Abit AW9D Max socket 775 Motherboard
Published: 12th October 2006 | Source: Abit | Price: |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.
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.
+ Great Looks
+ Great feature Set
+ Awesome Overclocking Potential
+ Good bundle
+ LED's, Solid State Capacitors and extra's go "that extra bit" further
- 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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