by Anton Shilov
08/09/2004 | 03:10 PM
ABIT, one of the leading makers of mainboards aimed at hardware enthusiasts, overclockers and gamers, said Monday it would launch a new series of mainboards that would change the way people treat mainboards later during the week.
One of the world’s top manufacturer of mainboards and graphics cards is pretty tight-lipped on its new lineup of products named after a famous gamer. What is known about the new Fatal1ty series is that the mainboard company did its best to offer an ultimate platform solution for gamers.
“We do not disclose much information about the new Fatal1ty family of mainboards, but based on the obtainable information I can assume that the Fatal1ty mainboards will be totally different from what you expect from ABIT or any other makers around,” an ABIT’s spokesperson told X-bit labs.
ABIT’s officials declined to comment about peculiarities of Fatal1ty mainboards, but said the new series will differ by design and feature-set from currently available high-end offerings.
ABIT’s first Fatal1ty mainboard will be based on Intel’s i925X core-logic and will be designed for Intel’s processors in LGA775 form-factor. Later during the year ABIT is expected to release Fatal1ty flavours based on Intel’s i925XE with support for 1066MHz Quad Pumped Bus and NVIDIA’s nForce4 for AMD Athlon 64 processors possibly equipped with 2 PCI Express x16 slots.
The initial versions of Fatal1ty mainboards will be available later this month, while the first public showcase of Fatal1ty will be held at Quakecon 2004 in