A Tour of Abit's R&D Facilities
The first thing we did when we arrived at Abit HQ was took a tour around the Abit R&D area. This is the place where Abit research and test all of their upcoming products for stability, compatibility, etc, as well as compare them to the competition from Asus, MSI, Gigabyte etc. Here is a picture of what the area looks like:
Motherboards, graphics cards, RAID controllers, USB 2.0 controllers, BIOS chips and many other tech goodies were scattered all over the area and we saw more than one test bed running 3DMark 2001 SE demos - good choice Abit!
One of the more interesting things we saw in the R&D area was a Maxtor SerialATA hard drive being tested on an Abit IT7-S motherboard. Until now, we have not seen any SerialATA hard drives other the Fujitsu ones that were being displayed on the show floor here at Computex. Seeing as Abit have already obtained a Maxtor SerialATA drive, we should be seeing the other major hard drive manufacturers come out with their SerialATA drives in the not too distant future, now that motherboards are available to provide support for the new standard.
We were also shown inside Abit's EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Chamber. The purpose of this chamber is to test the extent to which a piece of hardware will tolerate electrical interference from other equipment, and will interfere with other equipment. As you can see in the first picture below, the chamber even has its own email address!
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- Computex 2002 Coverage - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Computex 2002 Coverage - Page 2 [A Tour of Abit's R&D Facilities]
- Computex 2002 Coverage - Page 3 [A Chat with Abit Engineers]
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