Next, over at Fuwell, we found the cheaper brother of that ABIT
board, the ABIT AL8-V. Based on the Intel i945P chipset, it is a cut down
version, providing slightly less performance as compared to the i955X chipsets.
However, for users who want to go dual core, this is still a pretty good choice.
Priced at $ 249, this is one enthusiast level board.

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The packaging of the ABIT AL8-V.

 

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The label found on the packaging, with highlights to the key features found
on the board.

 

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This is how the board looks like from the top.

 

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The silk screen label on the board, together with a label, with the board
revision. Revision 1.0 for the board we found.

 

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Like the AW8, this AL8-V comes with a similar Broadcom BCM5789KFB PCIe
Gigabit LAN controller.

 

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This board also has uGuru technology, meant for overclocking.

 

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The trademark vertical Northbridge fan found once again on the AL8-V.

 

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The SATA ports on this board. Very solid build, thus no more breaking of SATA
ports.

 

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A Realtek ALC880 chip takes charge of the 7.1 sound on this board. It
complies to AC97 standard, and Intel HD Audio standard too.

 

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The rear I/O connectors found on the board.