Bij HardOCP is de eerste review te vinden van de Abit KA7-100. Deze is in principe gelijk aan het normale KA7 VIA KX133 Athlon moederbord, maar dan met ATA-100 technologie aan boord. Niet dat er al veel ATA-100 harde schijven zijn, maar dat is een ander verhaal... Over de presentaties van ATA-100 wordt het volgende gezegd:
I am not going to get into a big comparative study on all of these numbers, because I am not qualified to do so. What I do know is that this is freaking fast! The Read Burst Speed is in the SCSI territory and Sequential Speeds on the Read and Write are not shabby at all either. I think if ATA100 is implemented right over the next six months, it could change a lot of things for us.[break]En over het KA7-bord zelf:[/break]We have been waiting for the ABIT KA7 for some time, and in our eyes it was well worth the wait. We get hammered on occasion for being "anti-AMD" or "pro-Intel", but the simple truth of the matter is that the CPUs we cover here are dictated by the mainboard companies. The ABIT KA7 is the fifth Athlon mainboard we have tested and quite honestly, none of the others have been worth the time for us to sit down and write up in review form. This is why you have not seen any Athlon reviews outside of the first one we did last year. You can have the best CPU in the world, but if the only board you have to put it in is crap, the CPU might as well be crap too.
The features that you get with this board are pretty slick. The OC bios is done with class and is easy to get into and out of. More importantly, it is easy to operate and pretty self-explanatory. The Chipset BIOS is also very well done, having up to the minute tweaking functions that really do work and are not simply something to take up space. Sometimes I thing some mainboard companies add some of that BIOS stuff just to make you think there is something really there, instead of nothing.