Conclusion: Abit had definitely proven their standards with their IC7-MAX3. I couldn’t say anything more to let you know how great this motherboard performs. With its superb overclock-ability and support for plenty of devices, you can never go wrong with Abit.
Pros: Superb overclock-ability, Supports 6 SATA devices, Firewire and Optical SPDIF In/Out, Secure IDE and Round Cables, OTES cooling system, High performance NB cooler
Cons: Price, Temperature reading is slightly higher than normal boards
Conclusion: If you read the Ballistics Report on the previous page, you’re probably not surprised by our final score, the IC7-MAX3 is just that good. ABIT has essentially taken the IC7-G’s excellent board layout, while addresseing the IC7-G’s weaknesses.