Bij HardOCP hebben ze een review van de Abit KT7 geschreven. Opvallend aan de KT7 is dat er geen jumpers op het mobo zitten, en dat de multiplier-lock zonder dipswitches kan worden gekraakt. Ook het overklokken ging heel goed, een Duron 700 liep 100% stabiel op 950 MHz met het voltage op 1,75V. De 1 GHz sample van de T-bird liep stabiel op 1150 MHz. Ook kent de KT7 in tegenstelling tot sommige andere moederborden van Abit geen stabiliteitsproblemen.
This board is certainly one of the best mainboards that ABIT has ever put out if not possibly the best. I am glad to see ABIT rise to the top once again, especially with the competition being much more stringent this last year. Coming out on top is surely not as easy as it used to be. Now we have still yet to see many of the Socket A mainboards from other companies, but outside giving away a free six-pack of good German beer with every purchase, the competition is going to have a tough time selling around the ABIT KT7.
The KT7's feature set is rich but not burdened with crap that OverClockers find useless. The engineer that designed the board actually put some thought into the component layout and we know how often that is overlooked. This is very much a "Return to Roots" board for ABIT. Think about it, this is very much like the IT5H all over again. Except of course we now have 150 FSBs, ATA100 RAID, CPU speeds above 150MHz. You know, now that I look at it, it is not a "Return to Roots" at all. Actually the only thing closely familiar is the ability to change the multiplier. Still I get that feeling of excitement about this board.
It seems as if the KT7 will provide a solid upgrade path also, with the way ABIT has implemented the 3 Phase power issue. This is certainly going to be a selling point.
Overall, the KT7 is a great mainboard with little or nothing holding it back from becoming the best selling Socket A board of the year. Just hope they can make enough....
Pantagruel, bedankt voor het submitten!