Computex Taipei 2007 - Part 2


abit's Booth

abit's Booth

 Jonathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel was merciless in his utter destruction of his opponent in this public match with a member of the audience. Of course, the game was played on systems using abit's Fatality series of hardware, including the motherboards and graphics cards.

 Quake 4 is Fatal1ty's favored hunting ground.

 abit's IX38-Max has all the expected premium features of this new top end Intel chipset, like support for DDR3 memory (up to 1333MHz), Core 2 Quad support including 45nm processors, eSATA connectors, dual PCIe x 16 lanes. Other abit enhancements are the use of solid state capacitors, external CMOS reset switch and uGuru technology.

 The P35 motherboards are entering the marketplace and abit's Dark Raider dubbed motherboard comes with the company's custom Silent OTES technology, the copper heatsink contraption on the board. It has 4 DIMMs capable of DDR2 800 support and has a FSB of up to 1333MHz.

 With slightly enhanced features, the abit IP35 Pro, nicknamed the Snake comes with additional HDMI output, CMOS reset button and uGuru technology. It also has one more Gigabit LAN ports than the 'mainstream' Dark Raider. There are also two PCIe x 16 lanes on this enthusiast class, overclocking oriented board.

 A slightly lesser X38 motherboard, the abit IX38 QuadGT has only DDR2 memory support and the vendor's passive, Silent OTES cooling solution onboard. Besides these differences, it has similar specifications as the IX38 Max.

 Meant for the digital home, the abit AN-M2HD motherboard uses the latest GeForce 7050PV/nForce 630a chipset. Highlights include its integrated GeForce 7 graphics, HDMI output, SPDIF and IEEE1394 outputs. Its micro-ATX form factor also appeals to its target segment.