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Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:51

Gigabyte still sells P67 B2 boards

Written by Fuad Abazovic

We purchased one last week
At a time when you should be buying the P67 B3 boards, we simply could not find any available in Vienna Austria. Last week, I had to pick a board for a friend that lives at the place where getting B3 boards is expensive and takes a lot of time, and imagine our surprise when we found a 260+ euro Gigabyte board had the old B2 chipset.

The board purchased was Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B2 (P67,S1155,ATX,DDR3,Intel,EuP) and when asked, people at the shop told us that its a B2 board and that they have no B3 at this time. Of course, they didn't tell us that we are getting a B2 board, and we played the part of the unsuspecting customer.

The chap selling the board had to call for his boss to inform us what to do with B2 board and if we can swap one at Gigabyte site. He told us that if we don’t register the B2 board until end of April, we won't get an extended warranty for it, and if we do, the warranty gets extended to 5 years.

So the recall and measures to pull the boards from the market was just a marketing ploy, as this was not the only B2 that we saw available. We alreardy wrote that Asus has informed some customers that they can sell B2 boards under the desk until they get B3, and Asus will swap these B2 for B3's if the customer wants it.

B3 boards are slowly showing up available all over Europe but beware not to grab a B2 board instead. Here is that board listed and some shops still claim that they can ship you one if you are interested in B2 board, here.

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 10:36
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-10 #1 The_Wolf88 2011-04-12 11:06

Friend ?!

You Fuad !??
+4 #2 gangsta072 2011-04-12 13:02
" Asus has informed some customers that they can sell B2 boards under the desk " ??????

ASUS RMA claims another level of illegal and unbelievable - especially that they offload here in europe - let me remind you that theirs premium cost 250,- usd in usa
and the same here 250,- euro or more ........
btw those 1bn $ usd from intel is that only for the asus and gigabug pocket or will the end user GET their defect shit replaced

ps.s BestBuy in USA has allready B3 Boards
+1 #3 dicobalt 2011-04-12 13:49
I am in the US and it was difficult for me to get B3 boards also. I had to keep checking for available stock on an hourly basis because when a store did get B3 boards they would sell out in a matter of hours. I managed to get two Asus Sabertooth B3 boards. I had to get them from different places because of a limit of 1 board per customer.
+3 #4 yourma2000 2011-04-12 18:55
I wouldn't mind buying one for a sharply reduced price, just don't use the sata 3Gbps ports
0 #5 reecem27 2011-04-19 01:22
I honestly don't know what you chaps are talking about... I've resold 8 Gigabyte B3 boards in the last two months. They are easy to find here in OZ and no inflation either.

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