AnandTech heeft een review van het FIC SD-11 Athlon modderbord neer gemikt. De SD-11 is gebouwd rondom de AMD Irongate Northbridge en VIA's VT82C686A 'Super' South Bridge met 4 USB poorten en AMR. Dank je wel zou je zeggen, alleen zijn er maar 2 USB naar buiten geleidt en AMR zijn ze helemaal vergeten (jippie ). Verder blijkt de power input van het bordje extreem gevoelig te zijn:
While Athlon motherboards in general are extremely sensitive to the quality of the power supply used, thanks to the CPU's high current draw, the FIC SD-11 is extremely sensitive to the PSU used. While AMD has a recommended power supply list, FIC has had to trim this list considerably and produced their own list of power supplies compatible with the SD-11.
Combine the fact that this board is an engineering sample with the cost cutting measures FIC has taken and its no surprise that the SD-11 was one of the most unstable Athlon motherboards we have run across yet, under both overclocked and non-overclocked circumstances.
The layout is extremely strange, creating a large board with no additional functionality. The ATX I/O panel is also arranged seemingly at random. Combine these two issues and you have a board that will encounter great difficulty fitting into most ATX cases.