Gigabyte claims the damaged boards were sent to a reviewer by mistake.
Gigabyte has responded to the reports
that its LGA1155 motherboards have a habit of emulating Bonfire Night, by claiming that the company sent the wrong boards out to reviewers.
Gigabyte's US team sent TechReaction
two boards: one UD7 (brand new) and one UD4 (with an open box). However, Gigabyte explained that the UD4 was already a faulty component before it was sent out to TechReactor, and shouldn't have left the company's building.
'We suspect that we messed up and sent him a board that we had damaged during our own testing and have sent him another new one,'
claims the company.
'Our testing involves overclocking and other various tests to which no motherboard should normally be exposed – we’re basically testing durability, and durability is determined when the board dies.
We’re still waiting to check the board and trace where it has been, to try and figure out how a damaged board was sent as a media sample and prevent this from happening again.'
Gigabyte didn't detail the exact limits of its boards' durability, but it did claim that there were no reports of retail boards exhibiting the same problems.
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