Excerpt: With all the news and suspicion surrounding Abit over the last year or so, I really thought my review of the Abit Fatal1ty AN8-SLI motherboard would have been my last look at Abit's technology.
Excerpt: Since 1989 ABIT Computer Corporation established itself as a definitive leader in manufacturing computer hardware components and peripherals such as VGA and motherboard technologies, ultimately designing some of the most popular hardware solutions over the world.
Conclusion: Overall, the Abit AN8 SLI is an impressive motherboard! Being closest to the DFI LAN Party nF4 series, Abit has done a pretty good job with their AN8 SLI. Offering an impressively overclockerï¿½s friendly ï¿½Guru BIOS, the AN8 SLI boast up to 3.4VDIMM for power hungry BH5 or UTT memory chips.
Pros: Overclocks very well, Up to 3.4VDIMM, Unique cooling design, Decent board layout, Nice orange PCB with Red LEDs, AudioMAX7.1 card, Supports NVIDIA SLI, Good price & performance
Cons: Memory tweaking options could be better, Issues with certain RAMs, 1T issue with 2x512MB TCCD
Conclusion: The AN8 SLI is a very nice board. Once you get around the chaotic layout and learn what order to perform your installation the AN8 SLI is actually very nice to work with. The BIOS provides more options for overclocking and monitoring that most enthusiast boards on the market with more RAM...
Conclusion: Abit has a long list of good features on the board. Overclocking options are near the top, along with the OCGuru features, and the Q-OTES heatpipe. The diagnostic LED will come in handy, and the 7.1 channel audio should be shielded from noise better on the separate card.