Conclusion: I lead into this review saying that this board is THE one to get for overclockers. It may not be the cheapest, but from what we've seen so far, it is the fastest, most stable, and ONE of the easiest to overclock (Cheers to easy overclocking! Jeers to the dip switches!).
Conclusion: The "overclocker's special" version of the
A7V showed up sooner than I expected! Read all about the adjustable-multiplier version of
- AMD's baby Athlon delivers some serious bang for not many bucks - what do you need to
know to get one running?
Conclusion: I think it should be clear by now how much I love this board! It actually convinced me to go for an AMD CPU for the very first time (as of this writing, a purple core Athlon 750 is heading my way).
Pros: Rock Solid, Integrated ATA/100 support, AGP 4x PRO, Fast Writes, It's Fast!, Awesome for overclockers! Multiplier overclocking is not dead!, BIOS Memory tweaks work well
Cons: Pretty expensive - This will cost more than twice as much as your Duron CPU, No Onboard RAID available (if you actually care), No software multiplier settings (dip switches are still better than jumpers though)
Conclusion: Did you take a look at the Ballistics Report? If you did, you see that there's a lot we like about the ASUS A7V. After all, how could we dislike a motherboard that allowed us to overclock our Duron to 1GHz!? Not only does the A7V offer a wealth of settings for tweakers, the motherboard also offers excellent performance and stability. While we'd like to award it our Editor's Choice Award, we'd like to take a look at the ABIT KT7 before we go that far.
Conclusion: Das VRM brachte uns auf eine Idee, die wir ASUS hier gerne mitteilen möchten: Wenn man das Modul steckbar produzieren würde (es ist jetzt auf dem Board festgelötet), wären Updates der Spannungsregler eine Leichtigkeit. Wenn zukünftige AMD Prozessoren höhere Ansprüche haben sollten, können Kunden, die ein A7V besitzen, einfach ein Upgrade des VRM erwerben. Jedenfalls kam uns das so in den Sinn.