abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard



AMD/ATI needed to get a set of boards out there to rival Intel's "G" series integrated graphics chipsets and nVidia's 61XX series of integrated graphics. The Intel version of the 690G chipset, the Radeon X1250 is looking pretty good.

As we have seen the board performs admirably against some of it's larger and far more expensive competition. As a motherboard alone the abit fatal1ty F-I90HD stands up to the leaders of the pack well, let alone the extras that make the board somewhat of a Gem.

So the board does well in normal motherboard tests, lagging only slightly behind. Now what the abit F-I90HD is really about is getting your high-def onto your TV well. After testing the board at what it is supposed to be doing you have to admire the thinking behind a board like this.

Gaming is another fairly strong point of the abit F-I90HD. I was actually pretty impressed with what I played on the board and the fact I could play any modern games at all on it. Integrated graphics have a very bad reputation and this is certainly a step in the right direction.

At £70.11 the abit fatal1ty F-I90HD is looking pretty damn nice for the money. With a decent onboard GPU, HDCP HDMI (audio-visual) and VGA out, decent speed and some headroom for overclocking the board is a great buy for those wanting something to stick in a slick media centre.


After living with the board for a couple of weeks I can safely give the abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD an "Editors Choice" Award and "Value For Money" Award from OC3D, highly recommended.

Editors Choice Award Value For $$ Award


+ Keeps up with the best
+ Great looking board
+ Packed with features
+ Great small form factor
+ Decent gaming
+ Awesome for an HTPC


- Could overclock more
- Not for a hardcore gamer
- Not 12 hours stress test stable

Thanks to abit for providing the review sample

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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2007, 13:04:44

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

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

16-04-2007, 13:13:00

One thing I just thought of actually, why did they decide to brand it as a fatality product? Surely they should be for 'hardcore' gamers?Quote

16-04-2007, 13:21:39

Well ye I thought that a bit strange, but I suppose they are trying to market it as a gaming productQuote

16-04-2007, 14:27:21

I'm sure they'd probably make more money marketing it as a HTPC product. Without the fatality branding it'd probably be cheaper and the 690G with HDMI just seems like the perfect HTPC board. Ah well, I'm sure there are some very well paid people in the workd making these kind of desisions.Quote

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