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Gigabyte Factory Tour

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Pretty Sweet. Looks like a typical PCB manufacturing floor..
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong but surface mount parts (SMT) come from tape and reel and are soldered in a reflow oven not a wave solder machine b/c they aren't through-hole parts. Also I believe flux is sprayed on the leads of the through-hole parts that need to be soldered in wave for a better solder joint, not the other way around.
 

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Ok sorry for 3 (almost) consecutive posts, but for picture 20:
"With speed and skill, Sherri covertly moves in to bag a few motherboards and graphics cards."
Are you guys serious? T_T
 

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Tuan, prepare to hear from GIGABYTE laywers!
They'll probably brand your forehead with UD3 or UDV logos...

You sold out the identity of your THSA Kobe GOOD JOB!!
 

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You have to wonder if they're going to rename the company when host memory is measured in TB rather than GB. Sort of like a company being called Kilobyte back in the 60s. Sounds to quaint now.
 

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[citation][nom]computabug[/nom]Ok sorry for 3 (almost) consecutive posts, but for picture 20:"With speed and skill, Sherri covertly moves in to bag a few motherboards and graphics cards."Are you guys serious? T_T[/citation]
[citation][nom]the last resort[/nom]The video card in picture #14 is the 9800GT 1GB edition.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125282[/citation]

Hehe, that was meant as a joke. We don't need to do that. :) We just call Gigabyte and ask.

/ Tuan
 

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I worked for quite a while as a Test Engineer and the two pics of their functional test fixture makes me weep. Most engineers would be fired if they tried to release that to MFG.

@argade - You are 100% correct.
 

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Oh what fun!

Why are they one of the most popular choices? Both of my GA-EP45-UD3R's work very well. They have a lot of good features and are priced very nicely. That's why.

BTW, what is a "surgical precession"? Is that some kind of parade?
 

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[citation][nom]stuckintexas[/nom]I worked for quite a while as a Test Engineer and the two pics of their functional test fixture makes me weep. Most engineers would be fired if they tried to release that to MFG.[/citation]

I doubt that that was a production test fixture. Would take much too long and risk damage to the product.

 

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Great article! I don't think Gigabyte will mind too much, their facilities come out of this very well indeed.
 

tuannguyen

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[citation][nom]computabug[/nom]Hey Tuan, am I right about it being a non-reference gts250 in the picture?[/citation]

Indeed you're right. It is a GTS 250. :) Good eye!
Here are some points. Hehehehe. :)

/ Tuan
 

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[citation][nom]Article[/nom]The motherboard is covered with something called flux, which seals the PCB from the liquid solder. The liquid solder immediately adheres to areas of the board where flux isn't applied[/citation]



Might want to do some more research about what flux exactly does, because thats comletely wrong.


 

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[citation][nom]bk420[/nom]Man why can't this be made in the USA?beats flipping burgers![/citation]
Because americans are known to be lazy, careless and exploitive of their workplace resources? Just a thought... Not all of them, but as a group, that's what americans are known to be good at...
 
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