class. It would take a major disappointment for me to consider changing brands. Thanks for the great products I've received. Reply
  • Murloc - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - link

    yeah Asus is my go-to brand too because their basic/standard board in each generation usually has the lowest price among the trusted brands in my usual online shop. Reply
  • ruthan - Friday, August 15, 2014 - link

    For me would be extremely interesting, how big variety of PCI and PCI-E and CPU, memory they using during testing period and how works bios updating, because now usualy are mainboards bugged and every one has some issue, even after 10 iteration bios. Reply
  • TrackSmart - Friday, August 15, 2014 - link

    It's interesting that the motherboard mentioned at the end of the article was actually an Anandtech Editor's Choice winner: "Until March/April 2004, though, the best Athlon64 motherboard you can buy is the Asus SK8V."

    Getting it right the first time, indeed. Well done Dr. Chang.
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  • just4U - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - link

    not only that but Anandtech gave it the highest praise ever stating that it was the best Motherboard they had ever reviewed. Reply
  • Alexvrb - Sunday, August 17, 2014 - link

    Now I'm feeling nostalgic. Those were good years for building your own box. Reply
  • edwpang - Friday, August 15, 2014 - link

    I have mixed feeling about Asus motherboards. Before Core 2 Duo mother, they were very stable and never had any problem. Starting with a highend Asus 775(paired with Core 2 Duo 6600 CPU), I have had 3-4 Asus motherboard dead without any reason both at work and home. Since then I tries to avoid Asus motherboard and started to buy Gigabyte motherboard if possible. They(2 775 + Core 2 Duo, 1 AMD AM2, and most recently 1 1155+I5 3450) still works up to now. The Gigabyte 1155 motherboard almost died a year ago when I was booting my hackintosh system and got a white screen. After that I couldn't turn on the system. I did research online and finally made it work by connecting the power button directly to PS_ON pin of the power supply. It have been working flawlessly up to now. Reply
  • coburn_c - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - link

    "philosophy of doing it right first time."

    This explains why every Asus motherboard in rev 2.0 decontents features and headers. This has turned the badly neglected AMD AM3 field to ruins.
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  • Spirall - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - link

    Thanks to ASUS and Dr Chang for launching the TUF design line. Long life boards are a need for those who want to make professional things (like CAE simulation) at home. Reply

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