Intel® Core™ 2 Duo

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo desktop processors are the next generation of CPUs based on the new Core™ microarchitecture. These desktop processors are up to 40 percent faster and over 40 percent more energy-efficient than their predecessors running at the same clock-frequencies.

Socket AM2

Socket AM2 is the new processor socket for AMD® desktop CPUs, introduced in May 2006. One major improvement of Socket AM2 is the support for dual channel DDR2 memory.

Socket LGA775

Socket LGA775 is the processor socket for all recent generations of Intel® desktop CPUs, including but not limited to Celeron® D, Pentium® 4, Pentium ® D and Core™2 Duo.


DDR stands for "Double Data Rate". The DDR technology made it possible to double the bandwidth of SDRAM under optimal conditions. A DDR200 module provides a data bandwidth of 1.6GB/s; therefore it is also called PC1600 memory. Likewise, DDR400 is called PC3200 memory, as it provides a bandwidth of up to 3.2GB/s.


Double- Data- Rate 2 memory is the latest generation of DDR memory. It dramatically improves the data transfer rates and bandwidth of conventional DDR memory.

Dual Channel DDR2

Dual Channel DDR2 effectively increases the data transfer rates and bandwidth of DDR2 memory. Dual channel DDR2 offers 30% higher bandwidth while considerably lowering power consumption. This also results in less heat build-up; thereby putting less stress on your system. To make optimal use of the Dual Channel capability, a pair of identical memory modules must be placed in matching DIMM slots. These DIMM slots are usually color coded for easier installation.


Error Correction Code memory modules have a chip count divisible by three or five. This extra chip detects if the data was correctly read or written by the memory module. If the data wasn't properly written, the extra chip will correct it in most cases (depending on the type of error).


The Enhanced Performance Profiles technology utilizes the extra space in the EEPROM to store memory configuration settings in order to optimize and maximize the performance of a memory module. As defined by JEDEC, bytes 99 to 127 store this additional information. DIMMs with EPP optimizations are still fully compatible with non-EPP enabled system BIOSes.


The Scalable Link Interface is a technology developed by NVIDIA® to link two or more graphics cards together. The linked graphics cards will effectively work as one graphics processing unit; thereby potentially doubling the graphics performance of your system. When using SLI™, you can only utilize one graphics output and cannot use dual or multi-monitor outputs at the same time.

SLI™ X16

The SLI™ X16 technology theoretically doubles the graphics performance of standard SLI systems. Whereas the original SLI technology utilizes 2x8 PCI-E lanes (8 lanes per physical PCI-E slot), the SLI™ X16 technology utilizes the full 16-lane bandwidth of each PCI-E slot, resulting in a "32X" graphics performance designation. Motherboard chipsets using the SLI X16 technology include, but are not limited to, the nForce®4 SLI X16 and nForce® 590 SLI MCPs.


CrossFire™ is a technology developed by ATI® to link two or more graphics cards together. The linked graphics cards will effectively work as one graphics processing unit; thereby potentially doubling the graphics performance of your system. When using CrossFire™, you can only utilize one graphics output and cannot use dual or multi-monitor outputs at the same time.

PCI Express

PCI Express is the next generation of local interconnect on motherboards. It effectively started by supplementing the older PCI and AGP bus and is destined to become the prevailing interconnect standard. End-users in general associate PCI Express with a graphics card slot on the motherboard. Here PCIe x8 or PCIe x16 are the most commonly used standards. PCIe in the meantime has replaced the AGP slot as the prevalent interface used for graphics cards.


AGP stands for Accelerated Graphics Port. This data bus was especially designed for graphics cards. The AGP slot replaced the PCI bus as a graphics interface, as with AGP the graphics card's data can be sent directly to the processor through a dedicated pathway. Over the years the AGP standard was developed to provide increasingly higher transfer rates, with AGP 8X being the last generation.


The High-Definition Multimedia I nterface delivers pure and uncompressed digital video and 8 channel audio, all in high definition. Now you can connect to other HD audio/video devices with one single cable. Watch videos and TV in high definition, including native 1080p – it has never been brighter and more vivid. High definition gaming offers the most immersive and thrilling moments in entertainment today.


