ABIT Releases the AN8 32X Motherboard — Jaw-dropping graphics with dual PCI-Express X16 slots
October 12, 2005 – ABIT is proud to announce the latest SLI motherboard in its award-winning lineup, the ABIT AN8 32X. ABIT AN8 32X is the latest and greatest implementation of the NFORCE 4 SLI x16 chipset from ABIT. It supports the AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64X2/64FX/64 Processors with a 2GHz system bus using Hyper Transport technology and can implement AMD CPU Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology.
With a full dual X16 PCI-E slots, support for the latest AMD Athlon 64X2/64FX/64 CPUs, the Guru Clock peripheral, and a customized Silent OTES cooling solution, the ABIT AN8 32X is perfect for multimedia enthusiasts that demand an SLI motherboard with the ABIT touch.
Outstanding Features and Performance
The SLI linking GPU card interface allows two SLI Nvidia PCI-E GPU’s to be linked and the graphics output to be enhanced dramatically. By breaking the bottleneck on antialiasing with single cards we take you into the next level of high performance graphics. With these features gamers and hardcore OC’s can tweak till their hearts are content.The graphics interface has two full-bandwidth 16-lane PCI Express links ensuring maximum graphics performance at an awe-inspiring 32x (2×16) SLI interface.
Memory is supported by four 184-pin DIMM sockets with the usual Dual channel DDR400 non-ECC un-buffered memory capability. Maximum memory capacity is up to 8GB.
Onboard features such as four ports SATA 3Gbp/s RAID 0/1/0+1 controller from the South bridge and furthermore two SATA 3Gbp/s RAID 0/1 ports from the Sil 3132 controller give plenty upgrade options. Additional features such as NVIDIA® Gigabit Ethernet with Nvidia® Firewall ActiveArmor, Firewire IEEE 1394 support at 400 Mb/s transfer rate, AC’97 7.1-channel audio surround sound and auto Jack sensing and Optical S/P DIF In/Out completes a well rounded feature-rich package.
Included for the enthusiast and mainstream user alike are the ABIT Engineered features such as µGuru BIOS tweaks to adjust your peripherals and software. ABIT µGuru Skin Changing gives you Full Skin, Mini Control, Mini Panel, & Transparent Skin Adjustments. The OC Guru allows instant on the fly overclocking. The AutoDrive function allows previous OC settings to be saved per application. ABIT µGuru EQ supports H/W Monitoring, Voltage & Temp. & Fan speeds. FAN EQ maintains fan Speed Control W/O phase Limits
The ABIT AN8 32X offers the ultimate in convenience with the bundled Guru Clock accessory. Guru Clock is an external LCD display that not only lets you overclock and monitor your system on-the-fly, but also lets you preset Skype calls, or notifies of any MSN, or e-mails that my be waiting while you are playing your latest game, or watching a movie.
The Silent OTES cooling solution keeps the Northbridge and MOSFETs cool with the latest heatpipe technology without the use of an active fan, hence cutting down on noise pollution from your case and enhancing stability of components on your motherboard.
Built with Bulletproof Technology
Like all ABIT products, the ABIT AN8 32X is built with Bulletproof Technology – a new standard in terms of Quality, Reliability, Stability, and Engineering. Bulletproof Technology begins with selecting the highest quality components available. While others try to cut components, ABIT puts quality first. Bulletproof Technology also means stability, and the ABIT AN8 32X has passed the Torture Test, a series of looping demos and benchmarks designed to tax the hardware far beyond normal use. Add to all of this, exclusive ABIT Engineered features, and the ABIT AN8 32X raises the bar by which motherboards are judged.
Published in: nForce4 on 2005-10-14