Asus Starts Industry's First Fully-Automated Graphics Card Production

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RedJaron

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Asus is a business, and they're in the business of making money. Minimizing costs is one way to be more competitive in the market. Right now Asus products usually cost more than competitors strictly for a brand premium, particularly in the lower-cost mboards. If this allows them to bring pricing into line with the other GPU vendors, it helps them stay in business.
 

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John12w then you should quite wearing clothes and drinking Coffey eating bananas ect ect. They all come from unfair conditions.
 

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John12w then you should quite wearing clothes and drinking Coffey eating bananas ect ect. They all come from unfair conditions.
What if he makes his own clothes, using wool from his own sheep and grows his own coffee beans and bananas? He probably also does all the work, sets his own hours, and lives in a huge self made and very comfortable house. Doesn't sound like unfair conditions at all.
 

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Oh I forgot to add, hopefully with this improvement in quality I can put Asus back on the radar. Their higher cost and lower quality has made me avoid them for years now.
 

RedJaron

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I'd consider them higher cost / same quality right now. I don't recall having an Asus product ever fail on me, but I haven't had many products from other companies fail on me either.
 

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Excellent! This is capitalism and competition at its finest! This will definitely make folks migrate towards them.
Dude there are still tons of jobs running the line, loading the many smt machines, maintaining them, maintaining the reels, testing the equipment and products and much, much more than just people sitting there soldering. For you ignorance is bliss I guess.
 
I'd consider them higher cost / same quality right now. I don't recall having an Asus product ever fail on me, but I haven't had many products from other companies fail on me either.
Things are changing. Compare user reviews on newegg from Z87 to Z97; the number of (one egg) negative reviews is up 50% or better. The Rampage Extreme IV (I have 2 of the older models) has more warranty fails as a % of units sold than any other board on the market

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/927-2/cartes-meres.html

Failure rates > 2 % (Asus 10, AsRock 7, MSI 3, Ggabyte 1)

- 8,80% ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
- 8,05% ASRock AD2550B-ITX
- 7,93% ASRock FM2A88M Extreme4+
- 7,25% ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0
- 7,20% ASUS Maximus VI Extreme
- 5,95% ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0
- 5,93% MSI Z87I
- 5,56% Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
- 5,26% ASRock 990FX Extreme3
- 5,06% ASUS Maximus VI Formula
- 5,05% ASRock FM2A55M-VG
- 4,76% ASUS Z87I-PRO
- 4,55% ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer
- 4,42% ASUS Maximus VI Gene
- 4,26% ASUS Z87-PRO
- 4,13% ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87
- 3,65% MSI Z87-G45 GAMING
- 3,48% MSI Z87-G43 GAMING
- 3,37% ASUS Z87-A
- 3,29% ASUS Z87-K
- 2,17% ASUS Z87-PLUS



 

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Even less jobs for people. And i bet it won't mean lower prices. Questionably better quality for certain job losses. It's worth it, at least for the owners.
 

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Utter rubbish, manufacturers, like where I work, have been using fully automated pcb assembly for years now.

"The new production process fully automates all the steps of PCB manufacturing, which includes rolling the spools and manufacturing the MOSFETs."

You mean mosfets use to be manufactured by hand!?
 
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