As soon as you unpack the new Abit board, you are sure to be impressed by the many ports it boasts. The board comes with the following: The question, however, is: In the end, consumers will only stand to gain. We ran all the tests for this article using a different memory module: But anyone with any self-respect will stay on the ball.

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After the adapter cable in the picture above has been correctly hooked up, three FireWire ports are available – more than the competition provides. The results were even marginally better with DDR We adapted our benchmark tests for this purpose.

In addition, some of the boards already feature interfaces for Serial ATA hard drives, as well as FireWire or network controllers. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp.

A Comparison of 9 Motherboards.

Last but not least, there are also two IDE cables and a floppy cable in the box. It’s a smart move, however, because of the basics it contains.

Following the sobering test results of the first KT motherboards, voices demanding a revised version became louder. In the end, consumers will only stand to gain. DDR, yes; support, l7vtw. The two CDs have lots to offer: Four USB ports are available, more with the included adapters. South Bridge Heat Sink.


ECS L7VTA – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT400

Elitegroup is the only manufacturer to put a cooling element on the Southbridge – a provision that may sound cool but fails to offers any benefits whatsoever. Gigabyte has even thought of digital outputs, so that sound can be produced with modern stereos without any loss of quality. It’s been a few weeks, and the manufacturers have had time to optimize their products. This one includes the following: We are therefore unable to say whether CL2 would boost performance over CL2.

The BIOS is well laid-out and offers all the options you need for overclocking: Asus A7V8X Board revision: Elitegroup has done without Serial ATA so far – considering the fact that the drives are not available, that’s certainly no loss. You really can’t pack in more, but you have to live without serial and parallel ports. Let’s look at the technical specifications of the board below before we go right into the details of the board.

Two ports are on the board, the other two fell victim to a conventional IDE port. Gigabyte also throws in two bulky adapter modules.

DDR for Athlon: A Comparison of 9 Motherboards –

Regrettably, the mass production board didn’t make it to us in time, so we’ll have to give you the results in a brief update later. The upper one offers four additional USB 2.


However, there has been a couple of other new brands coming out to challenge ECS in this budget market segment. Mixing these up should therefore not be an issue. Functional Diagram The chipset diagram should not be left out – it shows all the important features at a glance. In addition, we wanted to elotegroup able to draw meaningful comparisons to the KT, which is why we re-ran all the tests with DDR memory.

All the boards do have one thing in common: The board also comes with two Serial Elitegrlup cables which, unfortunately, elitegrkup just as short as the ones that come with the Asus board. AntiVirusfor fending off dangerous software; Ghostfor making backups of entire partitions or hard drives; and Personal Firewallfor protecting your Windows PC from attacks from the Internet.

Still, Elitegroup will probably hold its fort amidst all these challenges as they are not going to give it up without a good fight.