Voor mensen die een Thunderbird of Duron willen kopen, maar nog twijfelen over het moederbord dat ze het beste kunnen gebruiken heeft Alereon.org een artikel online gezet waarin de Abit KT7 en de Asus A7V met elkaar worden vergeleken.
Het verschil in preformance is minimaal (in het voordeel van Asus), maar de Abit is door het jumperloze ontwerp makkelijker te gebruiken.
The Sisoft Sandra CPU test and multimedia test yield very little difference between the two boards, this is what I expected, anything else would have been a red flag for a problem. In the memory test, the FPU/Memory test shows about a 1.4% advantage for the Asus board and on the ALU/Memory test the gap widens with about a 5.3% advantage for the Asus. This extra memory performance shows about a 1-2 frame advantage for the Asus in my quake 3 tests, not much, but still another win for Asus. Moldyn and QMC show again that the two are closely matched as they should be, these are CPU dependant tests, they had better be neck and neck. The Primordia test was one I was really hoping would show some difference between these two heavyweights, unfortunately they performed so well that the scores are nearly identical (check here and you'll see some very competitive scores that I submitted with A7V results). This just shows how competitive these two boards are.
Results say the Asus is the marginal winner, ease of use says the Abit. My choice is the Abit since I don't have to mess with any jumpers or switches, I hated doing that so much. Stability isn't a factor either, both would not crash no matter what I did to them, perfect stability. So good they made my Abit KA7 look like a chump. Hope this makes the your decision between the two a little easier.