Overview. The NF7 series models, based on nForce2 chipset, supports the latest AMD Athlon XP processors with /// FSB, and features new dual. Oddly enough, the ABIT NF7-S had an AT12V connector located on its PCB. We’ ve seen maybe two Athlon XP motherboards with an ATX12V. Abit NF7-S Motherboard Abit’s Version of the NVIDIA nForce2 Chipset By, Tom Laverriere January 7, When NVIDIA announced the.
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The VIA KT and KT may well have been the most popular in terms of units shipped globally, but it lacked the necessary performance features that overclockers craved. Finally we come to the classic SuperPi 32M benchmark, an important benchmark in terms of historical relevance. You can find the submission from I. Motherboarr even popped the little cooler to check that thermal compound was indeed used. We have not tested any other boards for the AMD platform that were able to do this until now.
Today we continue our Mother Memory Lane series, shifting our focus back to the beginning of the last decade, to a time when AMD had the upper hand against Intel abot terms of raw performance. One feature we felt ABIT shouldn’t have missed was the four mounting holes around the CPU socket that are so vital to all those Swiftech and Alpha users and cooling fanatics in general.
The nForce Ultra was most popular with overclockers due to its ability reach higher clock speeds mogherboard independent CPU, memory and AGP overclocking.
Ships with the following: This is definitely the best overclocking nForce 2 motherboard. If you decide to upgrade out of vanity, or necessity, to a larger active Northbridge heatsink you’ll appreciate the fact that ABit have placed the fan header just a few millimeters up on the board.
The company has two boards in the top ten and 4. Too many motherboard makers like to place the DIMM connectors right next to the video card. Knowing how well those other two iterations of the NF7 platform have performed, I’m sure you’ll agree we have some high expectations about what this board will be able to do, so let’s get started!
If one were to buy a mid to high end motherboard or Motherboar “whitebox” system these days, they would be well advised to only seriously consider options which have ‘nVIDIA nForce2 inside. The motherboard is very well labelled, if you do not happen to know what a header does just look closely on the PCB and you’ll find a description.
Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Something I was extremely happy to see was that the NF7-M was only using Rubycon capacitors, nothing else. Log in Don’t have an account? Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
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There are two USB 2. Instead of being on the left-hand side of the motherboard, we abif have preferred to have seen it located on the right-hand, upper portion of the motherboard. High-End Workstation Performance continued CPU Frequency Although raw CPU frequencies are not motherboar treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers.
Nvidia’s competition has been scrambling to catch up, and even newer chipsets like VIA’s KTA don’t appear to have enough muster when it comes to the benchmarks or feature lists.
Motherboard Memory Lane: AMD Socket A, Abit NF7-S V2.0 and AMD Athlon 2500+
Admin and owner of Hexus. With five bit PCI slots you won’t have any problems adding in future expansion cards if desired either. There’s a good chance the IDE cables abitt get tangled up with the video card as well, especially since the IDE connectors are placed horizontally instead of vertically on the motherboard.
While most motherboards using the nForce2 chipset only have passive cooling on the Northbridge, Abit have equipped the NF7-M with a small active heatsink. Socket A motherboards supported a broad number of chipset designs that included the VIA KT and Nvidia nForce Ultra series, both motherboarx choices with motherboard manufacturers.
We could run any test and the Mktherboard passed all of them even running Prime 95 overnight. He managed a reference clock of An extra fan header is also located just above the AGP slot, a good thing if you intend to add extra abbit to a temperamental videocard. In the Socket A era, we find the enthusiast segment to be quite different with Abit proving to be the motherboard manufacturer of choice with overclockers on HWBOT.
In only half a year, nVIDIA have dethroned the previous champion chipsets from VIA and have created quite a reputation for themselves in the stable high performance chipset arena. Return next week when we will focus on the AMD Socket platform and the motherboards, chips and scores that defined that particular era.
Barton core processors tempted enthusiasts with the promise of better performance gains thanks to a larger Aabit L2 cache and the prospect of a higher MHz FSB.
Check out the submission from I. I always like seeing a manufacturer use components which have a good reputation for quality on their products. For those that are picky about memory and frequently like to install different types of modules, the DIMM connector’s position will be an annoyance.
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