Since ABIT got hold of Jonathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel to be their spokesperson, they have lost no time in designing a whole product line-up, which capitalizes on the champion gamer’s name. Marketed as the ‘crème de la crème’ of gaming essentials, the ABIT Fatal1ty products feature radical designs and exorbitant cooling solutions. While you may not necessarily find them to be the most feature packed products, they are designed with performance foremost in mind. Thus said, the first motherboard in our NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra shootout is ABIT’s top candidate, the Fatal1ty AN8.
ABIT Fatal1ty AN8′s passes its biggest test, that is, being a supreme enthusiast-orientated S939 motherboard. What makes it so good is the sensible choice of a feature-rich chipset, nForce4 Ultra, and due care and attention that’s given over to both frequency and fan-speed manipulation. These two factors combine to push the sample’s stable HTT frequency to 320MHz – the highest yet seen at HEXUS. It’s achieved without any additional cooling and it paves the way for the Fatal1ty AN8 to be paired with the best S939 overclocking CPUs available today, be they Venice or San Diego cores.
Published in: nForce4 on 2005-05-25