Firingsquad pakt weer eens de primeur: de eerst review van de Abit BP6.
As this is a dual-CPU motherboard, any changes to one processor are implemented on the other as well, meaning that you can only overclock as fast as your slowest chip can handle. Fortunately, Abit saw this limitation during development, and allowed for two separate CPU voltage adjustment channels. Your high-tolerance chip may be able to get away with 85MHz FSB at 2.0V, but if the second CPU is giving you voltage-related problems, just up that one individually to 2.2V!
We tested overclocking on the BP6 with 2 Celeron 433 PPGAs. One of them wouldn't overclock at all with a standard motherboard, while the other achieved 488MHz (6.5 x 75MHz) with little problem. Using the BP6's 72MHz intermediate, we were able to get the dual system booting at a respectable 468MHz. It's amazing to think that the most versatile overclocking motherboard available is not just a Socket-370 board, but a DUAL Socket-370 motherboard! Kudos to Abit for taking the Celeron seriously and treating it like the high-performance chip Intel doesn't want us to see.
Firingsquad zegt dat 'widespread distribution' van de BP6 op 28 juni begint, dus over een paar week moet-ie ook hier in Nederland te koop zijn. Voor info en benchmarks: check de review!