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Product : AV8-3rd Eye
Company : ABIT
Author : Mark 'Ratchet' Thorne
Date : November 20th, 2004

Introduction

They make motherboards. Yes, oh yes. They make them for guys who want to overclock, guys who want to control every little aspect of their systems, guys who want to squeeze every ounce of performance out of their rigs. These guys don't need tons of useless outdated software, lame add-ons, or stupid glowing components driving up the price. These guys want control, smartly laid out components, useful software utilities, quick diagrams, and, most importantly, overclocking and stability. ABIT makes motherboards for enthusiasts.

They've been making motherboards for enthusiasts longer than anyone. An overclockers wet-dream, they were the first to come out with jumperless motherboards which put all the CPU and FrontSide Bus adjustments that were then normally set via jumpers and/or dipswitches on the motherboard into the BIOS. This is standard fare now-a-days, but ABIT gets credit for leading that charge, and thanks to that kind of innovation they have built a name for themselves and it's all about overclocking and stability.

In this, my first ever motherboard review, I'll be looking at ABIT's AV8-3rd Eye. The AV8-3rd Eye is based on VIA's K8T800 Pro chipset and was one of the first motherboards on the market to support AMD's Socket 939 processors.



ABIT AV8-3rd Eye Box
ABIT AV8-3rd Eye Box
ABIT AV8-3rd Eye Front
ABIT AV8-3rd Eye Front
ABIT AV8-3rd Eye Back
ABIT AV8-3rd Eye Back

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