CPU Interface
VIA Apollo Pro133A
VT 694X North Bridge
VT 686B South Bridge
Form Factor
Bus Speeds

66 - 178MHz (in 1MHz increments)

Voltages Supported

Auto Detect
1.30 - 1.85V (0.05V increments)

Memory Slots
4 168-pin DIMM Slots
Expansion Slots

1 AGP Slot
5 PCI Slots (1 Full Length)
0 CNR Slots

On-board Audio

Award Modular BIOS 6.00PG

Overclocking has been the key to ABIT's success, going back to the introduction of SoftMenu seemingly eons ago. That trend continues today with all their products, including the VP6. Accordingly, within the BIOS you can find a wide variety of memory and voltage tweaking options.

Memory tweaking options.

The big overclocking feature, however, is availability of 1MHz increments for the FSB, something we hardly saw in any other dual Socket-370 motherboard. This setting allows you to fine-tune your FSB to maximize the overclocking potential of your CPU. Thanks to the clean design of the board, we were able to hit a FSB speed of 155MHz without compromising the stability of the system.

In classic ABIT fashion, you should have no problem fitting large HSF units on the motherboard since ABIT has made sure that there is plenty of space around both CPU sockets. Further, four memory slots are available, giving you added flexibility when it comes to memory configuration.

Like most other recent ABIT products, the VP6 is outfitted with the Highpoint IDE RAID controller as well. The controller allows RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1 setups. Of course, you can disable the RAID functionality and just use the controller as another IDE controller.

The Highpoint IDE RAID controller and connectors.

The only problem we encountered during testing was in the stability department, where the VP6 wasn't exactly the most stable board in the lab.

Overall, the VP6 is a board with a clear target market - the overclockers looking to dabble with SMP.. The only downside is stability, but otherwise the VP6 contains pretty much everything that a hardware enthusiasts could ask for.

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  • yelo333 - Thursday, May 12, 2005 - link

    On the Acorp 6A815EPD page, there is a misspelling:


    Just search for it ;)

    Oh, and don't ask me why I'm actually reading such an old article :P
  • 29a - Friday, May 8, 2020 - link

    I had one of these and a cool thing about it was that the CPUs didn't have to be the same speed.

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