Guys, GIGABYTE is NOT recalling anything. Nothing to see here really just a bit of PR beat up from other competitors. The guy that made the video is a power user on Taiwanese forums (backed by our main competitor) from what i've been told.
If you run extremely high voltage on water cooling and ZERO airflow and then try to stress the boards you will inevitably burn up all your boards, older or newer.
GIGABYTE has always taken a lead in the industry as far as component quality is concerned. Ultra Durable design was the first wave of high quality components introduced, such as all Japanese made solid capacitor design, high quality MOSFETS, chokes, 2oz copper, you name it. GIGABYTE started the race to better quality design back in 2006. It was a risky move as these components cost more but it has improved the quality of all manufacturers since as they tend to copy each other, particularly market leaders like GIGABYTE and Asus get copied a lot.
Admin over at Xfastest tested a lot of different X79 boards in terms of their voltage overclocking capability and MOSFET temps.
Platform Setup: The CPU voltage as 1.4V, load line to maximum.
Due to no turbo boost function, it only ran as 3.2GHz so highest mosfet temperature only 54.3C, and CPU voltage only 1.34V.
Due to no turbo boost function, it only ran as 3.2GHz so highest mosfet temperature was 65.2C
The host mention Asrock's CPU voltage is reliable(ran as 1.4v), However their CPU frequency start from 3.5GHz, than drop to 3.2GHz, at last down to 1.2GHz, and their highest mosfet temperature was 89.8C
CPU voltage was 1.44V, higher than 1.4v, and CPU ran as 3.5GHz in whole test, the highest mosfet temperature was 85.1C
The host mention the BIOS version was F7, CPU voltage was 1.392V(Lower than 1.4V(Due to load line set up, and CPU ran as 3.5GHz in whole test, the highest mosfet temperature was 83.9C
Only Asus and GIGABYTE ran properly, their mosfet temps were similar, Asus being higher because of LLC overvolting CPU by 0.04v most likely.
in case someone tells you new bioses are affecting OC, that is also bullshit and another rumour being spread by competitors
massman running 5.4Ghz 4WAY SLI 3DMARK11 with 1.6vcore
Running wprime at 5.5Ghz 1.68vcore
here's a X79-UD3 taking world records as well with the new bios