Bij OCworkbench is een interview verschenen met Scott Thirwell, Marketing Director van Abit Taiwan. Het interview, bestaand uit negen vragen, gaat voornamelijk over de nieuwe producten van Abit en de verkoopcijfers van verschillende producten. Interessant is bijvoorbeeld dat de verhouding AMD/Intel moederborden het laatste jaar verschoven is van 70/30 in het voordeel van AMD naar 50/50. Andere onderwerpen die besproken worden zijn de Granite Bay chipset en de nieuwe nForce2 moederborden. Hieronder alvast een klein hapje interview over de Granite Bay chipset:
Q: How does ABIT view Granite Bay ? I heard that ABIT is not making one, why is that so?
A: The Granite Bay-based board, the GB7 has been cancelled. Granite Bay was originally scheduled to be released by September, but Intel has been delaying and delaying until mid-December for mass production at the very earliest and probably early January for really hitting the retail channels. I think we will start to see the media/distis/resellers world-wide reporting that Granite Bay is too little and too late. I expect that we will hear the media/disitis/resellers say that currently, the 845PE (IT7-MAX2 Version 2.0 and BE7 Series) offer much greater value than Granite Bay. Granite Bay is extremely expensive for what you get. I think that the Granite Bay board will have a short life span. Intel outdid themselves now with the 845PE/GE chipsets and it has led to a lessened interest in Granite Bay. The clear choice now is 845PE. If ABIT promoted this Granite Bay, I feel that we would be pushing a product to end users and resellers, while believing that there was a better choice available. It may be a nice boost for sales and marketing, but overall this is not the right product for resellers and end users. Let's be honest to this group.