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ABIT prepares to launch their new BH7 mainboard for overclockers and hardware enthusiasts based on Intel’s 845PE chipset, as said over here. Although it is a bit late to launch i845PE product as i875P as well as i865-series core-logic sets are coming to the market soon, ABIT is well-known also for their ability to bring a brilliant products even based on an outdated chipsets. For instance, ABIT’s BE6, BE6-II as well as KT7A mainboards were very popular for their performance and wonderful overclocking capabilities (KT7A disregarded itself after it was unveiled that the mainboard could not work with the Athlon XP processors).

Here are the specs of ABIT’s new BH7 mainboard:

  • Supports Socket 478 Pentium 4 / Celeron processors with 400/533MHz FSB with 3.06GHz clock-speed and above;
  • Can take advantage of the CPUs with the Hyper-Threading technology enabled;
  • i845PE chipset, including i82845PE MCH and i82801DA ICH4;
  • 3 DIMM slots for up to 3GB of PC2100, PC2700 or even PC3200 (DDR400) DDR SDRAM memory.
  • 5 PCI and 1 AGP 4x slot;
  • 2-channel ATA-100/66/33 integrated controller;
  • Serial ATA-150 controller, supporting one Serial ATA-150 port;
  • USB 2.0 ports;
  • 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet adapter;
  • Realtek 6-channel audio solution with SPDIF support;
  • Overclocking functions, including Vcore, Vmem and Vagp adjusting, FSB settings from with 1MHz step and 4-phase power for CPU. Allows to set FSB:DDR dividers and independently clock PCI and AGP busses;
  • ATX Form Factor.

The main feature of this mainboard is 4-phase power for greater overclocking; the mainboard itself is capable to provide beyond 800MHZ Quad Pumped Bus, according to the source. You can take a look at the mainboard here.

We will tell you more about this potential bestseller among overclockers when the mainboard is available.


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