X79 motherboards badly hit by Thai floods

The flooding in Thailand isn’t just having an effect on hard drive supply – top name manufacturers are also struggling with motherboard production.

Intel X79 boards are in short supply. Companies like Asus and MSI have roughly five percent of their production base in Thailand, but Gigabyte, for example, isn’t too badly affected, as you can read here. (Updated from original story).

As a result, there’s a real lack of X79 boards doing the rounds and manufacturers are struggling to match orders.

Companies with a motherboard production process in Thailand are more than a little bit worried.

The floods are severely affecting plenty of companies in the technology markets, with firms like Western Digital finding their factories literally underwater.