Excerpt: Other than that pre-production board, the only other nForce2 board reviewed on Amdmb.com was the Leadtek K7NCR18D which proved to best the Asus board in almost every aspect. Can the Leadtek board hold onto the lead it had back in November, or will the retail version of the Asus A7N8X best it?
Excerpt: Catch me if you can. A while back we waded into the depths of AMD’s HyperTransport. AMD HyperTransport technology may be the new era of PC performance and capability. HyperTransport technology isn’t a radical new gadget but a new I/O bus that increases the speed in device communication point to point. This may be old news to some but the HyperTransport motherboard is coming…sooner than you think.
Pros: Good compliment of features and included options, Impressive performance
Cons: Pricey, Requires ECC Registered memory when 4 DIMMS used, Crowded floppy/EIDE area, Have to be SATA ready
Excerpt: At last, we have a chance to review the nForce2
board. This board that just arrive in our labs is not a reference board but the
retail packaged ASUS A7N8X !! As you know, we reviewed a lot of KT333 and the
recent KT400s. Although the KT400 claims unofficial support of DDR400, we always
can't get it to run steadily. Well, look like nVIDIA has a solution for that.
Conclusion: Overall Quality Evaluation The evaluation table below contains a summary of our evaluation. Needless to say, purchasing decisions should not be made based soley on the results of performance tests, which often vary little from product to product. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of distinguishing characteristics that are worth looking for.
Pros: Could use a thermal sensor connector, User's manual could be better, Could use a LED diagnostic panel
Cons: Jumperless design, BIOS-adjustable Vcore voltage, BIOS-adjustable DRAM and AGP voltages, FSB can be adjusted in 1MHz increments, Excellent performance, Integrated RAID SerialATA controller (optional), Integrated IEEE1394 controller (optional), Integrated USB 2.0 controller, Two integrated 10/100Base-T controllers (optional), Integrated six-channel sound-card (optional), Support for dual-channel DDR400 memory