De heren van Hot HardWare hebben een review gemaakt over de Abit SA6R (de opvolger van de SE6). Men heeft een P3-933 gebruikt om verschillende tests te doen, maar ook een 1Ghz-er waarmee ze hebben overgeklokt. De resultaten zijn hieronder kort samengevat:
The SA6R allowed us to hit the 1.1G mark with a 147MHz. Front Side Bus speed. We ran the processor at a rather high voltage of 1.95V but things were stable for hours of testing. We didn't really "shake and bake" things too hard but regardless we completed our testing without a crash, so we're claiming success. In short, the SA6R is designed with the "Over-Clockers" in mind and delivers on every level of that criteria.
Looking at the clock speed reported by Sandra here, we would have to say that the SA6R has very aggressive clock timing for the FSB. When we set the FSB to 933MHz., Sandra reported 941MHz. and when set to 147MHz. X 7.5 for a total of 1102MHz., Sandra reports 1114MHz.
We are going to struggle with this one. It is only on rare occasion that we are this pleased with a product, especially something as complex as a motherboard. There is always some small fly in the ointment that gets in the way of greatness. However, the SA6R is a board that will rate with us as darn close to perfect for the current technology available on the market today. There are minor things like ATX Power connector location and the fact that the extra cost involved with the i815E Chipset's integrated Graphics Controller, is pretty much a waste of silicon for most entertainment and gaming orientated consumers. Beyond that, this board is so far the most stable i815E board we have tested to date and its performance clock for clock is best of class. Furthermore, the addition of the integrated High Point RAID controller will bring new levels of Drive Sub-system performance to many users who, until now, haven't explored the benefits of RAID arrays.
Al met al zijn de reviewers van Hot HardWare zeer tevreden over dit nieuwe Abit mamaplankje. Zoals hierboven al kort vermeld is, waren er maar weinig negatieve dingen te melden, wat uiteindelijk ook resulteerde in een "9" als uiteindelijk rapportcijfer.
Mindfields submitte de tip.