*** Abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD ***

BlingBlingArsch

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Overclockers have been waiting quite some time for the C2D mATX Abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD and finally it´s showing up here and there. Lets collect and aggregate some information from different users, shall we? I hope the happy owners wont mind if i copy and refer to their posts and threads which originally can be found at places like..
http://www.forumdeluxx.de/forum/showthread.php?t=329417&highlight=I90HD
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1157067
tyvm.



Specs: http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherbo...cations&fSEARCHTEXT=Fatal1ty%20F-I90HD

CPU Supports Intel® Core?2 Duo, Core?2 Quad, Core?2 Extreme, Pentium® Dual-Core, Pentium® Extreme Edition, Pentium® D & Pentium®4 Processors with 1066/800MHz FSB PWM Designation provides high quality and efficient power

Chipset ATI Radeon? Xpress 1250
http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonxpress1250dsk/index.html

Memory 4 X 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. memory capacity 16GB Supports Dual channel DDR2 800/667/533 Un-buffered Non-ECC memory
Official Memory Validation http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonxpress1250dsk/memory.html

LAN Gigabit Ethernet controller supports 10/100/1000Mbit LAN connections

Audio 7.1 CH HD Audio CODEC Supports Auto Jack Sensing and optical S/PDIF Out

Expansion Slots 1 x PCI-E X16, 2 x PCI-E X1, 1 x PCI

Internal I/O 1 x Floppy Port supports up to 2.88 MB 1 x ATA 133/100/66/33 IDE connector 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector 3 x USB header (supports 6 additional ports) 1 x FP-Audio

Back Panel I/O 1 x HDMI? connector 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse 1 x S/P DIF Out 7.1 CH Audio connector (Front, Line-in, MIC-in, Center/Subwoofer, Surround, Rear Surround) 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ-45 LAN connector

Serial ATA 4 x SATA 3Gb/s with SATA RAID 0/1/0+1

RoHS 100% lead-free process and RoHS compliant

Accessories Driver CD x1 English Manual x1, Jumper Setting Label x 1 IDE cable x1, FDD cable x1, SATA cable x4 I/O bracket x1, HDMI to DVI Connector x1

Form Factor mATX form factor 244 x 244mm PCB Color: Red

abit Engineered 100% Japanese Capacitors Low ESR, high ripple, conductive polymer aluminum solid state capacitors in all high frequency areas Quick Power On & Reset buttons Silent Cooling

NO Firewire: http://img173.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=94420_board23uc2_122_391lo.jpg

NO SPIDF In: http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/1610/dsc07038rz0.jpg


Pix:
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9735/verpackung23jw8.jpg
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1834/lieferumfang23zf4.jpg
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/9492/board23uc2.jpg
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/5498/board234cx0.jpg
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9738/dsc07032as4.jpg
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/8541/bootscreen23eb5.jpg



The Abit bios is in some ways kinda immature and there have been reports on undervolting too, eg. Bios showing 1.325 Vcore while it says 1.28 with CPU-Z, so either the board undervolts and/or the bios needs to be fixed. Same problem occurs with DDR2 Voltage: Bios might show 1,8V while it is only 1,77V or MCH says 1,25V while beeing at 1,18V only.
- FSB: 133 - 500MHz
- RAM: 533,667,800MHz
- CPU: 1,3250 - 1,7000V
- RAM: 1,75 - 2,5V
- Chipset: 1,8 - 2,088V
- PCI & PCI-E lock @100MHz
- for lots of detailed bios screenshots take a look @ http://forum.hardware.fr/hfr/Hardware/C...nic-monter-sujet_760299_1.htm#t5322597
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http://www.ictportal.it/forum/showthrea...08838859590452d80c8c51d797f2f05a&t=122


Get the latest bios via ftp://ftp.abit.com.tw/pub/download/bios/fi90hd
or the latest beta bios http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.php?t=122393
..beta bios M612A_12.B01 changelogg reads:
1. Fixing "Onboard LAN Controller" failure
2. Added the multiplier function
3. Fixing "AC Power Loss" failure
4. Fixing "FAN Failed shutdown" failure
5. Added "FAN Fail Alarm Selectable" item
6. Removed CPU L3 Cache item
7. Fixing IRQ sharing issue
8. Fixing S3 resume issue

or try a mod bios by chris.dark
mirror: m612a11m.zip http://rapidshare.com/files/23798249/m612a11m.zip.html
mirror: m612a12b.zip http://rapidshare.com/files/23957849/m612a12b.zip.html
which will unlock certain Bios Options:
http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/9743/img00015jt3.jpg
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7896/img00016mz4.jpg
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1255/img00017gg4.jpg
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/5985/img00018xo1.jpg
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/6114/img00019fi4.jpg
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/8429/img00020rq8.jpg
http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/8739/img00021pk1.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/4088/img00022iz9.jpg

And if u like use ftp://ftp-usa.abit.com.tw/pub/download/utilities/flashmenu/flashmenu1503.zip
to update ur bios.



