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. Since Abit announced their...
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.
Excerpt: A very clean layout, six PCI slots, one ISA slot and one AGP-4X slot; and Abit has decided to exclude the silly AMR slot that is seen on almost any Athlon board. Two ATA/66 IDE controllers with what seems to be plans for two additional IDE controllers. We already know that Abit is going to make the KA7-100, which will have two ATA/66, and two ATA/100 controllers, like Abit’s famous BE6-II.
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.
Conclusion: Auf der beiliegenden CD finden sich (VIA)-Treiber, ein VIA Hardware Monitor, Screensaver etc. Außerdem gehören ein UDMA66-, ein normales IDE-, ein Floppy-Kabel und der Thermal Sensor zum Lieferumfang. Die Ausstattung ist nicht der Oberhammer, verzichtet aber netterweise auf unnötigen Ballast.