October 12, 2005 – ABIT is proud to announce the latest SLI motherboard in its award-winning lineup, the ABIT AN8 32X. ABIT AN8 32X is the latest and greatest implementation of the NFORCE 4 SLI x16 chipset from ABIT. It supports the AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64X2/64FX/64 Processors with a 2GHz system bus using Hyper Transport technology and can implement AMD CPU Cool 'n' Quiet Technology.
With a full dual X16 PCI-E slots, support for the latest AMD Athlon 64X2/64FX/64 CPUs, the Guru Clock peripheral, and a customized Silent OTES cooling solution, the ABIT AN8 32X is perfect for multimedia enthusiasts that demand an SLI motherboard with the ABIT touch.
Outstanding Features and Performance
The SLI linking GPU card interface allows two SLI Nvidia PCI-E GPU's
to be linked and the graphics output to be enhanced dramatically. By
breaking the bottleneck on antialiasing with single cards we take you
into the next level of high performance graphics. With these features
gamers and hardcore OC's can tweak till their hearts are content.The
graphics interface has two full-bandwidth 16-lane PCI Express links ensuring maximum graphics performance at an awe-inspiring 32x (2x16) SLI interface.
Memory is supported by four 184-pin DIMM sockets with the usual Dual
channel DDR400 non-ECC un-buffered memory capability. Maximum memory
capacity is up to 8GB.
Onboard features such as four ports SATA 3Gbp/s RAID 0/1/0+1
controller from the South bridge and furthermore two SATA 3Gbp/s RAID
0/1 ports from the Sil 3132 controller give plenty upgrade options.
Additional features such as NVIDIA Gigabit Ethernet with Nvidia
Firewall ActiveArmor, Firewire IEEE 1394 support at 400 Mb/s transfer
rate, AC'97 7.1-channel audio surround sound and auto Jack sensing and
Optical S/P DIF In/Out completes a well rounded feature-rich package.
Included for the enthusiast and mainstream user alike are the ABIT
Engineered features such as µGuru BIOS tweaks to adjust your
peripherals and software. ABIT µGuru Skin Changing gives you Full Skin,
Mini Control, Mini Panel, & Transparent Skin Adjustments. The OC
Guru allows instant on the fly overclocking. The AutoDrive function
allows previous OC settings to be saved per application. ABIT µGuru EQ
supports H/W Monitoring, Voltage & Temp. & Fan speeds. FAN EQ
maintains fan Speed Control W/O phase Limits
ABIT AN8 32X offers the ultimate in convenience with
the bundled Guru Clock accessory. Guru Clock is an external LCD display
that not only lets you overclock and monitor your system on-the-fly,
but also lets you preset Skype calls, or notifies of any MSN, or
e-mails that my be waiting while you are playing your latest game, or
watching a movie.
The Silent OTES cooling solution keeps the Northbridge and MOSFETs
cool with the latest heatpipe technology without the use of an active
fan, hence cutting down on noise pollution from your case and enhancing
stability of components on your motherboard.
Built with Bulletproof Technology
Like all ABIT products, the
ABIT AN8 32X is built with Bulletproof Technology – a
new standard in terms of Quality, Reliability, Stability, and
Engineering. Bulletproof Technology begins with selecting the highest
quality components available. While others try to cut components, ABIT
puts quality first. Bulletproof Technology also means stability, and
the ABIT AN8 32X has passed the Torture Test, a series
of looping demos and benchmarks designed to tax the hardware far beyond
normal use. Add to all of this, exclusive ABIT Engineered features, and
the ABIT AN8 32X raises the bar by which motherboards are judged.
Source: Abit Press Release