View Full Version : Abit Dual AMD Motherboard WA-2A
11-15-2001, 10:01 PM
As many of you know, Comdex is taking place here in the US, & I saw this over at the via site. So far this is all I've found out:
The ABIT WA-2A contains support for up to 4GB of registered PC2100 DDR memory, has an AGP Pro 50 graphics slot, an on-board 10/100MHz Ethernet controller and 2X 64-bit/66MHz PCI slots.
It also uses the AMD760 chip. What I don't understand is why Abit would make this board when AMD announced yesterday that they're getting out of the chipset business. Anyhow, here's the only pic I could find.
11-15-2001, 11:44 PM
Me thinks you mean chipset business right :)
Yeah I saw this board pic on the sites yesterday and didn't think too much of it. I think the Gigabyte board looks like a better layout and better features.
11-16-2001, 12:18 AM
It's amazing what 3 little letters left out can do to a post, yep chipset is what I meant, I better edit that.
11-16-2001, 12:29 PM
Have you guys notice you can't slap a PAL8045 on these new economy class MP mobos 'cause they didn't bother punching 4 holes around the damn socket? Same thing with Tyan Tiger MP. Tyan Thunder MP has 4 holes around the socket, but slacked off with the Tiger. Now, how the hell I'm I suppose to cool my duo OCed CPUs? With 2 loud freaking SK-6?
Edit: Okay, I just caught the black holes around the Asus MP mobo, but still, why didn't Tyan put holes around their Tiger MP?
11-16-2001, 03:15 PM
you dissin my sk6 fool ?
and if there aint a hole.... make one :D .... or 4 or 8
11-17-2001, 08:44 PM
amstoned I have a drill you can borrow. Don't get me wrong about Abit, but I know there older boards are a bastard to get stable, how in gods green earth will they be able to get this board right? I know once you get the "kinks" out they run great, but geeze enough is enough
11-17-2001, 09:27 PM
I can't wait till a solid AMD dual cpu mobo comes out with a good price. I want to build a workstation for work.
11-18-2001, 03:34 AM
Cats: Never mind the Asus MP board, I got my eyes set on the the GB MP board coming out in Dec.
11-18-2001, 07:15 PM
AmStoned you and me both brother :D I have fell in love with that board but I have only one question, how do you hook up Vaporchill to both processors?;)
11-18-2001, 08:11 PM
UD better get their act togehter with SMP support cuz that's when I'm gonna go dually baby! And that Gigabyte is looking like a big time winner...and should be able to fit two Alphas.
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