Andy van BXBoards heeft zijn review van de AOpen AK72 online geplant. De stabiliteit van de plank blijft volgens hem achter bij de Epox 7KXA en ook is de layout niet geweldig. Het AMR slot bevindt zich op een foute plek en er zijn maar 2 fan headers, waarvan 1 onbereikbaar voor CPU fans:
This is a board that somehow flatters to deceive. Its fair to say that AOpen have been one of the most consistent deliverers of quality mainboards, so perhaps our expectations were a little high, but take away the inevitable excitement the new chipset will generate, and we are left with a product that somehow misses the mark. Overclocked stability is not as good as the Epox K7XA - while the Epox board will run our test Athlon 650 at 745/115 all day, during benchmarking on the AK72 we were often met with freezes or spontaneous reboots. Even the unlimited voltage tweaks do not help overclocked stability. Taking our 650 up to 1.9v (something I am not comfortable with doing for long periods) the board was not stable with an overclocked Athlon at either 110 or 115 Mhz.
On applications scores the AK72 does deliver even when non overclocked. The performance is ever so slightly better across the board that the Epox K7XA. Performance is generally very good, and non overclocked product stability was just fine, with no sign of the reboots that occur at higher bus speeds. If overclocking is not a huge factor, there is little in AOpen's design to fault