Abit Fatal1ty AN8 SLI

Written by John Chen    Saturday, 01 October 2005 11:00
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Abit's release of the Fatal1ty line started out pretty well.  It overclocked to great speeds and was stacked with cool features.  The only thing bad about the Fatal1ty AN8 was the lack of VDIMM options.  2.8v to memory simply wasn't enough.  Enthusiasts with TCCD based memory can get away with just 2.8v but sometimes 2.8v won't be enough.  Then there are the Winbond based memory that just screams for increased voltages.  A measly 2.8v simply won't unleash the power behind Winbond memory.  Hardware enthusiasts and overclockers have submitted many complaints to Abit and they've heard it and finally responded.  The new Fatal1ty AN8 SLI not only brings increased voltage options for memory, but also uses the Nvidia nForce4 SLI chipset for SLI capability.

The Fatal1ty AN8 SLI is not the only motherboard to see VDIMM changes.  The regular AN8 SLI and AN8 Ultra both will have better VDIMM options as well.  However, because the Fatal1ty AN8 SLI is the new Abit flagship motherboard, it will be the motherboard to go through our testing procedures and overclocking tortures.  I continue to use the Fatal1ty AN8 in one of my gaming systems.  If the additional changes to the Fatal1ty SLI version is for the better, then I'll be forced to build another great gaming system.