Abit were founded in 1989 and by 1991 was the fastest growing motherboard manufacturer in the world with sales exceeding $10,000,000. Over the next 15 years the company went from strength to strength opening new factories in Taiwan and China winning numerous design awards and were the first manufacturer to offer “jumper less” technology with their Softmenu system. Having had some trouble last year they have recovered in full swing. This was a relief for most of the enthusiast as abit have always been at the forefront with there new ideas. A while back they introduced the uGuru chip an overclocking system separate from the bios but integrated to it, this was and excellent idea put in to practice and is still one of the least resources using when used via windows.
A while ago I reviewed the AW8D, this was a 975x based chipset that offered a good set of features. Today we will be taking a peak at the abit AW9D the follow on from that board that boasts core duo support. Now abit have been around for some while and are respected for the enthusiast boards. Does the AW9D-Max continue that trend? Let us get on with the review and find out.
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