I don’t even consider anything below a 5. But that means I will have to switch to Windows if I want to take advantage of it. If you aren’t going to use the onboard stuff including the RAID it probably isn’t worth it, esp. I tried it and ripped it off less than 24 hours later. Have had it for about 4 months now with no serious complaints. Other than that, I think it’s fine.

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ABIT SA6 – motherboard – ATX – Socket – iE Overview – CNET

So far hard drive, being one of the slowest component, is one of the biggest bottleneck of the computer system. Jun 17, Posts: I don’t have the raid version, but am using a Promise Fatrack controller in it with zero trouble.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. ABIT is definitely one of those companies.

It requires 4 hard drives, but it increases both performance and reliability. Runs fine even with ME. Had to return it since it wouldn’t work with my processor, which I guess is not something to fault it for since it isn’t a production piece. OK dammit, eight people have LOOKED at this topic, so dammit to hell fire and don’t burn the biscuits, you must have some opinion to offer!!


Go back to their BX era, and you will see that they released a total of 10 motherboards with that chipset. You can see that the board is very “busy,” in the sense that there are traces everywhere; therefore, although ABIT is using a large PCB, they are not merely wasting space.

ABIT SA6 – motherboard – ATX – Socket 370 – i815EP

Nice board, but it wouldn’t overclock my celleron2 like the old bx board would. Nov 13, Posts: What we’re seeing now is the second wave of iE abt. I have a SA6R running a just fine using pc ram. It was released with the older SoftMenu II and the board was not as abitt as some others that found their way into the AnandTech labs.

But that means I will have to switch to Windows if I want to take advantage of it. Its a nice motherboard from what I can tell.

I’ve never been a big fan of on-board stuff excludiing the IDE controlleras it would seem it would be more likely to cause conflicts. Your help is greatly appreciated.


Other than that, I think it’s fine. The second configuration, RAID 1, mirrors a hard drive, obviously also requiring two hard drives.

It sends and receives data to and from the two hard drives in parallel, thus speeding up the overall performance. Sorry to persist, just wanted to make sure. Keep in mnd that I use pricewatch to find the lowest prices and then go to ResllerRatings. Jul 1, Posts: The i chipset will probably be history since the iE chipset is virtually identical, but adds support for Bait ATA and a couple other new features.

Intel stated in their roadmap that they would continue to release Pentium 3 processors throughout Mon May 21, Faster and faster hard drives are coming out every day, but a RAID setup can make them even faster. Mon May 21, 2: I had one for about two days.

I’ve used an Abit SL6, pretty happy with it. Mon May 21, 3: Warr Acres, OK Registered: