Anand Lal Shimpi heeft review op zijn site gezet van het Abit VA6 mobo, gebaseerd op de Apollo Pro 133 chipset van VIA. Hoewel het plankje een aantal aardige features met zich mee draagt (ATA66, SoftMenu) blijkt de stabiliteit van een onacceptabel laag niveau te zijn.
The biggest and most inexcusable issue we had with the VA6 was its utter lack of stability. While all of the Apollo Pro 133 and 133A based boards we have tested, with the exception of a few notable entries (i.e. AOpen MX64), have been noticeably less reliable than the majority of BX motherboards we've reviewed, the VA6 we tested is definitely on the lower end of the stability scale. The board could not successfully complete any of our stability tests, and while they do require that the test system remain operational and stable for a full 24 hour period most motherboards in the past haven't had a problem making their way through our rigorous testing.
With the possibility that maybe our VA6 sample was flawed we proceeded to talk to other users that had purchased VA6 boards, and unfortunately our fears were confirmed when we hadn't received a single positive comment about the stability board from any of the VA6 owners we had talked to. Let's hope that the future revisions of the VA6 correct these stability problems, because as of now, the board isn't fit for sale.