Ars Technica heeft een review online geknikkerd van de K7V, het welbekende KX133 mobo van Asus. Zij waren onder de indruk van het bord, vooral omdat het vaak sneller uit de test kwam dan de Abit KA7. Aan de andere kant heeft de KA7 meer overclocking features en 6 PCI-sloten.
When I first got the K7M, I was impressed by it, but I wasn't floored (in fact, I wrote a semi-negative view of the board, while most everyone else was busy spooging all over it). A little bit of time and a lot of BIOS maturity made the board a winner. To be honest, I kind of expected that same thing to happen this time around. When I first started working with the K7V, I was fairly impressed from the get go. The 1005 rev BIOS came just in the nick of time, and I've been left with impressive performance, impressive stability, and a fairly impressive feature-set. From my testing, CPU bus overclocking abilities are a limitation, but that's always been the case with Athlon motherboards. Even so, the KA7 would go all the way up to 803MHz, whereas the K7V was pretty much limited to 773MHz. Of course, going back to compare scores, you'll see that CPU speed isn't everything.