Abit motherboards have the reputation of great BIOS’ and the Fatal1ty line up better continue that trend if its going to sit well in the enthusiast community.
This is the opening screen to the OC GURU section of the BIOS, where most of the overclocking and tweaking magic takes place.
Here you can see the external clock on the AMD processor is able to be set anywhere up to 410 MHz if your processor and cooling can handle it.
Multiplier adjustments are also available; down if you have an Athlon 64 and both directions if you have an FX CPU.
PCI Express bus overclocking is possible as well, up to 145 MHz from the default 100 MHz.
The CPU Vcore can be modified up to 1.85v over the default of your CPU. If you are using a new Venice core or comparable CPU, that is a pretty good increase over the 1.4v default.
If you like to push your memory, you’ll love the 3.55v that the Abit allows your board to push to it!
Another, more minor, memory voltage is the VTT setting that is not usually configurable on other motherboards.
Chipset voltages can also be increased up to 1.8v.
HyperTransport bus overclocking is easier with a voltage increase, and the Abit board supports power up to 1.35v over the default.