“Gigabyte Technology is expected to see its motherboard shipments fall under 13 million units in 2017 from 16-17 million units in 2016, and could struggle to maintain the 10 million level in 2018, due largely to the dwindling desktop PC and DIY markets, particularly in China that commands almost half of the global market demand”
See Gigabyte motherboard shipments to fall under 13 million units in 2017I used several GigaByte motherboards back in the day. I used them with AMD processors and tiny memories and even PATA hard drives. Oh, the memories…
Now that I and the world are in the market for ARMed motherboards, GigaByte is out of the running. Raspberry Pi is selling by the millions. That’s just a single motherboard taking up the slack GigaByte has lost. There are many similar boards out there. Why should DIYers buy a full ATX motherboard when a pocket-sized, power-sipping, cheap motherboard will do? GigaByte does sell a monstrous ARMed server motherboard but it’s way too expensive for most DIYers.
So, GigaByte, are you going to sell us what we want, ARMed, tiny, cheap…?