ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review :: AN9 32X Bundle

10-10-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard
  • 6 SATA cables
  • 2-port USB 2.0/1 port Firewire Bracket
  • Rounded FDD cable
  • Rounded PATA cable
  • Jumper Settings Guide
  • I/O backplate
  • NVRAID Driver Floppy
  • NVRAID 64-bit Driver Floppy
  • Fatal1ty User's manual
  • uGuru user's manual
  • Fatal1ty Brochure

The mark of a good hardware bundle on a motherboard to me is the inclusion of a SATA cable for each SATA port on the board. ABIT included six SATA cables, matching the number of ports. Also included is a bracket for 2 additional USB ports (bringing the total on the board out of the box to six), and a Firewire port. Fatal1ty is all about getting the most performance out of products he brands, and the inclusion of a fan for the South Bridge brings excellent cooling for the motherboard.


ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review Cables

Cables

ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review Fan

Fan

ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review Back Plate

Back Plate

ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review Drivers and manuals

Drivers and manuals



ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review Box open

Box open

ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review AudioMax card

AudioMax card


One minor pet peeve of mine is when motherboard manufacturers don't include a SATA floppy disk to install Windows with, forcing the user to make a disk with their own floppies. ASUS does this with their motherboards, but ABIT goes the extra mile, including driver floppies for both the 32-bit version of Windows XP and the 64-bit version of XP. The driver CD contains the drivers, the uGuru application and some minor software (Acrobat Reader, DirectX 9.0c)


ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review Flash Guru

Flash Guru


uGuru


ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review
ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review
ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard Review

Flash Guru is a Windows based BIOS flashing program that ABIT uses to update their BIOS on their motherboards. It's a simple one click update that works well. The Windows uGuru utility has options for overclocking in basic (pre-set) and advanced modes (Manual), keeps track of the fan rotation speeds, and system temperatures.