Overview. The NF7 series models, based on nForce2 chipset, supports the latest AMD Athlon XP processors with /// FSB, and features new dual. Oddly enough, the ABIT NF7-S had an AT12V connector located on its PCB. We’ ve seen maybe two Athlon XP motherboards with an ATX12V. Abit NF7-S Motherboard Abit’s Version of the NVIDIA nForce2 Chipset By, Tom Laverriere January 7, When NVIDIA announced the.

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Admin and owner of Hexus. The nForce Ultra was most popular with overclockers due to its ability reach higher clock speeds with independent CPU, memory and AGP overclocking. Jotherboard Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. We even popped the little cooler to check that thermal compound was indeed used.

It was manufactured using a nm 0. The company has two boards in the top ten and 4. Won’t you please settle this qbit us.

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With five bit PCI slots you won’t have any problems adding in future expansion cards if desired either. However, the official word from ABIT is that the NF7-S will indeed ship with four mounting holes even though our sample didn’t have this feature.

High-End Workstation Performance motherboarc Today we continue our Mother Memory Lane series, shifting our focus back to the beginning of the last decade, to a time when AMD had the upper hand against Intel in terms of raw performance.

Our AMD series of articles kicks off with the classic Socket Aa CPU socket and platform which many us will recall motgerboard fondness, not least because it also involved some memorably overclockable processors. The motherboard is very well labelled, if you do not happen to know what a header motberboard just look mootherboard on the PCB and you’ll find a description.


Return next week when we will focus on the AMD Socket platform and the motherboards, chips and scores that defined that particular era. There are two USB 2. This is good news for the overclockers out there because this means the NF7-M has the potential to overclock high – or at least that is what the word on the street seems to indicate – but you never with a hundred percent certainty.

We could run any test and the NF7-S passed all of them even running Prime 95 overnight. The AMD Athlon XP series arrived in and was an immediate hit with enthusiasts, offering superior performance than Intel equivalents, coupled with reasonably competitive prices. Log in Don’t have an account? Too many motherboard makers like to place the DIMM connectors right next to the video card.

Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Finally we come to the classic SuperPi 32M benchmark, an nc7 benchmark in terms of historical relevance. Abti can find the submission from I. For those that are picky about memory and frequently like to install different types of modules, the DIMM connector’s position will be an annoyance. If you decide to upgrade out of vanity, or necessity, to a larger active Northbridge heatsink you’ll appreciate the fact that ABit have placed the fan header just a few millimeters up on the board.

An extra fan header is also located just above the AGP slot, a good thing if you intend to add extra cooling to a temperamental videocard.

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About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Barton core processors tempted enthusiasts with the promise of better performance gains thanks to a larger MB L2 cache and the prospect of a higher MHz FSB. Something I was motherboadd happy to see was that the NF7-M was only using Rubycon capacitors, nothing else.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. ASUS has three boards in motherboare top ten and 5. Nvidia’s competition has been scrambling to catch up, and even newer chipsets like VIA’s KTA don’t appear to have enough muster when it comes to the benchmarks or feature lists. Instead of being on the left-hand side of the motherboard, we would have preferred to have seen it located on the right-hand, upper portion of the motherboard.


Please log in or register to comment. CPU Frequency Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers. The VIA KT and KT may well have been the most popular in terms of units shipped globally, but it lacked the necessary performance features that overclockers craved.

Knowing how well those other two iterations of the NF7 platform have performed, I’m sure you’ll agree we have some high expectations about what this board will be able to do, so let’s get started!

The Primary and Secondary IDE connectors are annoyingly positioned below where our video card is installed. I always like seeing a manufacturer use components which have a good reputation for quality on their products.

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He managed a reference clock of Doing straight out motherbord the box is an amazing feat in itself. At FSB, we had no problems at all. The Motherboarf connectors are basically impossible to unhinge unless you go through the hassle of unscrewing and then physically uninstalling your video card just to throw in a stick of memory.

Soft Menu III, don’t ya love it? If one were to buy a mid to high end motherboard or AMD “whitebox” system these days, they would be well advised to only seriously consider options which have ‘nVIDIA nForce2 inside.

Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers.

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