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Abit KN9 SLI

The latest NVIDIA chipset on offer at a bargain price

Layout design is good with no installation problems

Our Verdict

No surprises from Abit with a well designed and well priced AM2 motherboard


  • NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI

    SLI ready

    Well price

    Good board layout

For its first AM2 motherboard, Abit has opted for NVIDIA's nForce 570 SLI chipset. As the 'SLI' in the board's name suggests, it supports twin graphics cards from Nvidia, defaulting back to x8 operation when actually running both cards.

Abit has included the necessary bridge, plus a supporting arm to stop this coming loose when in transit - a nice touch.

The rest of the package is similarly well presented. There's the usual gamut of cables to make the most out of six RAID ports, while a PCI bracket boasting USB and FireWire ports boosts connection options further. There are no surprises in benchmarking, and system stability is good.

The feature set is reasonable, and there are no problems with the design - despite the KN9 being packed with features, there is plenty of room around the core components. It's an impressive motherboard at a reasonable price.