ABIT New AA8-MAX, AG8, AS8, AV8 Boards


ABIT ABIT New AA8 MAX, AG8, AS8, AV8 Boards

ABIT has decided to rename all their LGA775 Prescott supporting
motherboards from the “7″ series to the “8″ series to denote “Pentium 5″ class
of boards. Therefore the AA7-Max based on the Alderwood chipset will be named as
AA8-MAX, AG7 to AG8 and AS7 to AS8. The product manager of ABIT has revealed
that they are entering the final phase of the design of the boards and waiting
for the final production stepping of the Alderwood and Grantsdale chipsets. The
sampling of the boards will be in May and availability in June. One of the key
feature of their LGA775 boards versus the rest of the manufacturers will be on
the power circuitry around the socket.  Not
forgetting, ABIT has their AV8 board based on the VIA K8T800 Pro chipset that
supports the upcoming 939-pin Athlon 64/FX to be ready for launch in May.
Check
out the new boards and a preview on the AA8-MAX board!

IMG 8274 ABIT New AA8 MAX, AG8, AS8, AV8 Boards

AA8-MAX (Alderwood)

IMG 8285 ABIT New AA8 MAX, AG8, AS8, AV8 Boards

AG8 (Grantsdale)

 

IMG 8284 ABIT New AA8 MAX, AG8, AS8, AV8 Boards

AS8 (865PE)

 

IMG 8286 ABIT New AA8 MAX, AG8, AS8, AV8 Boards

AV8 (VIA K8T800 Pro)

ABIT has decided to rename all their LGA775 Prescott supporting
motherboards from the "7" series to the "8" series to denote "Pentium 5" class
of boards. Therefore the AA7-Max based on the Alderwood chipset will be named as
AA8-MAX, AG7 to AG8 and AS7 to AS8. The product manager of ABIT has revealed
that they are entering the final phase of the design of the boards and waiting
for the final production stepping of the Alderwood and Grantsdale chipsets. The
sampling of the boards will be in May and availability in June. One of the key
feature of their LGA775 boards versus the rest of the manufacturers will be on
the power circuitry around the socket. From the pictures below, you can actually
see that the Mosfets, voltage regulators and wire traces layout are rather
unique. ABIT has designed their Alderwood board in such a way that the each
phase of the 4 phases power design has 4 Mosfets to dissipate the heat more
efficiently rather than concentrating on one Mosfet which always become very hot
during overclocking. Also the Grantsdale and Alderwood boards have thick wire
traces around the socket and beneath the PCB to dissipate heat away faster and
more efficiently. The cooler on the Northbridge is designed in such a way that
the fan is blowing towards the PCI Express x16 slot to draw heat away from the
PCI Express graphics card and also the Southbridge. ABIT claims that the
ventilation of the board and overall system is much better this way. Not
forgetting, ABIT has their AV8 board based on the VIA K8T800 Pro chipset that
supports the upcoming 939-pin Athlon 64/FX to be ready for launch in May.

 

IMG 8288 ABIT New AA8 MAX, AG8, AS8, AV8 Boards

ABIT has two nice marketing ladies in their marketing
department showing off their new motherboards and both of them are called Maggie icon smile ABIT New AA8 MAX, AG8, AS8, AV8 Boards

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