ABIT BX6 2.0 Motherboard - Part 1

By Ilia Gavrichenkov
06/03/99
iXBT Hardware Site

Introduction
Recently we’ve made a very interesting observation. A great number of the leading mainboard manufacturers start cloning their most successful samples.

And ABIT is not an exception. They prepared a new surprise – a BX6 Rev 2.0 mainboard, which happened to be announced at the same time with the Intel’s Pentium III.Since there aren’t any new chipsets yet, this mainboard is based on the old i440BX, and that is why it doesn’t differ much from its predecessors.
However, ABIT is very famous among all overclockers of the world for its jumperless technology (though, it is difficult to find out who was the first to apply this technology – ABIT or QDI). So, it is quite natural that this technology is also used in a new mainboard.

With a new BX6 Rev 2.0 motherboard ABIT intends to prove once again its high reputation as the manufacturer of most progressive, quick and stable mainboards.

As to the manufacturer, the main trumps of BX6 Rev 2.0 are:

  • Advanced jumperless technology Soft Menu II
  • Data buffers which help to increase reliability of the system an to achieve great stability in a large memory environment
  • A great number of supported external frequencies: 66, 68, 75, 83, 100, 103, 117, 124, 129, 133, 138, 143, 148 and 153MHz

All these interesting facts, mentioned above, aroused our incredible interest and we carried out some tests.

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