Flowery Abit board a fake
The Inquirer is confirming that the
alleged pink Abit nForce 5 motherboard with flower etchings that had
appeared on some message
boards was in fact an obvious Photoshop job. The real board seems to be
an early sample of one of MSI's future nForce 5-based products.
Interestingly enough, the board appears to only sport a single parallel
ATA connector, hinting that Socket AM2 systems could follow in Intel's
footsteps of slowly phasing out the interface. The board also seems to
have a new CPU mounting bracket, validating earlier
reports that Socket AM2 would be incompatible with Socket 754, 939
and 940 heatsinks.