Features & Specifications

abit cuts no corners when it comes to feature rich components. The AW9D-MAX has just about everything anyone could want on a high end performance motherboard. You can expect to run LGA775 processors with1066/800MHz FSB. Supporting Intel® Core™ 2 Duo(Extreme Edition) & Pentium® Extreme Edition & Pentium® D & Pentium® 4 Processors, the AW9D-MAX is full backwards compatible with older CPU architectures. abit‘s AW9D-MAX sports seven 3GB SATA ports and one eSATA port located on the I/O panel providing up to eight SATA ports giving the end user enough SATA ports for storage space for the most demanding tasks and application intense programs that neccessitates the use of huge scratch disks.

aw9d max angle jpg  ABIT AW9D MAX

 

Other refinements of the AW9D-MAX include but not limited to features such as solid state aluminium electrolytic capacitors giving longer lifespan and more stability when pushing the board to its limits. These capacitors out perform standard Japanese capacitors found on other brands while costing more to produce the results are seen in the boards extreme over clocking capabilties. Silent OTES 2 adorns the new board which allows premium heat transfers, effectively moving heat away from the epi-center of the north and south bridge areas like never before. The new design allows a cooler running board which translates into longer mean time before failure rates. Let’s break down some supporting features:

  • LGA775
  • Intel® 975X
  • FSB1066
  • Dual DDR2 800
  • Dual PCI-E X16
  • 7 SATA 3G RAID
  • 1e-SATA
  • Dual PCI-E GbE
  • 2 IEEE1394
  • 7.1 CH HD AudioMAX
  • RoHS Compliancy
  • Silent OTES™2
  • µGuru™ Tech

aw9d max panel  ABIT AW9D MAX

The rear I/O panel is rather modest in that you will not find the old standard LPT1 printer port or phased out serial ports to fill in the gaps. Instead you will find state of the art eSATA port for supporting external drives. Four USB 2.0 compliant USB ports along with two Gb LAN ports and the standard PS2 mouse and keyboard ports. Sometimes less is more and in this instance I have to agree. Chances are if you are an enthusiast interested in this board, you will not have need for those old and outdated ports that some manufacturers are still using which are becoming irrelevent in todays world. Let’s get up close and personal and check out the board layout.