abit AG8

..:: Introduction ::..

It’s been roughly one week now since we posted up our findings covering ABIT’s i925X offering, the AA8-DuraMAX. We found that the AA8-DuraMAX offered stellar stability, solid performance, and pretty good overclocking considering the current situation of overclocking i915 and i925X motherboards. Today, we’re going to take a look at ABIT’s i915P offering, the AG8. The AG8 offers a better option to those users who wish to upgrade to the latest LGA 775 / PCI-Express platform, but simply don’t have the money to support some of the other costs involved such as DDR-II. The AG8 doesn’t offer quite the bells and whistles we found with the AA8-DuraMAX, but how does it compare versus our two i925X motherboards for performance? How well does the AG8 overclock in comparison to the AA8-DuraMAX? Read on to find out!

..:: ABIT AG8 Specifications ::..

Processor

  • Designed for Intel® 90nm Prescott LGA775 Processors w800MHz FSB
  • Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

Chipset

  • North Bridge : Intel i915P
  • South Bridge : Intel ICH6-R
  • LAN Chip : Realtek RTL8100S
  • Audio Codec : Realtek ALC658
  • I/O Chip: Winbond W83627HF-AW

Memory

  • 4 DDR-II DIMM 240-Pin Slots
  • DDR-I 400/333MHz RAM
  • Max: 4GB

Expansion Slots

  • 1 x PCI-Express x16
  • 3 x PCI-Express x1
  • 2 x PCI
  • 1 x UDMA/133/100/66
  • 1 x FDD
  • 4 x SATA
  • 2 x IEEE1394
  • 2 x USB 2.0

Back Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x Parallel, 2 x Serial
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 5 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x IEEE1394
  • 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ-45 Port