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Abit IP-95

The Abit IP-95 is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 775/ Socket T socket.

It has , 4 GB DDR2 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.

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Abit IP-95

help iconCPU Socket1help iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible Make1help iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Chipset1help iconOnboard GPUyes
help iconForm Factor1help iconPCI Slots1
help iconMax RAM1help iconSATA 1.01
help iconRAM Slots1help iconSATA 2.01
help iconMemory Channels1help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds1help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots1help iconInternal I/O1
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear1help iconBack Panel I/O1
help iconGraphics Card Interface1

Abit IP-95 compatibility review

The Abit IP-95 uses the Intel LGA 775/ Socket T CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the aging DDR2 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 533 MHz, and 2 DDR2 slots allowing for a maximum total of 4 GB RAM. DDR2 memory is exceptionally out of date, and considering how cheap DDR3 RAM is, using a motherboard with only DDR2 compatibility in a modern system build would be a very bad idea.

The Micro-ATX Abit IP-95 should fit into all ATX cases, but its smaller size allows you to downsize your system build as a whole. Its size comes at the cost of features, so there are likely to be far fewer connections and expansion options available than in a larger motherboard.

The Abit IP-95 supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v2.x, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the Abit IP-95's PCIe v2.x. The Abit IP-95 does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The Abit IP-95 has 6 USB 2.0 slots but no USB 3.0 slots. While USB 3.0 slots are so far by no means necessary, and with a plethora of USB 2.0 peripherals to choose from, the USB functionality on this motherboard should be fine. If planning on building a new system, a motherboard with USB 3.0 is likely to have a longer life cycle, however.

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