Nog meer Athlon info bij BXBoards, in de vorm van een FIC SD11 review. Dit plankje (naast de MSI op dit moment het best verkrijgbare Athlon bord) heeft 5 PCI slots, 3 DIMM slots en busspeeds van 100, 120 en 133MHz:
Its difficult to say how good (or bad) the SD11 is. Compared to some of the later BX based mainboards on the market right now, it is feature light. Nevertheless, the SD11 has some commendable and vital features. It is super stable and easy to set up, which is ideal as the Athlon is new to all of us right now. All these are essential ingredients to make a successful first generation board.
We obtained the fastest non overclocked benchmarks ever obtained on our Winstone 99 NT test system. How much of this is attributable to the power of the Athlon, and how much to the speed of the SD11 is debatable. I've awarded 4.5/5 for speed. However this will be amended when we see more boards. We'll need to see more examples of Athlon boards before we can establish a baseline of performance. Whatever, these are the fastest scores we've seen, and on applications, the FIC SD11 / Athlon 500 combination, bests an Pentium III 500 overclocked to 560Mhz by a short head.