abit AW8-D Max 975x socket 775 mobo
Posted on: 18.07.2006 01:00:00

•  LGA775
•  Intel® 975X
•  FSB1066
•  Dual DDR2 800
•  Dual PCI-E X16
•  Dual SATA 3G RAID
•  Dual PCI-E GbE
•  IEEE1394
•  7.1 CH HD AudioMAX
•  RoHS Compliancy
•  SilentOTES™
•  ěGuru™ Tech

CPU
• Designed for Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 processors with1066/800MHz FSB
• Support Intel Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition & Intel Pentium® D Processor
• Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading / XD-bit / EM64T Technology
• Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology

Chipset
• Intel® 975X / Intel® ICH7R Express Chipset

Memory
• Four 240-pin DIMM sockets
• Supports Dual channel DDR2 800/667 Un-buffered Non-ECC memory

 Graphic
• Supports Dual PCI-Express X16 slots (Dual ATI CrossFire VGA cards)
• Supports maximum memory capacity up to 8GB

 ABIT Engineered
• ABIT µGuru™ Technology
• ABIT Silent OTES™ Technology
• ABIT AudioMAX™ Technology

Audio
• ABIT AudioMAX™ HD 7.1 CH
• Supports auto jack sensing and optical S/PDIF In/Out
• Dolby Master Studio Certificated

LAN
• On board Dual PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller supports 10/100/1000M Ethernet

Serial ATA
• Intel® Matrix Storage Technology supports RAID 0/1/10/5
• Supports SATA AHCI, providing native command queuing and native hot plug
• On board Silicon Image Sil3132 PCIE SATA 3G RAID controller

 IEEE1394
• Supports 2 Ports IEEE 1394 at 400Mb/s transfer rate

Expansion Slots
• 2 x PCI-E X16, 2 x PCI-E X1
• 1 x PCI, 1 x AudioMAX

Internal I/O Connectors
• 1 x Floppy port
• 1 x UDMA 100/66/33 connector
• 4 x SATA connectors
• 2 x 2nd SATA connectors
• 2 x USB 2.0 headers, 1 x IEEE1394

Back Panel I/O
• ABIT Silent OTES™
• 1 x PS/2 keyboard, 1 x PS/2 mouse
• 1 x IEEE1394
• 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x RJ-45 LAN

Form Factor
• ATX form factor 305 x 245mm

There is no shortage of features on this board and it is good to see that, that is one of the things that impressed me with the AW8max 3rd eye. With six sata2 ports storage limitations would not be a problem either. Let us just hope that it performs as well if not better than the 955x based AW8 Max so let’s get on with the review.

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