De nerds bij Ars Technica hebben een review klaarliggen van het excellente KA7 moederbord van Abit. Hieronder een stukkie over de stabiliteit van de plank:
Stability of this board was excellent. I ran it through some of the most vicious testing that I've used on a motherboard in the past, and had no problems. Performance of the board was interesting to say the least. When the memory is configured properly, it sails (and I would highly recommend that you get some PC133 SDRAM for the board as you can see the performance certainly is worth it). I had been looking forward to the KX133 chipset from VIA for quite a while, and I must say I'm impressed with the performance that can be reaped from such a stable system. As relates the ABIT offering explicitly, I have to say that it is an excellent combination of performance and stability which manages to have enough of a variety of features on it to stay attractive. ABIT has a chance to make a serious impact on the Athlon market (much like they have done in the Intel market).
The big question that you're asking yourself now is "is it worth it"? It's twice the price of what you can get an equivalent AMD chipset board for, so is it really worth your hard-earned scratch? In short, yes. The memory performance of the board far exceeds AMD 750 boards that don't have the Super-Bypass function, and even if the board does support Super Bypass, I'm hard-pressed to recommend anyone go out and spend money on "old" technology when there's something newer and more feature-filled readily available. Super-bypass still doesn't achieve this level of result, and as we've seen in the past, even the non-Super-bypass ASUS K7M can dominate. IMHO going that direction would be tantamount to buying a LX chipset motherboard right after the BX came out. Sure, it's more money... but Athlon's are so cheap now you should be able to justify the extra expenditure. Just remember the results above: a slightly faster Athlon on a weaker board won't do ya right.
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