GamePC maakt ons blij met een review van het smurfkleurige Gigabyte GA-7ZX KT133 Socket A moederbord met 5xPCI, 3xDIMM en een AMR en ISA slot. Hoewel dit plankje zeer stabiel bleek werd hij door de Asus A7V hard verslagen op het gebied van performance en overklokbaarheid.
The 7ZX is a remarkably stable board. You can trust EasyTune III to maintain that stability even while moderately overclocked. It can also hold its own when it comes to performance as the benchmarks prove. Similar to the GA-6OXM7E, the 7ZX is too slow under Windows 2000. It's really a mixed bag. This is not an "all in wonder" mainboard so your specific needs will need to come into play when deciding on a purchase.
It would be a difficult task to strongly recommend this board, especially when faced with alternatives such as the Asus A7V. ATA-100 aside, the Gigabyte GA-7ZX still has serious performance problems under Windows 2000. Although the 7ZX is a little better at overclocking than the 6OXM7E due to the dip switches (for adujusting relatively few bus increments between 100 and 133MHz), they are both held down by EasyTune III automation limitations. You cannot control the CPU multiplier or raise the FSB higher than 133MHz (except with EasyTune III). If you want to overclock a little bit with no hassle, and run Windows 9x exclusively, you can easily consider this board. Otherwise, your needs would most likely be more suited for the Asus A7V. The Gigabyte proves to be an extremely stable, fast and affordable board. If you don't overclock (or run Windows 2000, although I hope this changes with a BIOS patch or driver update), the 7ZX could be a good solution for you, although it is clear that Asus' A7V remains the champ in the KT-133 ring.