Abit IP35-E Socket 775 Motherboardccokeman -
Price: $103.64 USD
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P35! Huh? For those who don't know, P35 is the designation for Intel's newest chipset on the market. This chipset is the successor to the highly successful Intel 965 chipset. What I have today is Abit's entry level board into this market. "Off Limits" is the slogan Abit is using to tout this new series of motherboards that it has developed. Even though this is the entry level board in the series, it is not short on features. HDMI ready, 12 USB ports, support for the newest Intel 1333 FSB processors, and 7.1 surround sound make this board ready for action. Seeing that this is the entry level, I am curious as to how well it performs against some of the chipsets and motherboards on the market today. Let's find out.
With many successes in the 15 years since Abit's inception, the company continues to look forward to bring us, the enthusiast, the best product available. One of the company's latest concepts is "Bullet Proof Technology". The company's goal is to deliver award-winning performance based on four key strategies: Quality, Stability, Reliability, and Engineering.
Abit has moved away from the Asian themed artwork and has gone straight for the heart of Americana with the artwork on the package. Monster trucks are always cool. At least in my world. The rear panel gives a detailed look at the motherboard highlighting its features to effect.
Opening the package up, we get to see the bundled accessories on top of the motherboard section of the box. The motherboard is packaged well and took some effort to remove from the box. That's a good thing since no movement equals a safe and secure trip.