Chris Connolly van GamePC heeft een review van de FIC AZ11 moederplank met VIA KT133 chipset neer geplant. Dit plankje is nogal kaal met 3 DIMM sockets en 5 PCI slots. Een AMR of ISA slot is niet aanwezig, evenals de mogelijkheid om de multiplier te tweaken (voor zover de processor dat toelaat). De plank functioneerde stabiel en FSB overclocking lukte tot maximaal 112MHz. Verder bleek de AZ11 net iets beter te presteren dan de MSI K7T Pro:
VIA's KT-133 chipset may still have some kinks to work out, but for the most it should make a lot of gamers happy. The Duron processor itself is simply fantastic, as with the Thunderbirds as well (even though Socket-A T-Birds are in very short supply these days). FIC's AZ-11 is a decent board for being one of the first on the market, but it's lackluster design, cheap audio components, and inability to break AMD's CPU multiplier will most likely make most gamers go elsewhere for their Socket-A platforms. Notable companies like Asus and Abit are on the horizon for having Socket-A boards on the market, which from the initial looks of them, appear to be more focused at the gaming/enthusiast community.
Regardless of the motherboard, AMD's Duron chip keeps impressing us with every passing day. We do worry though that the chip may perform too well for AMD's own good, and that it may yank away from sales from their more expensive Thunderbird series of processors. If newsgroups are a good indication, many people who were thinking of buying a Thunderbird systems are now dead set on going with the Duron, thanks to the near exact same performance and lower price tag.