Abit engineers are quite something- they just sent me this :
"Known for setting new industry standards, ABIT Computer Corporation introduced several hardware innovations during 2002, including its OTES VGA cooling system, and the feature-packed MAX motherboard series. Now that 2002 has drawn to a close hardware junkies and overclocking enthusiasts are reflecting on what made 2002 a year to remember, one platform stands head and shoulders above all else: the IT7 MAX2.To solidify this claim, the ABIT Engineers have been feverishly testing the IT7 MAX2 against all the competition. The result? Only ABIT can overclock over 200. The reason? Only ABIT uses a 4-phase power solution, while others make do with 2-phase power. For future generations of CPUs, 4-phase power is needed. If your board doesn't offer 4-phase power, don't expect to upgrade your PC to the next generation of CPUs. "
If you clean of the abit propaganda- it is vaguely impressive :).