Abit NI8 SLI

Written by John Chen    Monday, 24 October 2005 11:00
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Nvidia's announcement of their C19 chipset for the Intel platform brought quite the buzz.  For quite a period of time, Intel fans were stomped and had to sit in the corner while AMD fans were flying by with their nForce4 SLI motherboards.  The C19 chipset changed all that.  It allowed Intel enthusiasts the ability to finally combine two graphics cards into one to produce some awesome gaming performance.  We had a look at Gigabyte's GA-8N-SLI Royal solution a while back and was certainly impressed by the numbers.  The overclock was a bit weak on that motherboard, although Gigabyte motherboards are not known to be major overclockers.  Abit, however, is definitely well known for their motherboards' overclocking capabilities.

Abit has been pretty inconsistent with their motherboard releases in the past couple of months, but their motherboards are still very solid performers.  It certainly won't win the overclocking crown since DFI has taken the lead, but it will win in other areas.  Which path will Abit's C19 solution take?  Is it good or bad?