Abit AW9D Max socket 775 Motherboard

Conclusion

Conclusion

abit have made an absolutely smashing board for Intel Core2Duo on socket 775 . This board seems to call to enthusiasts from all over the world that abit are back and they mean business. Having owned what is considered one of the best 975x boards out (an Asus P5W DH Deluxe) for some time now: I can safely say that the abit has taken my fancy, and it's place as my favourite C2D supporting board.

The Max series is back and abit are serious about building a brand that the enthusiasts can choose with confidence. With an excellent bundle (including an SLI bridge!!), abit have given you all you are going to need to set up your high-end gaming PC.

Priced at £149.31 @ Specialtech the abit AW9D max is slightly on the expensive side. But like most things in life: you really do get what you pay for.

Komplett

I cannot find much fault at all with the layout of the AW9D max, aside from a few very minor niggles and this means that I have to give the board the OC3D Editors Choice Award, along with the Gamers Choice...SLI this easy on 975x has to be a great thing for gamers.

abit aw9d max editors choice

abit aw9d max gamers choice

Pro's

+ Great Looks
+ Great feature Set
+ Awesome Overclocking Potential
+ Good bundle
+ LED's, Solid State Capacitors and extra's go "that extra bit" further

Con's

- Fairly expensive
- Not enough room for multi-GPU and a PCI Sound Card

Thanks to abit for supplying the board

Thanks also to SpecialTech for supplying the Asus 7600GT's for SLI

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Most Recent Comments

14-09-2006, 04:44:45

PV5150
There's nothing like competition from an established manufacturer, to cause HDD prices to fall; especially with relatively new, but evolving technology. What are your thoughts on WD's foray into the world of perpendicular recording? Let us know

Linky to the article here

14-09-2006, 06:16:37

FragTek
I'm surprised that Seagate didn't patent this technology! Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be

14-09-2006, 06:22:01

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
I'm surprised that Seagate didn't patent this technology! Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be
I thought Hitachi were the ones who invented it??

14-09-2006, 06:31:11

FragTek
I'm pretty sure it was Seagate

14-09-2006, 07:48:04

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
I'm pretty sure it was Seagate
Seagate were the first to get a drive out but I know Hitachi were heavily involved in the development

14-09-2006, 10:34:51

Phnom_Penh
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Seagate were the first to get a drive out but I know Hitachi were heavily involved in the development
Nah, twas Toshiba who got a perp drive out first .

14-09-2006, 13:38:04

nathan
just like to mention i hate WD!

14-09-2006, 21:51:13

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='nathan'
just like to mention i hate WD!
Why's that mate? WD make some insanely fast drives! Have you had a bad run with them?
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