The RoHS directive stands for "R estriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment". This directive will ban the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing higher than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. The RoHS directive is effective as of July 1, 2006. It is designed to protect human life as well as nature and wildlife.


Directives on the restriction of hazardous substances in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment are designed to tackle the rising tide of such high-tech waste materials. This directive complements the European Union's measures on landfill and incineration of waste. One of the most important aspects of the WEEE directive is the implementation of recycling logistics set up by the manufacturers themselves.

SATA 3 Gb/s

SATA 3Gb/s is often incorrectly referred to as SATA2, which is actually the former name of the organization delivering standardized specifications for the Serial ATA interface. The present and correct name for this organization is SATA-IO (The Serial ATA International Organization). SATA 3Gb/s is backwards compatible with SATA 1,5Gb/s. SATA hard drives are easily connected with so-called ClickConnect cables. Under the SATA specifications these SATA devices are hot-plug capable.


eSATA is a new standard for external storage devices. With a data transfer rate of up to 3Gb/s, no other external data transfer solution can compete in speed or ease-of-use.

Dolby® Digital Live

Enjoy audio from your PC at its best with Dolby® Digital Live. This is a real-time encoding technology which converts any audio signal into a Dolby® Digital bitstream for transport and playback through a home theater system. Computer systems using Dolby® Digital Live technology can also provide Dolby® Digital 5.1-channel surround sound during game play; immersing players in high-quality surround sound that puts them right at the center of action.

Gigabit Ethernet

The fastest networking standard to date, delivering 1 Gigabit/s (1000 Megabits per second) transfer rates – Connects your PC to the Internet or Local Area Networks (LANs) with breakneck speeds.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet

Now you can use not only the Internet but also host your own game server, web server or even set up an additional LAN or home network; all on one PC without the need for extra add-in cards.


The nVidia® PureVideo™ technology combines hardware and software technologies to deliver unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for high-definition video in home-theater quality. PureVideo™ delivers high resolution video with minimum CPU usage.


nVidia®'s nView technologies enables you to use two monitors at a time. The user can either use each monitor for displaying different content, or use two monitors to show the same content. Instead of a second monitor you can also for example use a projector.


DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface. This digital graphics connector dramatically improves visual quality. It is specifically designed for flat panel LCD monitors and digital projectors. Using DVI to connect a high resolution display is the ideal solution to watch DVDs or play demanding games.

Mobile CPU Support

W ith Intel's latest mobile processors migrating into desktop computers, these computers change their looks, size and feel. Because mobile processors don't need as much power as conventional processors, they also develop less heat. The il-90MV is supporting Intel® Core™ Duo processor s with 478-pin Micro FCPGA and 479-ball Micro FCPGA packages.

Viiv™ – Your Digital Home Platform

Intel's VIIV platform based systems give you the advantages of a powerful multimedia center and also incorporate great functions to enhance your TV enjoyment by adding easy to use video and TV on-demand features from different channels all over the world. This is the first step into implementing all-on-demand environment for you.

Intel® GMA 950 Graphics

The Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 graphics core is an intelligent and responsive graphics engine built directly into the chipset. With a powerful 400MHz core and DirectX* 9 3D hardware acceleration, Intel® GMA 950 graphics provides performance on par with mainstream graphics card solutions that would typically cost significantly more.

Dolby Master Studio™

With Dolby® Master Studio™ certification, the delivers a Signal-to-Noise Ratio of over 99dB for highest audio quality. Dolby® Digital Live is a real-time encoding technology to convert the audio signal into a Dolby® Digital bitstream for transport and play back through a home theater system; Virtual Headphone/Speaker also enables a realistic 5.1-channel surround sound over any set of headphones or two speakers.

Silent OTES™2 Chipset cooling

Maximum Cooling that chills to the max. This next logical step in the Silent OTES™ cooling family which features two heatpipes instead of one; with one to cool the Northbridge, and one to cool the Southbridge , all your bases are covered.

Silent OTES™ Chipset cooling

Silent OTES™ is a new silent Northbridge & PWM cooling device. It uses a heatpipe to conduct heat from the chipset heatsink to a PWM fin-heatsink collection module. Airflow from the CPU fan removes the heat collected from the CPU, chipset and PWM fin heatsink, effectively cooling your system with no additional noise.

