Anand van AnandTech heeft een review gepost van de A-Trend ATC-6254M BX moederplank. Dit is een normaal BX plankie, behalve dan dat A-Trend er een Voodoo3 2000 ingebakken heeft. Naja, in ieder geval beter dan die geļntegreerde ATI troep die je meestal tegenkomt. Anyway, hier heb je een hap uit de review, check de rest hier.
The setup and configuration of the 6254M is essentially jumperless as only the clock multipliers are controlled on the motherboard (via a dip switch block), with all the FSB settings able to be manipulated in the Award BIOS chipset features setup. The available FSB settings are obviously geared towards towards the overclocking population, the clock generator provides support for the following settings: 66 / 75 / 78 / 81 / 83 / 90 / 95 / 100 105 / 110 / 112 / 113 / 115 / 117 / 118 / 120 122 / 124 / 126 / 133 / 135 / 137 / 138 140 / 142 / 144 / 150 and 155MHz. The mouthful of settings rival those found on the newer ABIT boards which are definitely overclocking oriented.
Hardware monitoring on the 6254M is provided courtesy of the Winbond 83781D chip located on the opposite side of the SC242 connector. The 83781D provides for the monitoring of up to three temperatures including the temperature of the chip itself with the other two temperatures supplied by the included thermistor headers on the board. Two of the three fan headers are also monitored by the chip, and A-Trend conveniently bundled a CD-ROM that includes the Intel LANDesk Client Manager software for system monitoring as well as the Intel BM IDE drivers and all patches for the BX chipset. A second CD is provided with all of the required drivers for the 3dfx Voodoo3, however for the most up to date drivers you'll want to pay a visit to www.3dfx.com.
The performance of the board, along with the on-board Voodoo3 is on-par with that of your standard BX board + Voodoo3 2000 combo so there are no worries there. As far as stability is concerned, the board exhibited average stability in our endurance tests and although it wasn't a top quality server-like solution, it is safe to say that most users will be fine with it.