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Socket 939 Motherboards - MSI and nVidia vs. ABIT and VIA - ABIT AV8 3rd Eye


By: | Socket 939 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 10, 2004 4:00 am

ABIT AV8 3rd Eye

 

 

On the other side of the fence is the ABIT AV8 - 3rd Eye. It too is a standard ATX sized motherboard and uses the VIA K8T800 Pro chipset along side the VIA VT8237 Southbridge. Since the development of the original nForce chipset, there has always been a good deal of competition between the VIA and nVidia companies. This is a good thing, of course, since it keeps prices at a more stable level. If only we could get some decent competition for Microsoft, it wouldn't be so darned expensive for the operating system!

 

Anyway, lets take a gander at the main feature set of the ABIT board.

 

CPU Support

 

Supports AMD Athlon™64 / Athlon™64 FX 939-pin processor

 

2000MHz system bus using Hyper Transport™ technology

 

VIA K8T800 Pro/VT6237 Chipset

 

VIA K8T800 Pro/ VT8237 chipset

 

Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)

 

Accelerated Graphics Port connector supports AGP 8X/4X

 

Memory

 

Four 184-pin DIMM sockets (Unbuffered Non-ECC DIMM)

 

Supports 2 DIMM Single Channel DDR 400/333/266 (Max. 2GB)

 

Supports 4 DIMM Dual Channel DDR 400/333/266 (Max. 4GB)

 

IDE/SATA

 

2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 Connectors

 

Supports SATA 150 MB/s RAID 0/1

 

Other Features

 

6-Channel AC'97 CODEC on board

 

On board GigABIT PCI Ethernet Controller

 

Supports 3 ports IEEE 1394 at 100/200/400 Mb/s transfer rate

 

8x USB 2.0

 

uGuru Technology

 

ABIT Guru Clock (The 3rd Eye On Your PC)

 

Instant Overclocking & H/W Monitoring & PC On/Off

 

MSN/E-mail Notification

 

Large LCD Screen & Room Temperature Display

 

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