Het vuurpeloton heeft een review gepost van de AOpen AX34 PRO II. Een moederplankje gebaseerd op de bekende VIA Apollo Pro133A chipset. Het moederbord is voorzien van 4x DIMM, 6 PCI, 1 AGP en een AMR slot, onboard sound en 4 USB poorten ook onbreekt een ATA66 controller niet (ATA100 optioneel). Het moederbord is gemaakt op een fancy "Military Grade Black" printplaat. De prestaties en de stabiliteit van het bord zijn goed te noemen.
Een hap uit de conclusie:
We had an extremely hard time rating this motherboard. Sure it's got a ton of great features (six PCI slots, Dr. LED, etc.) but it just barely falls short of ASUS's stellar P3V4X in terms of overclocking features (which offers a handful more bus speeds) and performance. But when you think about it, the AX34 Pro II stayed within 2% of the P3V4X in every game test, and by a close margin as well in the synthetic benchmarks.
Because it was slightly outperformed by the P3V4X in overclocking features and performance, we were going to give it a 91% rating and leave it at that, until we saw the reaction on the faces of the guys at Gamers.com. They clearly saw it as a "cool" product, something that rarely happens with a motherboard.
When you look back at the motherboards we've tested with recently, you can only say this with a select few, the ABIT KT7-RAID being the most recent example.
With the differences between motherboards becoming grayer each year, you've got to reward the first company to come out with something dramatically different, and in a lot of ways, AOpen has done just that with the AX34 Pro II.
After considering all this, I finally asked myself if I were given a choice between the AX34 Pro II or P3V4X, which one I would choose? The final answer came quick and easy, the AX34 Pro II