As Rack recently put it there are only a few real enthusiast boards around and ABIT are one of them, with the Fatality main boards on both platforms (939 and 775) and other variations of chipset ABIT give choice from the standard board to the all singing all dancing models, take the board we are looking at today the AW8 MAX this is a 955x based chipset board that comes in three flavours the AW8, AW8 max and the AW8 max – 3rd eye. These are all based on the Silent OTES technology so it will be interesting to see what it can do.
Now the difference between the AW8 and the max version is an extra 2 sata ports and a few other minor things (more on this a bit later). The difference between the max and the max 3rd eye is the inclusion of the µGuru clock version 2. Now to be honest I am a fan of the µGuru clock from my 925x chipset, let’s hope they have kept to the standard they set with maybe a few improvements.
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