Excerpt: Abit's KA7 - KX133 Athlon Motherboard AMD's Athlon Set Up The Abit Way! April 11, 2000 By Dave Altavilla As my late Grand Father would say, "HOLY MACKEREL" ! My Grandfather was an excitable Italian type and this "fishy phrase" would be one that he would use to indicate his amazement with something. In this case, the phrase is very fitting because I am totally amazed at the buzz and hype, with this review product that we have for you today.
Excerpt: My review of the KA7 is coming from the angle of building a PC from the ground up for the first time. I bought this board to fulfill the requirements of my fall semester class in Computer Architecture. One of the goals of this class is to be able to assemble a computer and understand the interior workings. Having never put together a computer before, I was looking forward to the start of the semester and being able to put them all together.
Conclusion: To be honest, we didn't expect the KA7 to impress us like it did. After seeing the ASUS K7V perform so marvelously in our tests just a few weeks ago, we felt Abit would be hard pressed to make a better product. Early on our tests pretty much confirmed this, as the performance numbers were (overall) slightly slower than the K7V and the stability was just a little less.
Summary: Avec la KA7, on peut dire qu'Abit a extrêmement bien réussi son entrée sur le marché des processeurs AMD. La KA7 bénéficie d'atouts de tailles. C'est la première à intégrer quatre connecteurs DIMM, c'est la première a franchir le seuil des 119 MHz pour le FSB (record détenu jusqu'à présent par la MSI K7 Pro) en offrant une stabilité parfaite à 122 MHz. Sans oublier le layout qui tue (avec 1 AGP, 6 PCI et 1 ISA), et bien sûr les énormes possibilités offertes par le bios.