Abit announces Fatal1ty AA8 motherboards

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 13 2004 @ 18:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
In an exclusive interview regarding Abit’s new gaming server, Scott Thirlwell, Abit director of marketing, released more details about the Fatal1ty AA8. He explained that the board, which has been the subject of much speculation on the Internet’s message boards, will go into mass production on Friday (October 15) and he expects the first boards to reach store shelves by the end of this month.

For the development of the Fatal1ty AA8, the real driving force behind the board was Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel, according to Thirlwell. Fatal1ty is touted as the world’s top professional gamer, with his latest victory at the first DOOM3 Championship held during ID Software’s Quakecon in August. Fatal1ty and his team have worked with Abit’s engineers in Taiwan and at the company’s factory in China

Abit Fatal1ty AA8 specifications

CPU Socket

Intel Pentium 4 LGA775

Form factor

ATX (305 x 245 mm)

Chipset

Intel 925 series, ICH6R Express chipset

Memory

Four 240-pin DIMM sockets (unbuffered non-ECC DIMM), supporting dual channel DDR2-533/400 (max. 4GB)

Onboard RAID

Intel Matrix storage technology on four Serial ATA ports, RAID 0/1, SATA AHCI, providing native command queuing and native hot plug

Audio

On-board, 7.1- channel Intel high-definition audio. Digital audio interface supports auto jack sensing and optical S/PDIF

Video

PCI Express (PCIe) ×16 graphics

Network

One GbE Gigabit LAN controller supports 10/100/1000M Ethernet, one 10/100 LAN controller

Other onboard I/O

2 x PCIe ×1 slots
2 x PCI slots
1 x floppy port, supporting up to 2.88MB drive
1 x UltraDMA 100/66/33 connector
2 x USB 2.0 headers, 4 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x IEEE 1394 headers, 1 x IEEE 1394 port
1 x FP-audio header
1 x CD-in


More info and photos fo the Fatal1ty motherboards at DigiTimes


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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