Published on 1st September 2006 by
Originally Posted by DougEdeyLooks like you can't wait for a review sample Tim.
Originally Posted by Mankz_91i wish abit learned to put more PCI slots in instead of express x 1 slots...
on that board, you cant have a dual GPU set-up and then an X-FI and a TV tuner.....
Originally Posted by Tim SIt's an overclocker's board - the MAX series always has been about overclocking. Also, there are already TV tuners on PCI-Express and I can see Creative moving that way in the future too... ;)
Originally Posted by specofdustActually, this is something that's starting to bug me tim, why are all PCI/PCI-E layouts utter s***e? Manu's always make slots that obscure each other if filled, or obscure USB or some other connectors. I know space is limited, but couldn't they just give us fewer usable slots(say 4 usable slots) instead of trying to give us 6 that are so crammed together that 2-3 is the best we can ever use? It used to be that with a good mobo you could get your graphics card in there, and then basicly everyone had more PCI slots then they'd ever need, but it seems like these days that every type of slot is some hyper-rare commodity, and even in the most expensive mobo's we're starving for lack of the things once we stick a couple of cards in there.
Why must this be the case?
Originally Posted by Tim SMankz, if we lived in the years of legacy, technology would never move forwards. For example, if we were still using socket 478, we wouldn't have something like Core 2 Duo - the same is true about Socket A. Don't get me wrong, I understand your point of view and Abit is marketing the AW9D-MAX as an overclocker's board. If you want a combination of overclockability and expansion, DFI's boards are probably a safer bet.
There would be a second PCI slot if Abit had chosen not to include AudioMAX along with the second SATA controller. However, Abit wanted to go that way with its sound solution, as the company believes it is slightly higher quality than an embedded solution. I agree with that sentiment during my time using Abit products - there tends to be less interference, but it is not completely gone. It's horses for courses in that respect.
IMO, anyone who is really serious about having a fast system would be watercooling the two video cards they've installed. ;)
Originally Posted by nekrosoft13audiomax is worthless, boards like this should have 3 pci, and drop integrated sound all together.
Originally Posted by Tim SIMO, anyone who is really serious about having a fast system would be watercooling the two video cards they've installed. ;)
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