Abit announces new 'Fatal1ty' Intel motherboard
Everybody's favorite pro gamer has gotten yet another motherboard named after him. This time, Abit has unveiled a mid-range mobo based on Nvidia's nForce 650i SLI chipset and christened it Fatal1ty Professional FP-IN9 SLI. As its name indicates, the motherboard supports Nvidia SLI multi-GPU configurations, although it only has eight lanes of PCI Express connectivity per x16 slot when running in SLI mode. (Boards based on the nForce 680i SLI chipset, by contrast, support a full 16 lanes per slot.)
The Fatal1ty Professional FP-IN9 SLI has two PCIe x1 slots, two regular PCI slots, four 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, two IDE channels, and Gigabit Ethernet. That feature set might seem spartan, but Abit says the board has a suggested retail price of around $120. The company has nevertheless outfitted the board with passive chipset and CPU power circuitry cooling, solid-state capacitors, and onboard on/off and reset switches. Abit also says the Fatal1ty Professional FP-IN9 has a "factory overclocked system bus," although it doesn't give any details about the subject.