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.