The Abit KN9 Ultra is backed by the NVIDIA MCP55 Ultra and supports IEEE-1394a, Dual Gigabit LAN, and all of the other Abit extras we are delighted to see back. The Abit managed to pound the ASUS motherboard (ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi – NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI) in a majority of the Linux benchmarks. On top of that, the KN9 Ultra was backed by phenomenal GNU/Linux support even when it came to monitoring the hardware sensors. When it came to this latest revision of Silent OTES, it certainly had done a remarkable job of cooling the Chipset even while overclocking.
This near-perfect motherboard is moderately priced at approximately $120 USD. The Abit KN9 Ultra is taking home our Editor’s Choice Award due to its remarkable Linux support, performance, value, and overall great package. This is certainly a board for Abit and USI to be proud of.
Published in: nForce 500 on 2006-08-14