iXBT Labs heeft een review van de nieuwe Abit BE6-II gepost. Naast de HighPoint UDMA/66 controller die we al kennen van de BP6 en BE6 is dit plankje vooral leuk vanwege de Realtek klok generator, die kent namelijk maar liefst 119 verschillende bus frequenties!
Due to the new Realtek RTM520-39D clock generator (by the way, Chaintech is already using similar microchips everywhere) ABIT BE6-II supports 119 different system bus frequencies. This range includes 66, 75MHz and all the values between 83 and 200MHz taken with the step equal to 1MHz. Well, we believe you haven't yet seen anything like that, have you? However, this richness can't make you profit as much as you probably hope to. Of course, if the FSB frequency exceeds 140-150MHz, the proper work of the memory, AGP and PCI is really doubtful.
[...] Nevertheless, ABIT does its best to provide higher system stability when working at high FSB frequencies. As a result, we now have two new options in SOFT MENU (we have already seen the first one in ABIT BE6 BIOS): Level 2 Cache Latency and In-Order Queue Depth. Level 2 Cache Latency allows increasing L2 cache latency and hence the CPU performance can become a couple of tens of megahertz higher in many cases. The performance drop caused by the cache access time appears not so significant and fails to absorb the acceleration. And In-Order Queue Depth disables the bus pipelining between the North Bridge and the processor, which can also contribute greatly to the overclocked system stability though again accompanied by a slight performance drop.