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ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
The ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X motherboard PCSTATS is evaluating today is a prime example of what lengths ABIT is traveling to demonstrate its prowess.
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Fancy motherboard you've got there

ABIT has always done well in the high end enthusiast market, and that trend shows no signs of stopping with the FATAL1TY AN9 32X motherboard. The ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X motherboard certainly acts like a flagship board, and not a bad looker either. Equipped with the powerhouse nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI chipset, you know that performance is rock solid, the features are plentiful, and that it's going to be a little more expensive. At $200 CDN ($173 US, £88 GBP) the ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X easily applies to all three categories.

The ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X motherboard itself is rather easy to work with, the layout is great, and we really like the long list of integrated options. The standalone audio daughter card is a nice touch, as is the full compliment of colour-coordinated cables and such. In terms of performance the ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X is right up there with the other nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI boards. It doesn't separate itself from the pack, a common trait of the nForce chipset really. As you've seen from the test results the board handles great in SYSMark 2004, PCMark05, 3DMark06 and FarCry. Just as great as the Asus M2-CROSSHAIR and DFI LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G by way of comparison.

The ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X was also quick when it came to overclocking. The particular board PCSTATS tested reached a blistering 353 MHz motherboard clock speed! Just imagine this with a fast processor, some great DDR-2 memory and an awesome processor heatsink... sit back and watch the CPU fly!

The twin cooling fans at the rear IO are both a feature and an annoyance from our point of view. I'd rather see I/O jacks and connectors here than fans. The other issue of note is the apparent price premium the "FATAL1TY" brand demands. The FATAL1TY AN9 32X is priced about $20-30 more than the regular ABIT AN9 32X motherboard, and it does not support any additional features. In fact the only difference is that the FATAL1TY AN9 32X has a prettier colour scheme and comes with a few additional accessories; fans hardly make up for the price difference. On the whole, we'd be apt to lean towards the plain ABIT AN9 32X version, instead of the celebrity endorsed model all things considered.

The ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X is a great socket AM2 motherboard, but unless you're really into red, you'd probably be better served getting the AN9 32X and using the money you saved in another area.

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Contents of Article: ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X
 Pg 1.  ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Built for the Gamer at heart?
 Pg 3.  Enthusiast Gaming Accessories
 Pg 4.  Flagship AM2 Chipset - nvidia nForce 590 SLI
 Pg 5.  Fatal1ty's Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 6.  Overclocking the ABIT Motherboard
 Pg 7.  Prelude to Benchmarks / Sysmark 2004 Results
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SuperPi, PCMark05
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 12.  — Fancy motherboard you've got there

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