ABIT Unleashes Fatal1ty AN8 Motherboard

@ 2005/02/01
Engineered by ABIT. Game-tested by Fatal1ty. The Fatal1ty Hardware Series represents the culmination of ABIT Engineering with the gaming prowess and experience of the world’s most recognized professional gamer, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. The result of this collaboration is a gaming platform with no equal, specifically engineered for the gamer that demands nothing less than the very best. Today, ABIT is proud to introduce the first AMD-based motherboard in the Fatal1ty Hardware Series - the Fatal1ty AN8.



At the core of the Fatal1ty AN8 is the NVIDIA® nForce4 Ultra chipset, which supports the latest and greatest 939-pin AMD Athlon 64/64FX CPUs. NVIDIA’s nForce4 Ultra offers gamers a bevy of advanced features that will help turn up their game. By integrating Ethernet capabilities onto the chipset, NVIDIA Gigabit Ethernet provides the highest network throughput with the lowest CPU utilization. Integrated NVIDIA SATA RAID delivers RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and JBOD for excellent storage flexibility, and a 3GBb/s transfer rate doubles bus bandwidth and provides blazingly high disk performance. NVIDIA Firewall protects your PC from intruders by filtering unauthorized traffic with instant-on capabilities. With the NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra chipset as a base, the Fatal1ty AN8 gives gamers both performance and peace of mind.

The Fatal1ty AN8 also comes with 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. Audio performance is also top-notch with 7.1 channel high-definition audio backed by ABIT’s AudioMAX technology. By using a separate daughter card for audio connectors, ABIT Engineers have greatly reduced the amount of noise caused by high frequencies generated from the motherboard.

Signature to the Fatal1ty Hardware Series is ABIT’s Dual OTES™ cooling technology. Originally found on the Intel-based Fatal1ty AA8XE, Dual OTES delivers twin fans and a heat duct that efficiently channels heat from the inside to the outside of the case. With OTES RAMFlow™, DDR memory is kept cool via two high-speed fans for unsurpassed system stability. The Fatal1ty AN8 also features an all-copper chipset cooler, which draws heat three times more efficiently than conventional aluminum coolers.

Case modders will love the Fatal1ty AN8. The Fatal1ty AN8 features distinctive styling with a striking red and black color theme and red LED backlights that outline the motherboard in a crimson glow.



PR on-line: http://www.abit-usa.com/news/2005/20050131.php
Fatal1ty AN8 specification and pictures: http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/...es=1&model=262
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