Excerpt: The new breed of Athlon board has been making it's way into the marketplace. Based on the VIA KT400 chipset, there has been a lot of talk about some of the future possibilities in the Athlon line. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the Gigabyte GA-7VAXP Motherboard. It uses this very chipset and we need to find out if it will make a worthy addition to our own systems.
Conclusion: The new Gigabyte GA-7VAXP comes with all the fancy on-board peripherals that you should, by now, are very familiar with. However, when compared with the other two major brands like ASUS and MSI, the GA-7VAXP is a little behind in terms of its features. Although a Fast Ethernet and an ATA133 IDE RAID controller constitutes lower cost for the board as compared to newer Gigabit and Serial ATA technologies, power users still may not be entirely crazy about this board.