we hope you are not color blind here and may
have missed two very distinct features of this
particular Athlon Motherboard. To date,
we know of no other motherboard manufacturer
that has been able to boast FSB speeds up to
183MHz. on an Athlon board nor the ability to
adjust core voltage of the processor.
This should be a beautiful thing for most hard
core overclocking types out there. Abit
clearly is delivering once again to the high
end power user community.
at Abit also put on their thinking caps when
they decided to incorporate 6 PCI Slots and
forgo the AMR slot. Another curious
point here is that Abit is incorporating Data
Buffers on the Memory Bank Interfaces.
We are not sure, quite frankly, why this is
needed but when you get up to 2GB of system
memory on a board (the KA7's max) things are
pretty heavily loaded.
Are you excited
now? Well, you won't have to keep your
cool for long because our oh-so-cooperative
informant let us know that this motherboard
may be available in "a couple of
weeks". Abit may even be officially
announcing it this Friday! Sit tight
kids. This should be fun. We HOPE
to be on the short list to receive one of
these boards soon for testing. (major-league
HINT to our informant) :)
The Apollo Pro133 "A" Makes an
on to the new VIA Apollo Pro133A based Pentium
board, that they have in the works. We
didn't get too much info on this here except
that the board will be called the VT6X4
and will have all the support of the Apollo
Pro 133 "A" chipset including AGP4X
and better system memory performance.
this board we will get "SoftMenu II"
technology as well as CPU Voltage Tweaking, in
the BIOS. Not much more is known about this
board except that Abit is not planning a big
splash for it. The focus is clearly on
the K7 board. Stay tuned for more
details on this board as they become
that about does it for any information we
could squeeze out of our friend at Abit.
Stay tuned to HotHardware for the low down on
these exciting new products. A sincere
thanks to our informant. We hope the
Feds don't come looking for you as a result of