It's over before it even began. Gigabyte has agreed to publicly apologize to ASUS over that little Energy Processing Unit spat they've been having. As part of the reported agreement, Gigabyte will tone down its "defamatory" comments while maintaining a more subdued supposition that its own DES technology is superior to ASUS' EPU. See, no need to take the matter to court, no need to distract senior execs from executing the business plan. All it took was a little public humiliation (and soap) to make them pals again.