Gamers Depot heeft een review gepost van 2 Athlon planken: de "BCM QS750 Athlon" en de "FIC SD11 Athlon". De eerstgenoemde is mij onbekend, maar het schijnt gewoon een replica te zijn van het reference design. Anyway, lees de review hier.
Both boards offer rock-solid performance. I was able to run all applications and all games to my heart's content, and never hit a snag. Both perform very very fast (it's an Athlon!). I preferred the FIC over the BCM, because it's more in line with newer board design goals of fewer legacy devices and more PnP devices. That, and the quicker bootup make this a better board for the average high-end gamer. One very important caveat to both these (and ALL Athlon™ boards) is the REQUIREMENT of certain very particular POWER SUPPLIES. Both manuals have an insert warning about this. Please take it seriously - I tried for days to get my Fester running in a 200W system, and it just wouldn't work stably. Refer: http://www1.amd.com/Athlon/power. There's actually a very very helpful guide and FAQ on constructing your very own Athlon™ system, at: http://www.amd.com/products/cpg/Athlon/pdf/quick_ref_faq.pdf. Lastly, the QS750 is really a near-replica of the AMD Fester Reference motherboard, with the exact same specs and connectors right down to an unusual heat sensor strip just below the CPU. I guess, if you go with the reference design, how can you go wrong! Oh yes, and both boards run reasonably cool, requiring less fan power than I had expected.