Over bij Sharky Extreme hebben ze alweer een review online van de Abit BE6-II. De grootste veranderingen zitten in het SoftMenu, die nu nóg overklokkers vriendelijk is gemaakt. Wat dacht je van 119 FSB instellingen?
With 119 different front side bus speed settings available, the overclocking dogs in the Sharky Extreme lab drooled profusely when playing around within the BE6-II's BIOS settings.
Utilizing EMS' HSDRAM, which is rated to 150MHz, we were able to stabilize two specially unlocked Intel Pentium III CPUs at a front side bus speed of 142MHz with the BE6-II. That's not a record for us (our lab's MSI MS-6163Pro mainboard holds that title at 152MHz currently) but it is still very high.
Since the 440BX chipset only contains a divider for the AGP bus that equals 66% of the FSB speed (2/3rds), using a TNT2 or other AGP 2X video card at FSB speeds beyond 133MHz with it is out of the question.
At 142MHz, the AGP bus is forced to run at 93.7MHz, which is well beyond the stock 66MHz level that it's specification calls for.
Intel's upcoming i820 core logic set finally includes a full one-half clock divider for the AGP bus, which allows a PC using a 133MHz FSB speed to divide the signal in half, thereby hitting 66MHz properly.
Verder mikt Abit er ook weer Dip Switches op, maar dat wist je al.