abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard

I/O and BIOS

IO Connectivity

IO options aren't too shabby for such a small well-priced board.

abit fatal1ty f-i90hd io


We have:

* PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports
* SP-Dif Optical Connector
* 5.1 analogue sound outputs
* 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
* Single Gigabit LAN
* VGA out
* HDMI out

That's a pretty excellent lineup of connectivity - everything is catered for as far as what you would need on an HTPC system, very good work by abit again.

BIOS

The BIOS on the F-I90HD is a pretty basic affair. Based on the Phoenix AwardBIOS, it is a stripped down version of many abit BIOS we have seen before, with a few additions for the onboard GPU.

abit f-i90hd bios

I really like the Phoenix AwardBIOS and find it easy to get around in general, so top marks for this to abit.

abit f-i90hd bios oc menu

The overclocking options are put in the "Softmenu" in the BIOS, rather than abit's usual excellent µGuru menu. It is much stripped down, but there is still a small amount there for an avid overclocker to work on.

abit f-i90hd bios cpu volts abit f-i90hd ddr2 volts

abit f-i90hd nb volts

CPU voltage goes up to 1.650v which is a good range. DDR2 doesn't get quite as much adjustment range with only 2.5v being the highest. Still this should mean that even the highest performance RAM should run fine at stock. NorthBridge voltage adjustments only go to 2.088v so there's not a whole lot for the hardcore clocker.

abit f-i90hd memory timings

The basic memory timings are catered for in the BIOS with full adjustment. Some graphics adjustment is also there for you to play with.

The IO spec on the board is pretty awesome and the BIOS isn't as bad as one would have thought for a cheap board. Overall pretty nice work by abit.
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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2007, 12:48:20

FarFarAway
"Onboard Graphics" used to be dirty words in the world of the enthusiast, but with nVidia stepping up the heat with their onboard GPU's, it's not quite so bad.

AMD/ATI decided it's about time they hit back with something special...let's see what we've got

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16-04-2007, 13:04:44

Doddsy
I think the most impressive part is the letter from Wendell!

Tbh I've quite liked the look of this one since I first saw it, imo it'd be fantastic for a HTPC.Quote

16-04-2007, 13:04:55

nunzio
sweet looking.. and with the c2d price drops should soon be in my htpc budget Quote
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