Naast een Willy preview heeft iXBT vandaag ook een review van de FIC KA-11 gepost. Dit is een plank met de Apollo Pro 133A chipset, 5xPCI, 4xDIMM, 2xISA en geen AMR. Voor overklokkers is dit een bord met beperkte mogelijkheden: er zijn slechts 11 busspeeds beschikbaar, Vcore is alleen via jumpers in te stellen en de AGP divider is altijd afhankelijk van de busspeed:
Well, it's high time we took a look at FIC KA-11 overclocking. At first sight, the situation is not very optimistic. The range of the supported FSB frequencies, which can be set via BIOS Setup is extremely poor: 66, 75, 83, 100, 103, 112, 120,124, 133, 140 and 150MHz. Even Tyan S1854 Trinity 400, very ascetic in terms of overclocking, could boast much more FSB frequencies. However, we have to note that the clock generator, IC-Works W150H can provide three frequencies per clock: 105, 110 and 115MHz, which can theoretically be added to new BIOS versions.
But KA-11 allows changing the processor core voltage with the help of a five-jumper set, which is of course not so convenient as an option in BIOS Setup. The second disadvantage of this realization is the unlimited opportunities for the user to set Vcore to any value between 1.3 and 3.5V (between 1.3 and 2.1V with step 0.05 and between 2.1 and 3.5V - with step 0.1V) no matter which CPU he installs. That is why if you prefer to give up the AUTO setting, you have every chance to burn your CPU having set its Vcore higher than allowed. You should be especially careful about it when upgrading your CPU.