This is also a little bit older news dating from yesterday which I did not posted, but I just read the press release and there were a few interesting things in it. The Abit IC7-MAX3 is an improved version of their IC7 motherboard.
This is a picture of the motherboard. This is the first motherboard with MOSFET and capacitor cooling (those things that regulate the power)
Here is a picture which shows the effect of the cooling system :
The first Thermal photo shows the PWM area with OTES, and the second one without.
I think this cooling system will further improve stability, and especially improve overclocking results with voltages higher than the standard voltage.
Another new thing is Secure IDE :
For MAX3, the ABIT Engineers listened to users who were asking for information security. SecureIDE connects to your IDE hard disk and has a special decoder; without a special key, your hard disk cannot be opened by anyone. Thus hackers and would be information thieves cannot access your hard disk, even if they remove it from your PC. Protect your privacy and keep anyone from snooping into your information. Lock down your hard disk, not with a password, but with encryption. A password can be cracked by software in a few hours.
And this quote will many of you love :
"ABIT's SecureIDE will keep government supercomputers busy for weeks and will keep the RIAA away from your Kazaa files."
Also this motherboard has 6 SATA ports, Intel PRO/1000 CT Desktop Connection Gigabit LAN on board , and it supports Dual SATA RAID.
Full specifications can be found here