I have tested many motherboards here at Dev Hardware -- some good, some bad, some ugly. I've always had a specific reason for testing the motherboards, and this time it's no different. This motherboard sells itself as a mATX motherboard with overclocking capabilities. We'll see how well it lives up to the description.
These types of motherboards are few and far between. ABIT is known for the quality of their motherboards, and the boards' ability to be overclocked. Hopefully the F-I90HD will live up to our standards and become another great motherboard from ABIT. Now it's time to dig into this review.
ABIT Fatal1ty Series
This motherboard is part of ABIT's Fatal1ty Series of products. What is a Fatal1ty product and what makes them different? Fatal1ty is the name of one of the most famous gamers around. He makes hundreds of thousands of dollars playing computer games around the world. This line of products is gear towards gamers and consists of products such as motherboards, mice, keyboards, headphones, and sound cards.
For most people this is just going to be a marketing tactic to get you to buy the product. It really has no benefit over traditional computer hardware. This is my first look at a Fatal1ty product. I didn't get it for the Fatal1ty name; I got it for its feature set.
Let's look at the motherboard. As I mentioned earlier, it's a mATX motherboard. Typically mATX motherboards don't do very well as far as overclocking and don't have as many features as normal MTX motherboards. I used to think of them as cheap motherboards that weren't anywhere near great. I have had some good experiences with a few mATX motherboards recently, so I'm starting to change my mind. The red and black coloring scheme is in line with the Fatal1ty brand name.
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