De mannen van iXBT-Hardware hebben een zeer uitgebreide roundup gepost van de meest populaire KX133 Athlon borden, de ABIT KA7, AOpen AK72, ASUS K7V, Chaintech 7ATA, EPoX EP-7KXA, Gigabyte GA-7VX, LuckyStar K7VA133 en de Tyan S2380 Trinity K7. De twee onderstaande modellen kregen een aanbeveling vanwege stabiliteit en performance:
- Gigabyte GA-7VX. This high quality mainboard proved the most stable of all and showed nearly the best performance. And the unique DualBIOS technology makes the board even more attractive, because it protects the mainboard against such viruses as CIH and against errors during new BIOS versions reflashing. The only drawback of GA-7VX is processor overclocking, which is practically impossible. So, Gigabyte GA-7VX will be the best choice for those users who appreciate system stability and reliability above all.
- ASUS K7V. ASUS stuffed its mainboard with the whole bunch of features, which are pretty valuable for dedicated overclockers. Vcore settings, wide range of supported FSB frequencies and progressive hardware
monitoring will hardly remain unnoticed by those of you who are used to squeezing the maximum out of your PCs. Besides, this board proved one of the fastest, which is also a definite plus. However, you will have to put up with a couple of design inconveniences: extremely large size and the absence of ISA slots.