The Abit BE6
Note: New beta drivers for the BE6 are available from FiringSquad! (9/2/99)
Abit's back again
They just don't stop do they? Those crazy kids over at Abit are at it again. After capturing the overclocking community with their BH6 motherboard, Abit has kept a tight grip by releasing a constant stream of motherboards filling the overclocking needs of almost every market segment.
While still riding on the BH6 wave, Abit redesigned their original BX6 board and released theBX6 2.0. The BX6 2.0 was superior to the BH6, and gave overclockers a choice between two excellent Slot-1 motherboards.
Socket 370 Celeron owners still needed an overclocking solution, and Abit came up with the BM6. A few months later, they followed up the BM6 with the ZM6 another socket 370 motherboard based on the cost conscious Intel ZX chipset.
The socket 370 boards didn't stop there. Abit went buck wild and put out the BP6 a dual socket 370 motherboard that allowed us to put together our dual Celeron 550 system.
What about Slot-1?
Abit hasn't forgotten about the Slot-1 market. They've released the ZH6, another ZX based Slot-1 motherboard, but have they made a low cost dual Slot-1 motherboard? No, not yet, but they have released the BE6, a single processor Slot-1 motherboard that offers the Ultra DMA/66 support many thought wouldn't be available until Intel releases the "Camino" 820 chipset.