Introduction and Specifications
The Abit AB9 Pro Motherboard Is a feature laden P965 board, including no less than 9 Internal Sata 3Gb/s ports and one external 3Gb/s eSata port. Also rounding out a large feature list is Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports.
During Computex in Taipei this past summer, Intel officially unveiled their latest core logic solution, the 965 chipset. While not targeted to replace the 975X chipset as the enthusiast platform of choice for Intel processors, the P965 chipset is making its way into enthusiast class motherboards such as this Abit AB9 Pro. One very significant change in the P965 chipset is that it no longer natively supports PATA. This leaves manufactures to Include PATA support via an additional add in controller. While I’m always a fan of phasing out old technology, I believe Intel jumped the gun on this one, as most optical drives available on the market today still feature a PATA interface.
The AB9 Pro has a well rounded feature list, at an affordable price point, which makes it a very capable mid range board.
Specifications (from Abit.com)