Abit Press Release, P4 3.46EE and Others
Good morning all :) In my blurry eyed state last night, I have seemed to have missed a few interesting articles that came in our inbox. But, as we all know; Old news is good news... wait.... that doesn't sound quite right.... ;) Here is your AM shot of juice...
ABIT Launches Pro Gaming Hardware line Fatal1ty AA8XE and Fatal1ty X700XT
November 1st, 2004 - How do you build the Ultimate Gaming Platform? You find the Ult1mate Gamer. In a historical move, ABIT has partnered with the world's top gamer - Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel - to develop PC gaming hardware with no equal. Built for extreme speed and unmatched stability, the ABIT Fatal1ty Hardware Series is a platform designed for gaming from the ground up. Today, ABIT is proud to launch the first of the Fatal1ty hardware series - the Fatal1ty AA8XE motherboard and Fatal1ty X700XT Graphics Card.
The Fatal1ty AA8XE is packed with top-notch features and is built for speed. Intel's latest 925XE chipset provides the backbone, featuring a 1066MHz front side bus, and DDR2 memory support. Dual Intel LAN ensures the lowest latencies at home and at LAN events. Dual OTES™ keeps the system cool in the heat of battle. ABIT's µGuru™ technology allows you to easily tune your system for optimum performance and frame rates. On the Fatal1ty AA8XE is specially designed unlockable BIOS, which grants the user a number of BIOS options designed to push the system to the very limits for unmatched gaming performance. Audio performance is also top-notch with 7.1 channel high-definition audio backed by ABIT's AudioMAX technology. By using a separate daughter card for audio connectors, ABIT Engineers have greatly reduced the amount of noise caused by high frequencies generated from the motherboard. In fact, the Fatal1ty AA8XE is the first motherboard to receive Dolby(R) Digital Live support.The specially designed PWM system not only delivers clean stable power to the on-board components, but positioned over the MOSFETs are high-grade heatsinks that draw heat efficiently from some of a motherboard's hottest components. In fact, with ABIT's unique layout, the MOSFETs remain below 50°C!
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On the graphics side, the Fatal1ty X700XT offers impressive performance for today's hottest 3D games. Instead of the typical cookie-cutter design, the Fatal1ty X700XT uses an ABIT Engineered symmetrical layout that delivers consistent power across the entire graphics card for unmatched stability. The Fatal1ty X700XT includes 256MB of ultra-fast GDDR3 memory rated at 1.6ns for blistering performance. With ABIT-designed copper heatsink and RAMsinks, the Fatal1ty X700XT delivers VPU temperatures that are up to 8° cooler than the competition, and with OC Strips, the Fatal1ty X700XT quickly draws excessive heat from the PCB.
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Hopefully that keeps you tied over until the next round. Until next time brothers and sisters, be good :) - Cheers