Abit intros cheap 'Fatal1ty' mobo with AMD chipset
Abit F-I90HD. Source: Abit.
In the hardware world, the "Fatal1ty" moniker has thus far been used chiefly to denote high-end enthusiast products. However, Abit has launched
an entry-level motherboard named after the pro gamer. Dubbed F-I90HD, the board is a Micro-ATX model with support for Intel's Core 2 processors and integrated graphics. Nothing particularly exciting there, but the board's integrated graphics chipset is a brand-new offering fromAMD.
The chipset is called ATI Radeon Xpress 1250, and it features support for 1066MHz front-side bus speeds, DDR2-800 RAM, and HDMI video output. For users who'd rather not use the integrated graphics, the chipset also supports a full-speed PCI Express x16 slot. Abit's Fatal1ty F-I90HD cools the Radeon Xpress 1250 passively, and aside from HDMI video output, its feature set seems to be what one would expect from a decent motherboard: PCIe x16, PCIe x1, and PCI slots, four 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, one IDE channel, and Gigabit Ethernet.