Hardware Central heeft een review in elkaar getimmerd van de Abit BF6 mobo, de vervanger van de BH6. Met SoftMenu III en 119 FSB settings is dit echt een bord voor de overklokker! Alleen wel jammer dat ATA/66 ontbreekt...
Truly an excellent board. Aside from that nagging ATX power connector which seems to plague so many BX boards, the layout is really wonderful. Abitís attention to detail is a refreshing and welcome change.
For the overclocker no other board can offer the degree of control afforded by Abitís SoftMenu III. Voltage tweaking abilities, combined with the inclusion of the 1:4 PCI clock ratio and almost nauseating number of FSB settings, ensure that compulsive overclockers will be able to squeeze every drop of performance out of their processors (as if 3 more MHz will actually help anyone). Furthermore, the board is clearly geared toward the overclocker, with 2 fan headers for a dual fan near the DIMM slots and an added thermistor for extra temperature monitoring.
Since product availability has never been a problem for Abit, the only reason I can see not to opt for this board is the lack of a 1:2 AGP clock ratio. If, in fact, thatís something you require for your overclocking escapades, you won't find it on any board based on the i440BX chipset, leaving the Via Apollo Pro Plus as the only viable alternative.
Although the BF6 is intended to replace the BH6 as Abitís economy model, there are still cheaper boards out there. If youíre building a bottom-line system and just need any old board, itís definitely possible to find something a few bucks cheaper.
In summary: a well-designed, feature-rich board, for an affordable price. If youíre an intermediate to advanced user, youíll simply love the control you get with the BF6. A word to the wise--if youíre interested in UDMA/66, check into the Abit BE6-II instead. Stay tuned for something on that board shortly, here at HardwareCentral.