Conclusion: When the time came for the KV8-MAX3 to face a round of MBReview punishment, ABIT’s motherboard was completely solid and ran flawlessly during operation. This was of course after we got past the siren sound that was giving us some trouble when we went to flip the power switch on for the first time,...
Excerpt: The ABIT KV8-MAX3 is indeed a hell of a board, and it did perform very well during testing. The OTES system has proven itself to be a very good cooling solution for overclockers, and the µGuru provides a user-friendly interface to monitor and administer your system.
Conclusion: Though the ABIT KV8-MAX3 may appeal to all types of users, the high end enthusiasts
are the one who will really reap the benefits of purchasing this mainboard.
Features such as OTES, high overclocking capabilities and options, Gigabit
Ethernet, and Serial ATA, are not exactly going to appeal as much...
Summary: And here is one more Socket754 mainboard for AMD Athlon 64 CPU from the well-known ABIT Company. In this review we will take a closer look not only at the mainboard performance and design peculiarities, but also at those new technologies introduced by ABIT in its latest products and known as uGURU.
Pros: Excellent performance;, Two integrated SerialATA RAID controllers that support up to 6 SATA hard disk drives;, Support of Gigabit Ethernet and IEEE1394;, Stylish exterior;, Hardware data encryption system aka SecureIDE;, Integrated POST controller;, ABIT uGuru technology.
Cons: Problems at overclocking processors as you cannot control the AGP/PCI frequencies;, Difficult to install a massive CPU cooler;, Useless and noisy OTES technology;, PCB design issues.
Summary: Though there are a couple scratches on the KV8-MAX3's shiny surface, they're few and far between. The board could use some AGP and PCI bus dividers and a couple more USB ports, and Abit should really throw in a CPU retention bracket, but other than that there's not much to gripe about.
Conclusion: Where to start ?. ABIT's presentation skills are impressive right now. It used to be known as a company that focused, almost solely it has to be said, on performance above all else. Other industry heavyweights then realised the importance of a slick package.
Summary: Above all, note the relatively low price set at $145 on the date of publishing the review. For this money, the user gets a well-equipped high-end motherboard with a number of proprietary technologies and utilities. Also note the wide expansion options and a rich set of overclocking tools.
Pros: Good performance level;, Support for SerialATA (2 channels; RAID);, Additional 4-channel SerialATA/RAID controller;, Integrated 6.1 audio and high-speed LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) controller;, Support for USB2.0 (8 ports) and IEEE-1394 (Firewire, 3 ports);, Relatively low price;, Support for the Cool...
Conclusion: Dolaskom ABIT KV8-MAX3 ploče situacija se s Athlon 64 pločama osjetno popravila. Ova ploča, zajedno s ASUS K8V Deluxe, zaslužuje sve preporuke s tim da je ABIT ploča još bolja nego ASUS. ABIT KV8-MAX3 je brza ploča koja je ujedno i fantastičan overclocker .
Pros: Odličan izgled. Dobra opremljenost i solidan bundle. OTES i µGuru. Trouble free. Vrlo stabilna ploča vrlo dobrih performansi. Sve potrebno za overclocking s odličnim izborom voltaža. Fantastičan overclocker.
Cons: Loš layout. VIA K8T800 chipset (nema AGP/PCI lock).
Conclusion: Normalde her kesime hitap eden KV8-MAX3 her ne kadar performansı, başarılı donanım bileşenleri ve teknoloji entegrasyonu ile göze girse de, yüksek fiyatıyla kullanıcıları bir kez daha düşündürüyor.