Motherboards - Published on Monday, 15 January 2007 23:06 Written by Stefan Immefors
|Processor support||AMD Socket AM2
Athlon64, Athlon64 X2, Athlon FX, Sempron
|Chipset||NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI MCP/SPP 190|
|Memory||4x 240-pin DIMM Unbuffered ECC/Non-ECC
Dual Channel DDR2 800/667/533
|Expansion slots|| 2x PCI-Express x16
2x PCI-Express x1
|Storage|| 1x Floppy drive
1x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 IDE
6x SATA 3G (RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD)
|Internal connections|| 6x USB 2.0
2x IEEE 1394a (Firewire 400Mb/s)
1x CD/AUX input
1x uGuru Link
|External connections|| 1x PS/2 Keyboard
1x PS/2 Mouse
2x RJ-45 (10/100/1000Mbit)
2x S/PDIF (optic) via AudioMAX™ card
1x IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
6x audio connections via AudioMAX™ card
|Size||305 x 245mm|
Compatible with all uGuru-compatible hardware
Like on most Abit motherboards, the Serial Port and Parallel Port connector have been removed. Where they used to be, there are now two fans that move hot air away from the OTES cooling system.
Like many manufacturers, Abit has two network connectors that support up to 1 Gb/s. In order to save space on the back panel, Abit has chosen to us a separate expansion card called AudioMax™. It contains all the audio connectors that are necessary for 7.1 surround.
Something worth mentioning is that this motherboard supports up to 8GB of RAM which has yet to become a standard on the market.
But what do you get when you chose to buy this kind of motherboard?
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