72 abit IN9 32x MAX 680i SLI Motherboard

What I have noticed about abit in recent generation of chipset motherboard
trend, is that it is a company focused on perfecting a flagship product to lead
each line of motherboard chipsets it chooses to go with at a particular time
in the market rather carefully. It trades diversity for focus, spending as much
time as necessary to polish a flagship before slipping her off from the harbour.
We’ve seen that with abit AW9D MAX, and today we hope
to see it on the abit IN9 32X MAX. You will also see it compared to the top 680i SLI motherboards in the market… Includes GTL Ref Voltage Mods!

What I have noticed about abit in recent generation of chipset motherboard trend, is that it is a company focused on perfecting a flagship product to lead each line of motherboard chipsets it chooses to go with at a particular time in the market rather carefully. It trades diversity for focus, spending as much time as necessary to polish a flagship before slipping her off from the harbour. We’ve seen that with abit AW9D MAX, and today we hope to see it on the abit IN9 32X MAX.

2 abit IN9 32x MAX 680i SLI Motherboard

I was guessing it would come in box with a Samurai, Ninja, or Shogun avatar, much like the AW9D MAX, but this proved to be a wrong guess. A colorful, almost metallic looking dragon grace the front of it’s box seemingly hinting at the fury of the top performing board beneath the cardboard.

3 abit IN9 32x MAX 680i SLI Motherboard

Wi-Fi AirPace included onboard and is one of the highlight features of this board, out to level the playing field against ASUS’s top of the line Republic Of Gamers’ range of motherboards.

4 abit IN9 32x MAX 680i SLI Motherboard

At once, this motherboard comes across as a stamp from the blue-print of “modern-day premium mobo” mould. It has all the genes associated – Copper heatpipes, Diagnostic LED, Cool LEDs, convenient power-on/reset buttons, huge space around CPU socket, forward facing SATA Ports, etc…

CPU

 

LGA775 Intel Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Extreme / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron D

Designed for Intel LGA775 processors with 1333MHz FSB
Support Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo & Extreme Edition, Pentium® D & Pentium®4 Processors
5-phase Digital PWM Designation provides high quality and efficient power

Chipset

 

Northbridge: NVIDIA C55 SPP
Southbridge: NVIDIA NF590 SLI MCP

FSB

 

533/800/1066/1333Mhz

Form Factor

 
ATX form factor 305 x 245mm
PCB Color: Black

Bus Speeds

 

100 – 650MHz

Memory

 

4 X 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. memory capacity 32GB
Supports Dual channel DDR2 800 Un-buffered / ECC or Non-ECC memory

Graphics

 

2 X PCI-Express X16 slots support NVIDIA® Scalable Link Interface(SLI)

LAN

 

Dual NVIDIA® Gigabit Ethernet
Timing and TCP/IP acceleration

Audio

 

On board 7.1 CH HD Audio CODEC
Supports Jack Sensing and S/PDIF In/Out
HDMI™ ready header (SPDIF header)

Expansion Slots

 

2 x PCI-E X16, 1 x PCI-EX16(X8 bandwidth for X4, X8 and X16 devices), 1 x PCI-EX1, 2 x PC I

Internal I/O

 

1 x Floppy port, 1 x ATA 133 connector,
6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
3 x USB 2.0 headers, 2 x IEEE1394 headers
1 x FP-Audio header; 1x HDMI™ header
Quick Power & Reset Button

Back Panel I/O

 

1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
S/P DIF Out and IN, Clear CMOS switch
4 x USB 2.0, 2 x RJ-45 LAN,
2 x eSATA

Serial ATA

 

NVIDIA® 680i SLI: 6 x SATA 3Gb/s supports NVIDIA MediaShield RAID with SATA RAID 0/1/0+1/5 and JBOD
Silicon Image Sil3132: Support 2 ports eSATA

IEEE 1394

 

Supports 2 Ports IEEE 1394 at 400Mb/s transfer rate

Key Highlights

 

abit µGuru™ Technology
abit Silent OTES™ Technology
100% Japan capacitors
100% Low ESR and high ripple conductive polymer aluminum solid capacitor
Digital PWM
EZ switch for Clearing the CMOS
On-board LED Lighting

Voltages

 

VCore up to 1.92V
VDIMM up to 3.0V
VNB up to 1.55V
VSB up to 1.7V
VTT up to 1.5V

For complete specifications visit abit IN9 product page.