Bij Overclocker's Workbench hebben ze al een exemplaar te pakken weten te krijgen van de nieuwe Abit VA6 met de Via Apollo Pro 133 chipset (zie ook dit bericht van gisteren). De plank blijkt inderdaad vrij goed geschikt te zijn voor overklokkers, mede dankzij het SoftMenu. Verder biedt hij ook support voor PC133 geheugen en ATA/66, helaas geen AGP 4X. Hieronder een gedeelte, lees hier meer.
If you are looking for VIA Apollo Pro based mainboards, you might want to consider the VA6 as a cheap alternative to Intel BX based boards. It works the same way with Softmenu plus some new features specfically for optimising your systems memory performance.
Easy tweaking is what an Overclocker wants. Although this feature is now available in most mainboards from other manufacturers, SoftMenu has been proven and has been around for the past 1.5 yrs.
If you're looking for AGP 4x support, it is sad to say that this board does not support that yet. ATA 66 is supported though.
It is an interim solution for those who wants certified 133mhz FSB support which Intel based is not proven to run correctly at 133Mhz.
Only 1/2 and 2/3 AGP ratio are available. 1/4 is not available.
I conclude that this is a mainboard for those who can't wait anymore, wants the ATA66 performance and easy tweaking. But alternative boards from Chaintech like the 6ATA2 is also a very promising board that also offers similar features but with the additional 1Mhz FSB stepping. So, it really depends on what you want.