Originally Published: Thursday, 11 November 1999 Author: Kristopher Kersey
Published to: enhance_articles_hardware/Hardware News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

ABIT Announces SoftMenu III

From the press release:
"ABIT Computer Corporation announced today a new evolution of their famous SoftMenu technology, SoftMenu III. Currently only available on the ABIT BF6 and BE6-II because of those board's use of a newer generation clock generator, SoftMenu II[I] provides 120 sets of Front Side Bus speeds, from 66, 75, 83, 84, 85, 86 , 87, 88 to 198, 199, 200 MHz and unlimited FSB speeds from 83 to 200MHz in increments of one. . . . The I/O voltage is adjustable with 8 sets ( 3.2-3.9 V). . . . In SoftMenu III the CPU Multiplier Factors can be set from 2 to 8 in increments of 0.5, giving a total of 13 sets of multiplier factor support for all current and future CPUs. . . . The PCI/CPU FSB Clock now not only has a 1/2 and 1/3 divider setting but now also a 1/4 setting for selection."
I know that's a lot for a news blurb but that's a lot on a motherboard. Hardware.Linux.com is currently working with Abit on getting reviews of these boards under Linux. Look for the reviews in the next couple of weeks.