ABIT AW8D Motherboard Review :: ABIT AW8D Bundle

07-21-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • AUDIOMAX card
  • 6 SATA Cables
  • 2 USB 2.0/ 1 IEEE1394 bracket
  • FDD cable
  • 80-pin IDE cable
  • Driver CD
  • SLI connector
  • AW8D User's Manual
  • uGURU User's Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • SATA RAID Floppy disk Intel
  • SATA RAID Floppy Disk Silicon Image

The hardware bundle on the AW8D is extensive, enough to fully utilize the features of the motherboard and the included peripherals. 6 SATA cables match the ports on the board, allowing the user to have up to 6 SATA devices attached. The USB/Firewire bracket brings the total of each to 6 USB 2.0 ports and 2 Firewire ports. Strangely, ABIT decided to include an SLI bridge and a bracket. As the AW8D does not support SLI in any way this is very strange.

ABIT AW8D Motherboard Review Manuals


ABIT AW8D Motherboard Review Driver CD

Driver CD

ABIT AW8D Motherboard Review Hardware bundle

Hardware bundle

Software wise, ABIT put a lot of thought into what to include. The main software besides the drivers is ABIT Guru. ABIT Guru is their overclocking utility for Windows. From here you can overclock the CPU FSB either via the pre-set settings or custom settings. Temperature readings, voltage readings and more can be viewed from this menu. Using uGURU I was able to overclock to Normal mode or 212MHz.