In usual Abit style, the KR7A features all the options you would require in order to tweak your system for maximum performance. This is done via Abit's SoftMenu III in the BIOS. You can set the multiplier from 5x to 13x and you are able to set the FSB all the way up to 200MHz in 1MHz increments. You can also adjust the CPU, DIMM and I/O voltages however; you can only set the Vcore up to 0.10v over default voltage.
I was able to overclock my AMD Athlon 1.2GHz (9x133) processor all the way up to 1.43GHz (9x159). I ran Prime95 for 24 hours and did not encounter one crash. Throughout testing the board remained very stable and I am very pleased with the KR7A's overclocking results.
Overall I was very pleased with the KR7A. On top of being high performing and feature rich, it also boasts a good layout and excellent performance, speed wise. To add to the list of compliments, it is one of the most stable motherboards I have ever had the pleasure of using. Overclocking results were pleasing and Abit's SoftMenu III enables users to easily tweak their PC for maximum performance.
Taking the above features into account, there is no doubt that this is an enthusiast motherboard, with no onboard sound and no AMR, CNR or ISA slots. At a price of around $AUD396 it is not the cheapest motherboard available however, it is well worth the money in my opinion.
6 PCI slots
4 DIMM slots
Poor CPU socket placement
No AGP retention mechanism
Rating - 9.5/10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- Ashley Madison CEO stepping down after devastating data breach
- Final Fantasy 15 almost had VR support
- VR will slowly trickle to mainstream market, says Oculus founder
- Samsung offers iPhone users $200 if they switch to a new Galaxy phone
- CryEngine 3 used for interior rendering demo, and it looks amazing
- Adam Elements iKlips iOS Lightning / USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
- MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning Video Card Review
- Buffalo WXR-1900DHP DD-WRT NXT AC1900 Wireless Router Review
- ASRock Extreme4 x99 boot failure with more than 2 G.SKILL F4-3000C15D-16GRBB
- [Share]Lorkag GOP updater tool for AMD and NVIDIA VBIOS
- CYBERTRONPC ANNOUNCES SMALL FORM FACTOR SYSTEM WITH AMD R9 NANO GRAPHICS CARD
- SilverStone Storage Devices - Mobile Series - MS08
- ASRock Z170 OC Formula Sets More Records at IDF 2015 San Francisco!
- ATTO Technology to Display Network and Storage Connectivity Portfolio at VMworld 2015
- SilverStone Accessories - Expansion Cards - ECM20