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Abit AG8 Review

Date: 2005-2-15

   The first thing I have to say about the ABIT AG8 is that it is the best overclocking 915P motherboard we have tested on spective so far. It was able to do an amazing 261MHz clock (1044MHz bus ...

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Ití»s always interesting to see how various motherboard vendors deal with a particular chipset. Over the past few weeks we have taken a look at Intel 915P implementations on a budget Chaintech V915P (reviewed here), and the super-connected Asus P5GD2-Premium (reviewed here). Today we are looking at the ABIT AG8 Intel 915P motherboard also supporting the LGA775 socket.

The AG8 weighs in at just over the $100 mark and sports some great enthusiast options that ABIT has become known for. Though both the ABIT AG8 and the Chaintech V915P use the same chipset and memory type, the ABIT package is a bit different and will appeal to a very different crowd.


ABIT AG8 Specs


Intel 915P / ICH6R

Bus Frequency

800MHz / 533 MHz


DDR 333MHz / 400MHz

Memory Slots

4 slots

Memory Capacity


Drive Connectivity



Realtek ALC658 (AC'97 Codec)

Analog Audio Connectivity

Front, Surround, Rear, Center / Subwoofer, Line-in, Microphone

Digital Audio Connectivity

SPDIF Optical Input and Output


1 x Realtek RTL8110 Gigabit LAN controller

USB 2.0

8 connections (4x rear panel, 2x on bracket, 2x spare)

Firewire IEEE1394

3 IEEE1394A connections (1 rear panel, 2 on bracket)

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