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Introduction, Features, and Specs 2.
Those two factors helped delay a write up of this fine, fine board, which rightfully places itself at the the top of the Nforce2 pile – but all good things come to those who wait, so let’s proceed with a look at the NF7’s features and specs. The general layout of the NF7-M is good, I would have preferred to have the main ATX and auxiliary power connectors elsewhere, but I understand that being close to the MOSFETs provides the cleanest voltage signals to the motherboard powersupply circuit.
The other option – of using software to toggle the functionality of the standard 3 audio jacks is less than ideal, so I’m glad Abit went the extra length here and spared their customers from that sort of hassle.
You can find the submission from I. The VIA KT and KT may well have been the most popular in terms of units shipped globally, but it lacked the necessary performance features that overclockers craved.
Abit NF7 Motherboard Review – Introduction, Features, and Specs
With five bit PCI slots you won’t have any problems adding in future expansion cards if desired either. Gaming Benchmarks and Conclusion.
This is good news for the overclockers out there because this means the NF7-M has the potential to overclock high – or at least that is what the word on the street seems to indicate – but you never with a hundred percent certainty.
Motherboaard competition has been scrambling to catch up, and even newer chipsets like VIA’s KTA don’t appear to have enough muster when it comes to the benchmarks or feature lists.
Something I was extremely happy to see was that the NF7-M was only using Rubycon nv7, nothing else. The specs of the board are as follows: Our AMD series of articles kicks off with the classic Socket Aa CPU socket and platform which many us will recall with fondness, not least because it also involved some memorably overclockable processors.
The company has two boards in the top ten and 4. Socket A motherboards supported a broad number of chipset designs that motherrboard the VIA KT and Nvidia nForce Ultra series, both popular choices with motherboard manufacturers. If you decide to upgrade out of vanity, or necessity, to a larger active Northbridge heatsink you’ll appreciate the fact that ABit have placed the fan header just a few millimeters up on the board.
He managed a reference clock of If nothing else about the specs stands out, one thing should really perk up your attention: As a note, we’re reviewing revision 1. It indicates they care about the level of quality of their product and considering the recent failure rates surrounding some low ESR capacitors, this is an important area for the longevity of the board.
Motherboard Memory Lane: AMD Socket A, Abit NF7-S V2.0 and AMD Athlon 2500+
If one were to buy a mid to high end motherboard or AMD “whitebox” system these days, they would be well advised to only seriously consider options which have ‘nVIDIA nForce2 inside. How to the up motherboard to accept Windows Oper System.
mothefboard Ships with the following: Check out the submission from I. An extra fan header is also located just above the AGP slot, a good thing if you intend to add extra cooling to a temperamental videocard.
I always like seeing a manufacturer use components which have motherboare good reputation for quality on their products.
Return next week when we will focus on the AMD Socket platform and the motherboards, chips and scores that defined that particular era. While most motherboards using the nForce2 chipset only have passive cooling on the Northbridge, N7f have equipped the NF7-M with a small active heatsink. Barton core processors tempted enthusiasts with the promise of better performance gains thanks to a larger MB L2 cache and the prospect of a higher MHz FSB.
Motherboqrd Guides Cases and Access. Comments View this conversation in the forum. Originally this review would have come out a lot sooner, since most of you by now realize that the NF7 is not anymore a “new release”, but Neoseeker is moving offices soon, and yours truly has just recovered from surgery.
ABIT NF7, Socket A, AMD Motherboard
Right now there are two Nforce 2 based boards that we haven’t looked at that we really wanted to include in our reviews. You should know by now that I’m a big fan of at least having a separate expansion bracket to offer separate jacks for the extra 5.