Dual Graphics Technology

Dramatically scales graphics and gaming performance by allowing two graphics cards to operate in parallel and share the work load. Supporting both NVIDIA and CrossFire graphics, this series gives you all the options you could ever need.

100% Solid State Capacitors

Armour plated abit Technology; all the major capacitors have been replaced with solid state capacitors giving longer lifespan, durability and stability for those crucial demanding components. Abit engineered to be the finest warrior in its class.

Debug Display

Post code debug display for convenient debug information while tweaking and setting up. Very useful to find out which components are faulty.

abit µGuru™

μGuru is an integrated circuit (IC) that facilitates hardware monitoring and BIOS level adjustments in Windows®. To make overclocking and troubleshooting seamless and streamlined, μGuru conveniently combines several helpful features, such as hardware monitoring, temperature readings, on-the-fly overclocking, BIOS flashing and audio tweaking in one easy-to-use interface. μGuru offers unique abit engineered features like abit EQ, FanEQ, OC Guru, FlashMenu, AudioEQ and BlackBox, providing users with the perfect environment to maximize performance and stability.

OC Guru - AutoDrive™

By enabling AutoDrive™ you can automatically apply different customized overclocking settings for different applications. For example, launching a demanding FPS-game would activate your customized 20% overclock preset, while launching Windows Media® Player would activate an underclocked and silent preset for the perfect noise-free movie experience.

abit EQ™ - Hardware Monitoring

Monitor temperatures, voltages and fan settings in real time and with zero CPU usage.


Puts you, the user, in the driver's seat and gives you complete control over fan-speeds and noise output.


With abit's one-click BIOS flash utility you can easily update your motherboard's BIOS online or offline.

BlackBOX - Hardware Auto-detection

The abit BlackBOX automatically detects your hardware configuration and if necessary prepares an automated error report for quick and streamlined communication between the end-user and abit's tech support.

abit SoftMenu™

The original jumperless motherboard design that revolutionized the motherboard industry allows for CPU and memory setting changes completely through the BIOS. Boost your PC's Performance by up to 50% and beyond! Convenient and easy-to-use fine tuning from within a self-explanatory BIOS menu.

abit CPU ThermalGuard™

The abit CPU ThermalGuard™ technology prevents the CPU from overheating and burning up in the case of any hardware cooling malfunctions. This hardware thermal protection automatically shuts down your system when the CPU temperature reaches a certain user-defined threshold.


An independent audio riser card that plugs into your motherboard and reduces noise interference from onboard components. With full Dolby® Master Studio certification, the AudioMAX™ delivers outstanding High Definition audio with optical S/P DIF In/Out support.

µGuru™ Clock Support

abit's μGuru™ Clock allows you to access and select system performance settings while playing games, listening to music, browsing the internet or using office applications in full screen mode without any need to stop or close the application you are running. In addition, μGuru™ Clock displays overclocking settings, hardware monitoring status, room temperature, debug codes and warning notices; it even notifies you when receiving new Skype/MSN/e-mail messages and it also allows you to easily power on or off your PC – All from its convenient LCD display and easily navigated buttons.

OC Strips

Special copper strips designed to spread and lead heat away from key components. This abit engineered feature keeps your system cool by extracting heat from the back of the PCB, an area of the motherboard that is often overlooked.

PWM Design & Placement

Special PWM layout and placement as well as higher and wider heatsinks above the PWM efficiently reduce temperatures under load. In addition, there are plenty of Solid State capacitors surrounding the motherboard, ensuring a sufficient and stable power supply to critical components, such as around the high frequency CPU area.

Solid State Capacitors

Armor plated abit technology; all the major capacitors have been replaced with solid state electrolytic capacitors, giving longer life, durability and stability for those crucial demanding components. abit engineered to be the finest in its class.


This unique heatpipe and dual fan design dissipates thermal energy from the chipset and exhausts heat from your PC like never before. Works with µGuru™ to adjust fan speeds for the optimal thermal and acoustic balance.