AW8 Max s ABIT Unveils AW8 MAX 955X Board

In their relentless pursuit of perfection, ABIT Engineers have created their
ultimate MAX motherboard to date. Today ABIT is pleased to announce the AW8-MAX,
the latest addition to its revolutionary MAX Series, and the first to feature
Silent OTES™ cooling technology. Designed, built, and tested to the highest
possible standards, this board is a must have product for users who simply
demand the best.
Based on the Intel® 955X™ chipset, the AW8-MAX is engineered to deliver the
ultimate computing experience. ABIT’s Silent OTES, AudioMAX™ 7.1 HD and µGuru™
2005 technologies place this motherboard ahead of the pack.

AW8 Max ABIT Unveils AW8 MAX 955X Board

In their relentless pursuit of perfection, ABIT Engineers have created their
ultimate MAX motherboard to date. Today ABIT is pleased to announce the AW8-MAX,
the latest addition to its revolutionary MAX Series, and the first to feature
Silent OTES™ cooling technology. Designed, built, and tested to the highest
possible standards, this board is a must have product for users who simply
demand the best.

Based on the Intel® 955X™ chipset, the AW8-MAX is engineered to deliver the
ultimate computing experience. ABIT’s Silent OTES, AudioMAX™ 7.1 HD and µGuru™
2005 technologies place this motherboard ahead of the pack.

MAXimum Engineering

Built around the Intel® 955X™ platform, the AW8-MAX supports Intel® Pentium 4
and Pentium D LGA775 1066/800MHz FSB processors. Hyper-Threading, XD-bit, EM64T,
EIST technology, Dual-channel DDR2-667/533 memory and High-Definition Audio are
just some of the many features that combine to make the AW8-MAX ABIT’s flagship
Intel motherboard.

Silent OTES uses ABIT-designed heatpipe technology to transfer harmful heat away
from the North Bridge to the Collection Module, where it’s removed from the case
by the CPU fan. The result, a totally silent platform offering excellent cooling
efficiency by utilizing existing hardware, ultimately providing enhanced
performance, stability and a quieter experience for the end user.

AW8 Max 1 ABIT Unveils AW8 MAX 955X Board

The cooling system is made from the finest materials to ensure excellent
cooling performance. The North Bridge comes in contact with a high-grade
aluminum heatsink with an all-copper base, which is fastened securely to ensure
maximum contact for heat transfer. The pure red copper fins on the Collection
Module are angled for optimum air flow, and utilize existing airflow from the
CPU fan, delivering excellent cooling with minimal noise thanks to their large
surface area.

Dolby® Certified 7.1 channel HD Audio with Dolby Master Studio support promises
AW8-MAX users an unforgettable listening experience. The use of a daughter card
results in a significant reduction in noise generated from the motherboard, a
major improvement when compared to typical on-board audio solutions. An optical
S/PDIF In/Out port provides crystal clear connection to their favorite digital
devices.

The AW8-MAX uses the 2005 version of ABIT’s exclusive µGuru™ technology, which
integrates OC Guru™ overclocking, ABIT EQ™ hardware monitoring, FlashMenu™
1-click BIOS updating, and BlackBox™ diagnostic technology into a user friendly
Windows-based interface. With OC Guru, users can tune front side bus speeds and
CPU voltages on-the-fly through Windows. ABIT EQ lets users monitor fan speeds,
system voltages and temperatures at-a-glance, and FlashMenu™ 1-click BIOS update
makes it easy to keep the system running in absolute peak condition. If a
problem arises, BlackBox™ automatically detects your hardware configuration,
allowing it to be sent to ABIT tech support for fast, friendly e-service. With
µGuru, users have the most comprehensive suite of system utilities ever to power
a desktop motherboard.

Fully Featured for the Future

There’s full support for the Intel® Pentium 4 and Pentium D LGA775 processors.
The four 240-pin DIMM sockets can hold an impressive 8GB of DDR2 memory. Six
SATAII RAID ports and one IDE port makes future storage expansion an easy task.
Built-in USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394b functionality means connectivity to all the
latest high-speed peripherals and multimedia devices. On-board Dual PCI-E
Gigabit LAN provides lighting fast connections.

Built with Bulletproof Technology

Like all ABIT products, the AW8-MAX is built with Bulletproof Technology – a new
standard in terms of Quality, Reliability, Stability, and Engineering.
Bulletproof Technology begins with selecting the highest quality components
available. ABIT uses only Japanese-made capacitors on ABIT branded motherboards
and graphics cards – capacitors that cost several times more than regular
capacitors. While others try to cut components, ABIT puts quality first.
Bulletproof Technology also means stability, and the AW8-MAX has passed the
Torture Test, a series of looping demos and benchmarks designed to tax the
hardware far beyond normal use. Add to all of this, exclusive ABIT Engineered
features, and the AW8-MAX raises the bar by which motherboards are judged.

Specifications

Intel® 955X chipset
Intel Pentium 4/D LGA775 CPU support
8GB DDR2 667/533
Silent OTES™
µGuru™ 2005
AudioMAX 7.1 HD Technology
6 x SATAII 3Gbps