Excerpt: Abit's IC7 series of boards are already some of the top overclocking 875 boards on the market, so one has to ask whether we needed a new revision so soon. However, Abit is confident that the IC7 Max 3 bring enough new stuff to overclockers to make......
Excerpt: Abit were one of the first out of the blocks with an 875 based motherboard with their IC7 motherboard, and along with the Asus P4C800, quickly established itself as the enthusiast board of choice......
ABIT IC7 Review: An Affordable i875P Based Mainboard
9 July 2003
Summary: You can get Intel PAT for free; you can get it for a lot of money, but what about getting it for just a few extra dollars? Today we are reviewing an inexpensive ABIT IC7 mainboard based on i875P and aimed on computer hardware enthusiasts. We explain every single fact about the mainboard, so, be sure to read the review before purchasing ABIT IC7.
Pros: High stability;, Excellent overclocking and tuning options;, AGP Pro 50 support;, USB 2.0 and IEEE1394 support;, Integrated 6-channel audio;, Serial ATA-150 RAID support;, Relatively low cost;, Stylish package.
Cons: PCB layout has a lot of drawbacks;, Extremely loud active MCH cooling system;, Only 5 PCI slots;, No integrated Ethernet controller at all;, Only two Serial ATA-150 ports;, AC’97 audio-solution, a PCI solution would definitely be a bit better;, Not rich product bundle.
Summary: With a street price of only $178 online, the IC7-G is among the cheapest Canterwood-based motherboards to come with Gigabit Ethernet. In fact, only Intel's own Canterwood-based D875PBZLK is cheaper, and not by much. Of course, Intel's board doesn't have Firewire support, a second Serial ATA RAID controller, or the IC7-G BIOS's robust overclocking and tweaking options.