Intel vs Asus vs Gigabyte Motherboards : Quick Comparison

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

gigabyte-ga-x48-ds5-intel-x48-express-motherboard-reviewA motherboard is the central or primary circuit board of a modern computer. The CPU, graphics video card, sound card, hard disk controller, memory (RAM), and other essential components reside on the motherboard. Other components such as external storage, controllers for video display and sound, and peripheral devices are connected to the motherboard via edge connectors and cables. This is why the motherboard is like the heart of the computer.

Choosing a motherboard can be an overwhelming task. The industry boasts an incredible variety of motherboard manufacturers and models, and you’ll find a wad of compatible motherboard models for a single Intel or AMD processor model. We have chosen Intel, Asus and Gigabyte : three leading manufacturers of Motherboards and made a general comparison between them. Take a look.


1. Reliability

This is the most important point and sometimes the only important feature when choosing a motherboard. Intel makes the CPUs, Intel makes the chipsets. When it comes to reliability definitely go for Intel boards. From the other two Gigabyte motherboards are more reliable than the Asus.

2. Heating

Though heat dissipation is not a issue with any of the boards these days but we can find more features such as heat pipes etc on Asus boards which can cool the board more efficiently and silently.


3. Price

The Intel brandname takes the price toll for its products. You can save quite a few dollars if you go for Asus or Gigabyte with the same features set.

4. Overclocking

Don’t buy Intel boards if you want to overclock your processors. Asus will be the best choice here with Gigabyte following it.


5. Processor

Obviously you won’t get an Intel board for an AMD processors. So, here the competition is only with Asus and Gigabyte. Most Tech Savvy people recommend a Gigabyte motherboard for an AMD Processor.

6. Range

If you are looking for a high end motherboard lots features and don’t want to compromise the quality for the cost you should go for Asus. And if you are looking for a midrange motherboard you can trust Gigabyte. They will be flawless performers.


7. New Features

New and latest features are what makes a motherboard different from one another. For example, Gigabyte has come up with a new technology which they call the Dual BIOS that incorporates two separate BIOS. If the primary BIOS fails due to any virus or hardware failure, the second BIOS will automatically take its place when the system restarts.

8. Memory Module

Lately I have seen many problems with the memory module of the Intel Original Motherboards. They are less tolerant to a bit shaky memory modules. In this case Asus or Gigabyte is a better choice.



At the end of the day, the comparison looks like comparing a Ford and a Toyota. In general, their performance, features and prices are so closely ranked that it is more of a personal preference which one you should buy. In fact the above points that I discussed in this article is more from my personal experience and some I came to know when discussing motherboards quality issues with some tech-savvy people like my system administrators. You can have your personal experience which is different from mine. Please share them with us.

motherboardWe will publish a deatailed comparison very soon.

January 8, 2011: 5:50 am

well i used to intel mother boards and processor as well, but now going to transfer on Asus products as i have a experience of Asus DVD drive only, and it’s marvlous experience for ASUS hope motherboard and other accessories will be like its DVD drive quality :)
Good bye intel :D

January 7, 2011: 9:46 am

plz. suggest mi one motherboard ASUS/INTEL. for core i7 processor.
give mi specific caparison in between them.
i need to upgrade my pc for studio application use.

adam mahamud
December 20, 2010: 10:55 am

i want an asus matherboard

November 27, 2010: 11:44 pm

I need a pc for verious operation like editing, hiend software practice, for multimedia. For which I should go. asus/gigabyte. I need performance

August 27, 2010: 8:17 am

Someone please recommend a Motherboard for my new Intel i7 920 Processor .

Thanks in Advance


August 21, 2010: 4:53 am

all the tech gurus like most of the features in ASUS mother boards. But they all like to comment on reliability issues with ASUS compared to INTEL. have any one experienced any major reliability issues with ASUS boards? thanks

kg rathnasabhapathi
August 13, 2010: 1:50 am

which is equilent in intel to asus m2n68 amse2 mother board

Sudipta Das
August 1, 2010: 3:06 am

Asus is my personal favourite choice.I am using Asus P5KPL-AM/PS Motheboard with 2+2 DDR2 800MHz RAM,NVIDIA PCI EXPRESS CARD 8400GS 512 MB,Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz Processor.I run Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 2(32Bit)for gaming & Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)for works on graphis,photoshop etc & these two OS are jointly working in my computer.The high definition audio driver of my motherboard plays my Creative 5.1 Home Theatre just superbly.All Over Asus is Rock-Solid..

July 30, 2010: 5:16 am

need a help to choosing motherbord for Minly Gaming purpose.
I need to reach the bellow requirements

1)It must support core 2 duo 2.4GHz processor of model E4600
2)It must having onboard Graphics
3)it must supports to extended the Graphic card up to 1GB
4)it must supports DDR2

please Help me to choose Best and Good Motherboard………

July 30, 2010: 5:16 am

need a help to choosing motherbord for Minly Gaming purpose.
I need to reach the bellow requirements

1)It must support core 2 duo 2.4GHz processor of model E4600
2)It must having onboard Graphics
3)it must supports to extended the Graphic card up to 1GB
4)it must supports DDR2

please Help me to choose Best and Good Motherboard………

June 30, 2010: 6:34 pm

need help in choosing a motherboard for gaming
am thinking on choosing between asus and gigabyte

March 19, 2010: 1:57 pm

i want to bought intel core 2 quad..what motherboard i should prefer? intel or asus(P5P43Td)?

January 8, 2010: 5:01 pm

I personally chose ASUS for my mainboard. I have the Rampage Extreme (which by the way has dual bios) and so far I love it. I have had this board for over a year now and it has been rock solid. I haven’t ever used the onboard over-clocking or any overclocking as I am not a gamer and haven’t needed that feature. I love the Soundblaster Audio card that came with this board. I run an intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz processor, 4GB of Corsair Dual Channel DDR3 PC3 12800 Memory. I have a GEForce 9500 Video card. I run Windows XP 64 Professional 64Bit, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 64Bit all from this with ease. I have to say that I am sold on Asus for Mainboards. I look forward to their future products.

December 8, 2009: 6:40 am

Dear One,

I need the comparison between gigabyte’s eg43m-s2h and intel’s DG45ID motherboards.

I will be using core 2 duo processor model e7500.

Kindly let me know which is the best motherboard?

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