abit AW8-D Max 975x socket 775 mobo
Posted by: Rchiilleea on: 18.07.2006 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Another fine Intel board from abit, I am a big fan of the uGuru system and if I was honest I would have to say I think it is the most user friendly Overclocking system, maybe in the future we could see memory timing adjustment on the fly from uGuru who knows, but it would be a nice achievement. Overall though this board is almost perfect, there were a few flaws I believe in it armour though, such as placement of the internal firewire header I mean how the hell will I plug that in with 2 GFX cards in the board, ill tell you, I won’t.
Do not let that deter you as there is an output on the back already, I would like to see the board connector layout improved slightly. But have yet to see what I would call a perfect layout from any of the manufactures. Let us hope that abit go down that path in the future without loosing the performance of there boards. Overall this board is great, no there is not any Conroe (core duo) support, but for those of you looking to run a crossfire on your P4 this board is a little peach.
2x Gigabit Ethernet controllers,
Silent Northbridge cooler,
Firewire B support,
8 Channel sound,
6x Sata ports
would need a fan near OTES system with watercooling
Review by R.Bowser
Thanks to abit for supplying the board for the review.