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For those who just have to have a Pentium4, Abit has a board for you. But is this lauded board any good? To find out, just head on over to Overclockers New Zealand and see their latest review of the Abit TH7-RAID Motherboard. here's a snip:
"Abit includes an onboard diagnostic display which shows different codes in case anything goes wrong. A list of post-codes with explanations is in the user's manual for easy reference. Next to the diagnostic display are two tiny buttons and one is for power on and the other is the reset button. Most people wouldn't use them because there are two buttons which do the same things on your case. However, some players have their PCs without any case might like the idea. An easy access to the power and reset functions without extra wiring. I use Senfu DIY house which doesn't need to use these two onboard buttons anyway. The design is good idea for a very specific group of tweakers."
t-break has just posted a review of the AOpen AX4T Motherboard which features the i850 chipset for the Penyium4. here's a snip:
"AOpen's philosophy, as far as features are concerned, is based on a pay for what you want. This board supports their Diagnostic LED module, but you'll need to get it separately. There wasn't any option for a RAID controller or Dual BIOS. However, a Network port is built on top of the USB ports for Network connectivity. A USB header is also present for additional USB ports, but the board was not bundled with an extra USB cable to take advantage of the header."
Many have enjoyed the EPoX boards lately, and the KT133A chipset is still a solid performer. So head on over to ExtremeCooling.org and see what's hot with the EPoX EP-8KTA3+Pro Motherboard.
AthlonOC has a new motherboard review up. Head on over and take a gander at the EPoX EP-8KHA.
Bench House has been quiet lately, but they have assured me that they've been busy and have many reviews coming soon. Their first on the list is the Chaintech 7VJD Motherboard. It utilizes the KT266 chipset and uses fast DDR memory.
Tyan is pulling out the gaintlets lately with a whole slew of new products. So let's head on over to Active Hardware and see their latest review of the Tyan Tomcat Motherboard which utilizes the i815EP chipset with the "B" stepping.
Well, VIA has really put it to the folks at Intel. They produced a chipset that marries the sheer processing prowess of the Pentium 4 with a DDR memory architecture...BEFORE INTEL DID! Not only that, but Virtual Zone Hardware has a preview of it. So let's go see what the scoop is on the VIA P4X266 Preview.
Atlanta OC has gotten hold of the EPoX 8KTA3 Motherboard, so head on over and see what they ahd to say about this KT133A based board. here's a snip:
"EPoX has definitely released a quality product in the 8KTA3. With the optional RAID setup, this motherboard can really come alive. The definite presence of an overclocker friendly feel gives it the power it needs to overcome the small hurdles that hold it back from being a top choice. I did notice that this motherboard boots into Windows 2000 extremely fast. Granted there is not a ton of files on the drive, it still screams to the desktop and awaits your readiness.
Looks like this motherboard has been getting quite a workout lately, but why mess with success? Go see the folks at amdmb.com and see what they thought of the IWill KK266Plus Motherboard. here's a snip:
"Overclocking on all Iwill boards is a dream come true for most hardware enthusiasts! Offering every option to be edited in the bios (with the exception of the 100 MHz / 133 MHz jumper), Iwill has made a name for themselves in the overclocking arena. The KK266Plus does not break this tradition. Pushing upwards of a 170 MHz FSB on an underclocked Athlon 1.4 GHz, this easily beats the best I have used before hand. Of course, to get speeds near this, you have to have some kick ass SDRAM, such as Corsair's. Overall I was able to push the Athlon Thunderbird 1.4 GHz to a great 1.65 GHz with air-cooling. Several other motherboards have reached this speed, but not 170 MHz FSBs!"
Planet Savage has gotten hold of the IWill KK266Plus Motherboard for your viewing pleasure. here's a snip:
"The KT133A chipset is still probably the most popular chipset for Socket A processors right now. It has now matured well and with its usage of normal SDRAM, it made upgrading of people from older SDRAM systems pretty easy. Those coming from a 440BX133 system can still make use of their old memory and other peripherals when they switched to the KT133A and AMD."