Gamers Depot heeft een review gepost van de Gigabyte GA-7IX Slot-A plank voorzien van de AMD Irongate North- en Southbridge. Hoewel de GA-7IX geen uitgebreide overclocking mogelijkheden biedt bleek hij wel zo stabiel als een huis:
Using an Award BIOS, the GA-71X proved to be a stable board even while running our Athlon 800 chip. While the BIOS does offer a good selection of control and setup, we were disappointed to see that there wasn't a way to change the front side bus, so you can't overclock the CPU without using external "goldenfinger boards.
With a clean layout, and the powerblock postitioned where it won't interfere with the Heatsink on the CPU, 5 PCI, 2 ISA, and 1 AGP slot, the GA-71X should provide you with ample expansion for the future, although we wish they'd dump the ISA slots all together. The included manual has everything you'd want to know about the in's and out's of this board.
The other thing you'll notice is the row of capacitors behind the CPU Slot. Instead of opting for the one giant capacitor like the AMD "Fester" (reference) board did, Gigabyte slapped on some 330uf capacitors all over, and a 1200uf next to the Slot. They must know what they're doing as is confirmed by how stable this board is.