quote:We really like the board and were impressed with its overall performance. In fact, the board just seems to be light years ahead of the AB9 Pro, but an otherwise excellent design is ruined by an immature BIOS. The issues we discovered during testing make us wonder if the light is on at abit's quality assurance department.
quote:Something else worth nothing is the audio features.
quote:...Japanese sourced solid state capacitors ...
quote:...not all of us are electronics experts...
The JMicron fiascoes have hit every board manufacturer at one time or another and if you want to blame somebody then start at the doorstep of Intel for shipping a chipset without native IDE support before the market was ready for it.
quote:It's one of the reasons I'd still chose i975x rather than i965 for a chipset. i975X still has native Intel IDE.