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French hardware website Hardware.fr posted PC hardware failure rates. Data is taken from one large French e-tailer. This time statistics include hardware sold between 2012 October 1st and 2013 April 1st and returned before October 2013.

Statistics by brand include only brands with at least 500 samples sold and exact models require at least 100 units to be sold. Highest sales reach tens of thousands sold products by brand and thousands by exact models. Results of previous report (2013 H1) are included inside brackets.

Motherboards failure rates by brand:

Gigabyte - 1.43% (1.19%)
MSI - 1.83% (3.05%)
ASUS - 1.86% (1.79%)
ASRock - 2.09% (2.09%)

Intel Z77 chipset motherboard return rates:

MSI - 1.88%
ASUS - 2.01%
Gigabyte - 2.44%
ASRock - 3.51%

Four models had return rates of over 5%

ASRock 970 Extreme3 - 7.05%
MSI X79A-GD45 - 6.19%
ASRock 990FX Extreme3 - 6.08%
ASRock 970 Pro3 - 6.06%

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