Hardware Upgrade heeft een dikke Super Socket7 motherboard comparison in elkaar geknutseld. In totaal worden 10 planken vergeleken, waaronder de Asus P5A, AOpen AX59Pro en Tyan Trinity 100AT. Hier alvast een stukje uit de intro:
In a changing field such as that of motherboard, the architecture based on Socket 7, introduced by Intel from Pentium CPU at 133 MHz on, can seem obsolete, just think how long it has been on the market. The success of AMD K6-2 CPUs and the performance expected by the AMD K6-3 show that Socket 7 is still alive. Of course this kind of architecture has changed parallel to the increase in the processing power of the CPU on Socket 7; for example, just think to the introduction of the bus frequency at 100 MHz and the support for AGP video card which allowed Socket 7 to keep up with the time. If the field of Socket 7 motherboard can be considered dead, its evolution won’t go on due to the release of the AMD K6-3; this said it can be stated that the Socket 7 motherboards currently on the market should represent the best products the production technology can offer to users who have Socket 7 CPUs. Which are the basic characteristic of a good Socket 7 motherboard?