Ook Hot Hardware heeft nu maar een review gemaakt van de Abit KA7, het bekende Via KX133 Athlon mobo. Het lukte hen de FSB van dit bordje op te krikken tot 115MHz:
Our first attempt was to overclock the Athlon 750 just using the abilities of the KA7. We were able to crank the CPU up to a high of 878MHz. with an FSB of 115MHz./PCI 35 and 2MHz. increment increase over the FSB. This provided excellent performance and stability with the SDRAM set to "Host" for 117MHz. with a "Turbo" (CAS 2) setting in the BIOS. We could not set the memory clock to "Host+PCI" or the machine would lock after a few minutes in Win98. A "Host+PCI" setting would run your memory at 152MHz. and the Corsair Module we used, just couldn't handle it on the KA7. However, because you can run the SDRAM clocks asynchronously to the FSB, you can still overclock the CPU and run your memory within spec. [break]Vanochtend nog werd gepost dat BXBoards het ding op 125MHz kreeg. Verder was HotHardware heel tevreden over de prestaties van het plankje:[/break] Fantastic performance all around for the Athlon at 750 and 878MHz. The KX133 chipset proves to have much better bandwidth versus AMD chipset boards we have tested here in the past. In addition, versus a 750MHz. CPU on an Intel BX platform, these scores look damn impressive as well. The KX133 is showing even better memory bandwidth numbers with an Athlon driving it versus its VIA Apollo Pro133A cousin.