A comprehensive motherboard that will not bust your budget!
2 June 2011
Summary: First of all, Abit makes great products. After having had issues with ASUS boards in the past (at least 4 of them), I have switched my loyalty and found it in Abit. Secondly, the IS7 is a cousin of the IC7 series. Being familiar with the IC7-G, I bought this board and bought it cheap. The board is not meant for overclocking like the IC7's but it still packs a punch and for a P4 478 board, it had many integrated components for its time.
Excerpt: Apologies if it's a bit geeky-techie, but I figure if you're going to buy one of these, you will need this information. I've always been a fan of Abit boards, mainly because of the quality and sturdiness, and also the price. This board is absolutely packed with everything you could hope to use - 8 (count them) USB 2 ports with support for 2 more, 3 firewire ports (big and small), cracking on board professional sound with digital in/out, 5 PCI slots, 4 RAM slots, P4 S478...
Pros: High build - quality, tools make overclocking easy
Cons: Abit's traditional 'random' board layout leaves wires hanging everywhere
Excerpt: To be fair, I’m not the richest person around so I’m always interested in a bargain. I needed to upgrade my old PC, and after looking around I found this motherboard. I bought this component in February 2004 and paid £70. First I thought that I had a bargain, which was true until June. The motherboard comes packed with everything that you need to install it, bar the screws to attach it to your case. These usually come with a new case anyway.
Pros: Quite cheap, a lot of functions, onboard RAID
Summary: Performant et d'un prix raisonnable, le chipset i865PE intégré à la IS7 exploite au mieux la puissance des nouveaux pentiums 4. Comme ses concurrentes, la carte d' ABIT est très bien équipée. Elle intègre quatre connecteurs serial ATA, un contrôleur ethernet gigabit, le son sur six canaux avec entrée et sortie optiques, et peut gérer jusqu' à huit ports USB 2.0 et trois prise firewire.