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ASUS A7V333 Motherboard Review - Conclusion

More and more manufacturers are coming out with motherboards based on the KT333 chipset. Can Asus offer us anything special enough to sway us over to their product? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes us on a tour of the Asus A7V333 Motherboard and see if we can find some answers to this very question.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 10, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: ASUStek

Conclusion

 

With every generation of ASUS board, they improve themselves. This is where we really see this statement in effect. ASUS have added just about ever feature under the sun; USB 2.0, RAID, Firewire, Hardware audio, overclocking options that matter and even Flash memory reader/writer chips. Add to this it's performance in the benchmarks, its diagnostic systems, its ability to go beyond what it was originally designed to do, and you have an extreme board that is worthy of the ASUS name.

 

We did find one problem with this board. Using the drivers supplied to us on the ASUS CD, if we plugged in the Audigy and used the onboard Firewire at the same time, the two devices would kill out in Windows XP if you tried to transfer data across either of the Firewire buses. The latest drivers from Texas Inst. fixed this up, so there is no worries on that front.

 

- Pros

 

Fast

 

Stable

 

Hardware Sound

 

USB 2.0

 

Firewire

 

ATA-133 RAID

 

Reasonable overclocker

 

- Cons

 

Uses CD revision chipset limiting overclocking

 

Bit Pricey.

 

Needs new BIOS for memory optimization.

 

Rating - 9/10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award

 

 

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