Bij Aussie Gamer is een kleine review geplaatst van de AOpen AX6BC Pro II Millennium Edition, waarvan er slechts 2500 van gemaakt zijn. Hieronder wat info over de plank, en een pic van deze black beauty:
Upon visual inspection, my eyes were immediately drawn to the platinum heatsink which keeps the Intel 440BX Chipset cool. Apparently the attractive heatsink dispatches more heat than the traditional aluminnium heatsink. Before I could consider this a real feature or a marketing gimmick, my eyes went off wondering again, this time to the black PCB and the board’s footer. This mainboard was no doubt meant to be pleasing to the eye. The actual board, or ‘PCB’, is jet black, which is a nifty little feature which I have yet to see on another motherboard. Yet another point of interest is the board’s footer. A platinum plate with ‘Millennium Edition’ scribed in fancy writing is pressed on to the bottom middle of the board, truly complimenting the black PCB mentioned earlier. While this combination of looks does little in the way of performance, it sure is cool. Motherboards have always been ugly, and probably always will be forever ugly, but the AX6BC Pro II does a good job at flashing lots of shiny bits around, allowing the board to look less unattractive than usual.
In short: It looks real cool
So what has changed in terms of layout and design? Well for starters AOpen have thrown away the 2 x ISA 5 x PCI card combo, ditching the ISA slots in favor of 6 x PCI. Their are other minor changes, such as larger capacitors, that altough minor, still help the board chug along that little bit quicker.