Abit's K8T800 Pro board hits in Japan
Although AMD has yet to announce Athlon 64 processors designed for a 1GHz HyperTransport bus, PC Watch
reports that Abit's KV8 Pro
is already available in Japan. The KV8 Pro uses VIA's K8T800 Pro chipset, which apparently supports a 2GHz HyperTransport link (1GHz for both upstream and downstream, I presume). While the KV8 Pro doesn't look quite as swanky as the OTES-equipped KV8-MAX3
, the Pro looks to be quite affordable; the board is apparently selling for under $120 in Japan, and at least one retailer has it listed at $105 on Pricewatch.