So far we know that the board will do 333MHz FSB with stock cooler and Value Ram easily. optime* reported 350MHz , koegs* 360MHz but afaik W!ldGunM@n* still holds teh record with 374MHz OC. We will see from further testing and results what this board can do max. But still 350-370MHz would be great for a mATX.

:)



..more pics, OC screens, benches, reviews

With a huge Zalman 9?00 and a 8800GTS
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/dworley/Fatality.jpg

in mATX cases
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6674/p1020116azt9.jpg
http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pcui5.jpg
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/3089/test2dp4.jpg


E4300 @350MHz thx Warget (CPU:RAM-By SPD, Vcore 1,45, VDDR 2.00, VNB 2.016)
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/7135/testhi6.jpg


CPU-Z E4300 @360MHz FSB, thx@pvhk
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/5866/360di0.jpg


CPU-Z E6600 @360MHz FSB, thx goes to koegs
http://img400.imageshack.us/img400/6387/fi90hd360fsb01voltageplzy6.jpg


CPU-Z E6400 @367MHz by thenemesis, ty
http://img.techpowerup.org/070313/IMG_1453570.jpg
http://img.techpowerup.org/070313/367%20FSB%208%20hours%20Orthos%20E6400.jpg


E4300 @370MHz by [LYL]Homer
http://img219.imageshack.us/my.php?image=370fsbxs8.jpg
HD Tach of a Raptor http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=raptor370sd5.jpg
HD Tach of a Seagate 7200.10 http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=7211010xo9.jpg


CPU-Z valid E4300 @374MHz FSB, 1GB DDR2-800, Gainward Bliss 8800GTS@621/1458/1000 by W!ldGunM@n
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=176265
3DMark06, : http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/6522/tx4fxyo5.jpg


E4300 @3000MHz, 2x512 MB PC6400, X850XT, thx@druesel
Everest Memory Read: http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/5537/e1ll3.jpg
Everest CPU Queen: http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/5329/e2ks2.jpg
Everest CPU PhotoWorxx: http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/1565/e3pd9.jpg
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E4300 @2800MHZ, 2x1GB PC6400 4-4-4-12 1,9V, onboard GPU
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/8428/evgrafikny0.jpg
3DMark01: http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4743/3d01fatalju3.jpg
Aquamark: http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/3049/am3fatal1ty2800hq7.jpg
Everest Memory Read: http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5917/ev1wy5.jpg
Everest CPU Queen: http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7607/ev2jl0.jpg
Everest CPU Photoworxx: http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/8715/ev3rp7.jpg


E6600@300MHz FSB, 2GB PC6400 CellShock 4-4-4-12 @1,9V Thx to Nukama
3dMark03 = 3235
3dMark05 = 1393
3dMark06 = 520


3dMark06 with onboard GPU @stock clock by james1979
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/7498/3dmark06wg8.jpg


Couple of benches with an E6400stock and 2GB of DDR2 533MHz (4-4-4-10) Samsung Memory by MrBean from the xs.org forums. He has also posted a good review of the board there http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=139603
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1290/fi90hdmemorytestsstocksdp9.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2594/memoryreadspdft1.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1056/memorywritespdek0.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2825/memorycopyspdco4.jpg
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/4858/memorylatencyspdlj3.jpg
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8122/cpuqueenqk0.jpg
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/640/cpuphotoworxxwy4.jpg
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/6957/cpuzlibvt8.jpg
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5511/fpujuliamx0.jpg
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8166/fpumandelzk9.jpg
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/255/fpusinjulianh0.jpg


E4300@stock, 2GB DDR2 1066+ (@4-4-4-12-2T), 7200.9 250G, Onboard@500MHz/800MHz, 1920 x 1200@32-bit@60Hz, Seasonic M12 SS-700HM
Futuremark PCMark 2005_1.2.0 = 4318
Futuremark 3DMark 2003_3.6.0 = 3241
Futuremark 3DMark 2005_1.3.0 = 1553
Futuremark 3DMark 2006_1.1.0 = 523
Power Consumption@Idle = 62W
Power Consumption@3DMark 2006 = 79W
http://group.zol.com.cn/frmView.php?u=http://group.zol.com.cn/6/5_57733.html


