Without a doubt, the Abit BX6-2.0
is the premier choice of overclockers and hobbyists for their DIY
systems. The company’s constant innovation and consistent
showing of overclocking-friendly boards like the BX6, BH6 and
BX6-2.0 boosted their popularity in a short span of a few years.
first (an unsettled claim with QDI) to create a jumperless
method of changing FSB, multiplier and voltage settings, Abit
provided the masses with a simple and viable way of setting up
and tweaking their CPUs for maximum performance.
Intel 440BX chipset is one of the most stable and popular
chipset that ever arrived. Until the Intel Camino (the i820 is
delayed till Sept '99), I do not
see the BX disappearing into oblivion yet. Based on this
alone, Abit went ahead to create their third BX board, pouring
more R&D as well as research to fine-tune and incorporate all the goodness
of BX6 and BH6 combined. The BX6-2.0 has an additional 4th
DIMM slot just like the BX6 and therefore supports a maximum
of 1Gb RAM. Also, there are the five PCI slots just like the
BH6. A 6-chip memory buffer, said
to confer greater stability in large memory environments, is
going to appeal to the high-end server/workstation markets.
Abit’s patented SoftMenu II is a standard issue in their
current motherboards – the single reason for many to choose
an Abit over the rest of the brands.