I left the memory clock at the Host Clock setting now MHz. Sadly, this board doesn’t use the forthcoming Apollo Pro A chipset, which is a juiced-up and pimped out version of what we have here, but perhaps we’ll see it represented in a future ABIT motherboard? Well still, I was a little disappointed at what I saw. Timing is more critical, and subject to rapid degradation when boosting the bus frequency. Oops, almost forgot, built-on sound card for you folks that don’t own one. Hopefully, I won’t encounter any premature harddisk failure and the higher bus speeds will compensate for the 10Mhz drop in processor speed in the tests to follow. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.
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Mac OS X The resemblance starts with the PCB layout and moves into the actual expansion slot configuration on the board. Now for a two and one half pages of the VA6 mainboard specifications Until you see the ugly Big-Bird-esque Joystick port on the motherboard that accompanies the less intrusive but no more pleasantly colored mini-jack connectors signaling onboard audio, it’s clear that the two motherboards share a lot of design.
Native support for Coppermines, even if only Slot-1 versions, is welcome, and the core voltage adjustments in Softmenu II are critical for overclocking with stability. Dunno for sure but I can guess that ABIT in some way wanted the board to slowly make it’s way to the market with hopes of not pissing in Intel’s Cheerios.
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Introduction VIA has been quietly but definitely improving on their chipsets to become a viable competitor to Intel. Here abbit a couple of snips on the highlights we touched on above. The system booted just fine, and ran all the benchmarks I threw at it.
Now do you think installing a motherboard can EVER be a painless thing? That is what “THEY” say anyway.
In spite of this theoretical support for MB modules, our MB Corsair modules had difficulty working reliably on the motherboard while they seemed to have no problems on other motherboards.
Rating, Intel E slot The new Abit board, called the VT6X4, is already available at our distributors. I was more interested in stability than benchmarks. The VA6 has a number abitt features that are very desirable in a new motherboard, and a few deficiencies.
Wednesday, February 23, Author: Hopefully, I won’t encounter any premature harddisk failure and the higher bus speeds will compensate for the 10Mhz drop in processor speed in the tests to follow. Features Galore Interestingly, there were many other new options that I had not been aware of on my older Abit.
You know, now that I think of it, it is not that big a deal, hell we got bus speeds up to MHz now although they are not officially supported The first has to do with memory timing: Leaving the Vcore at 1. It is always painful, the hassle alone can ruin your entire weekend.
Well what abir so special bout that?
The board was for sale to the general public in the United States and elsewhere and ABIT had not even informed their own press people that it was going abt sale.
So I leave it to be.
Nanotech and Quantum Mechanics. I’m all for that! For the A that I am using, locked at a 4. I took apart my system for the second time in the week, displaced all the necessary stuffs and reloaded it with the VA6. It’s neither stellar nor atrocious, and in this case it’s seemingly free and can be disabledso I’ve got no real complaints there. Timing is more critical, and subject to rapid degradation when boosting the bus frequency.
All that crap does not really make any difference anyhow It went through the benchmarks without any problems.
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