Power Consumption Test by Staucher
E6300 @E6400, 1,28Vcore /C1E Enable, 2x512MB Corsair ValueSelect (DDR2-667), 2x 250GB HDD (Seagate ST3250823AS)
2xPrime ~130Watt
Windows Idle ~95Watt

Power Consumption Test by XeonUser
E4300@FSB266, 2x 512MB 800er OCZ@667/1.80 VDimm, LG 4163B DVD Recorder, Samsung SP1312C, Enermax EG365P-VE 365 Watt
Windows Idle /EIST on ~62Watt
after flashing to modded beta bios ~58Watt


various other reviews:
http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview...atid=29&threadid=2044765&enterthread=y
http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/1705_1.html
http://www.hardware-test.dk/test_show.asp?id=7144
http://group.zol.com.cn/frmView.php?u=http://group.zol.com.cn/6/5_57733.html
 

Skott

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350fsb is okay. Certainly better than most we have now but what we really need to see is a mATX that can do 400fsb stable before I'd declare it as a 'good' overclocker. But thats just my opinion. :::fingers crossed:::
 

Zap

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Originally posted by: Skott
350fsb is okay. Certainly better than most we have now but what we really need to see is a mATX that can do 400fsb stable before I'd declare it as a 'good' overclocker. But thats just my opinion. :::fingers crossed:::

I'm of the same opinion. Fingers crossed, but thinking 350MHz FSB is pretty mediocre - better than the previous 320MHz FSB overclock on mATX boards, but not in the league of the 400-500MHz ATX monsters. If this can hit 400+ and is cheap, then it is the board I've been waiting for (regardless of "Fatal1ty" name :p ).
 

Skott

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I'm also wondering whats up with the IB-90 HD version ABIT showed us back in early December. Its the one with the heatpipe system on it. I figured it having that heatpipe and 965 chipset would mean its built for serious overclocking and cooling. It hasnt been seen or talked of since the first pic came out.


Edit: Last I looked they're having problems getting past 333fsb on the Fatal1ty mobo it seems. No PCIe lock neither.
 

mokert

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I was looking fot the IB-90 HD as well.
Maybe they they scrapped it and moved on to a Bearlake version.
 

BlingBlingArsch

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1. There is a pci-e lock
2. I think Abit just renamed the original IB-90HD to I90HD.
3. 333MHz FSB have been reported more than once now, but i also know of at least two users how have oced to stable 350MHz and one who did 360MHz with a E6600.
4. Added some more pics and benches in the starting post.
 

FireTech

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Your pic links are all stuffed-up :(
I'd go for a look in the abit forums but they've rewound back in the 60's and I don't exist anymore.....
 

Skott

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I'm looking hard at this mobo but I'm gonna hold off a bit longer and see what further testing reveals and see if new BIOS updates, if any come out, improve its overclocking performance.
 

Steeeeve

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I'm trying to get a review unit. Many folks have been testing them out with a max FSB of 350 or so but overall OCing is good.
 

EnglishLion

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I just bought one yesterday, haven't had a chance to try it out yet but will let you know. Certainly looks like a lot of money has been spent on developing it and the packaging / manual creates a good impression. I have high hopes. I'm putting a lowly Celeron 331 in it to start with to see what I can squeeze out of an unbelievably cheap CPU but will then get a E4300 I should think.

Also will be looking at overclocking the onboard GPU, not many integrated GPUs that you can OC.
 

Steeeeve

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I'm trying to get more in as we speak. Only 3 vendors have had them (2 online and Frys) and I had 10 and the other guy had 10...we both sold out pretty fast.

I'll update you guys when I get them in
 

Zap

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Keep us updated Steeeeve, and Gary, looking forward to the review.

I'm patient and can wait until they become more plentiful and more "tested." Not interested in being a guinea pig at this time and am also waiting for the April price drops.
 

EnglishLion

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Originally posted by: Heidfirst
Originally posted by: EnglishLion
Also will be looking at overclocking the onboard GPU, not many integrated GPUs that you can OC.

don't know if you saw http://www.legitreviews.com/article/468/1/
faire enough that was an AMD board but the IGP part should be the same.

I hadn't seen that, but I have seen http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/690_Chipset/2
which is similar. I think they used the same AMD board.

I've installed the motherboard and installed Vista. But haven't got as far as OCing or any of that yet.

 

Flasher702

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I've ordered one from SFFclub.com. UPS says it'll be here on the 14th but I'm waiting for the April 22nd price cuts to buy my processor.

Has anyone tried installing a 533mhz FSB processor on this board (ex: Celeron D 331)? Abit says they support only 800 and 1066mhz FSB CPUs but the BIOS can reportedly be set to 533. For $40 I might just get one and test it out. Would make for a very cheap HTPC.