Abit launches a new Intel P965 board
A new high-end model has joined Abit's line of motherboards based on Intel's P965 Express chipset. Named AB9 QuadGT, the board packs a host of enthusiast-friendly features including dual PCI Express x16 slots with ATI CrossFire support (in a x16/x4 lane configuration,) 100% solid-state capacitors, a digital processor voltage controller, onboard on/off switches, an external "clear CMOS" switch, Abit's trademark μGuru set of tweaking and hardware monitoring tools, and heat pipe-based chipset and power regulation circuitry cooling. Abit claims the AB9 QuadGT has been "specifically engineered" for Intel's quad-core processors, too—hence the name. Although Abit went overboard with Serial ATA connectivity on the cheaper AB9 Pro, the new AB9 QuadGT "only" has six internal Serial ATA ports and two external ones.