Abit’s first attempt at SLI also comes with the coveted “Fatal1ty” moniker that makes all kinds of promises about being the the ideal solution for a hardcore gamer. This both limits the amount of options that Abit had in organizing components as well as deciding how many legacy slots to include. A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. The inclusion of an onboard Texas Instruments Firewire controller does give the Abit board some additional flexibility, though. There are no major flaws in the board’s layout, but there are several annoyances worth mentioning.

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Customize The Tech Report If you’re building a system meant to sit at the center of a multi-network digital content creation hub, a board like the A8N-SLI Deluxe is certainly a better option. As often happens, however, spec sheets don’t tell sn8 whole story. Even my Audigy 2 ZS had to be coaxed gingerly into place. Fatap1ty even in XP compatibility mode. There are two legacy PCI slots for sound cards, storage controllers and whatever else you might be bringing into the new system.

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No support from Abit whatsoever for Win7. Most of the available space is occupied by two OTES fans that cool the board’s power circuitry. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Abit was still able to cram a lot of useful features on the board though. More items related to this product. Vertical refresh sync vsync was disabled for all tests. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture.

ABIT Fatal1ty AN8 SLi – motherboard – ATX – Socket – nForce4 SLI Overview – CNET

Abit’s DIMM configuration is less than perfect; all four slots are jam-packed together—a highly questionable decision, given Abit’s historical focus on overclocking performance and high memory speeds. On a more serio That configuration leaves two lanes to spare for onboard devices. It will crash in the middle of the flashing process leaving your Aj8 chip useless!

Although perfectly acceptable at stock speeds, such tight configurations make it difficult for passive or active memory cooling to work effectively, due to the simultaneous constriction of both airflow and space. Winstones and WorldBench 5 Application: The POST code indicator helps you to diagnose any problems you might have with a system not starting up correctly.

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ABIT Fatal1ty AN8 SLi – motherboard – ATX – Socket 939 – nForce4 SLI

Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first ftaal1ty This both limits the amount of options that Abit had in organizing components as well as deciding how many legacy slots to include. The remaining four ports are accessible via onboard headers, but Abit doesn’t include any PCI back plate hardware for them. Although the board spi up to ten USB devices, the four rear USB ports and the two more front-panel ports on the uGuru drive bay panel only allow up to six devices to connect simultaneously.

Whether the floppy port placement is an issue will depend entirely on whether you need a floppy drive. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing?

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All SLI gaming tests were run at xx32, with detail levels maxed out and both antialiasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.