This discussion is now closed. Just about everyone plays games so lets see how the Abit copes with a few gaming benchmarks. I haven’t the foggiest what “packed to the gills” means, but it’s true. Performance doesn’t vary especially much with the new KTA boards, they all essentially use the same components, the KTA and the new VIA B Southbridge which has native support for ATA transfer rates, the Abit does however offer lots of features to improve memory performance, these features aren’t implemented on all KT boards, and yet again Abit leads the pack in this area, the key area where Abit seem to lead is in the swift rectification of problems with the boards, usually this is a new BIOS release which fixes and improves speed and offers extra features. I could run a whole bunch of tests of the board, but since I just reviewed the whole OcUK bundle last week, it seems somewhat pointless so I’ll just show you the most popular Sandra benchmarks. Abit where among the first to fit a Fan on the Northbridge chipset, they set the trend, now heatsink and fans are common on nearly every recent motherboard Northbridge controller.
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Just about everyone plays games so lets see how the Abit copes with a few gaming benchmarks. For a final gaming benchmark I tried out tk7a and tried to get the highest possible score. Steam names the best-selling games of Supports up to 1. Newest comments shown first.
E-mail me when people reply to my comments Comment sorting order: If you wait for the picture above to load you will see the memory benchmarks are taken at the various different settings and finally with the FSB maxed out at MHZ with all the various options in the Abit BIOS turned on for extra memory performance.
In another trend setting move Abit where among the first to include Jumperless setup, all the functions of the motherboard are available within the SoftMenu in the BIOS, this makes setting up the Abit motherboards as painless and easy as possible, fumbling about for tiny jumpers and poring over board diagram layouts trying to find hidden jumper JP23 has become a thing of the past. Threaded, reverse-chronological Comment threads started last appear at the top.
It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. This board is packed to the gills with enthusiasts’ favorite features.
Threaded, chronological Comment threads started first appear at the top. I haven’t the foggiest what “packed to the gills” means, but it’s true.
RAID 0 stripping mode for boosting performance 4. Customize The Tech Report Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic.
ABIT KT7A-RAID – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT133A
Abit where among the first to fit a Fan on the Northbridge chipset, they set the trend, now heatsink and fans are common on nearly every recent motherboard Northbridge controller.
No Interruptions Day Shortbread. Flat, chronological No threading. I must say I like Abit motherboards a lot, just about every motherboard I’ve had in the past few kt7q, has been an Abit, I’ve gone from the BH6 apaplap to the BE6 and now on with the KT7 series and they’ve all performed, and kept of performing consistently over the years.
He even ran into a snag or two you may want to know about. Oldest comments shown first, bulletin-board style. The only slight improvements Abit could make in my eyes would be to offer a wider voltage adjustment within the BIOS maybe up to 1. Well that’s the drive benchmarks covered in some detail now on with the other bits, obviously there are a wide variety of different factors which anit the overall speed of the motherboard, CPU choice for one, memory speed alapap another and probably the most.
I ran it with a MHz Athlon Thunderbird CPU and it easily got the Tbird up to MHz, obviously this has a lot to do with the choice of CPU, but the Abit board with all it’s tweaks offers the best possible chance of overclocking the CPU and running it successfully, Abit have been loudly touting the 3 phase power circuits built on the board whilst over manufacturers stick with a 2 phase voltage circuit design, the 3 phase power design is supposed to offer better stability under the high current loads of the latest CPU’s and especially the overclocked Tbird’s, and it also offers much better heat dissipation, throughout the boards components.
RAID 1 mirroring mode for data security 5. Hardware monitoring – Including Fan speed, Voltages, System environment temperature 4.
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The only bit where RAID doesn’t seem to increase the performance is in the random read and write tests, though these results are certainly no lower than a single drive, the buffered and sequential transfer rates are much higher than with a single drive. This discussion is now closed. Flat, reverse-chronological No threading. Read up to see what he found.
They even throw in a token ISA slot in case you still have need of a legacy card. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing