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Abit KX7-333R KT333 Motherboard Review - Conclusion

Abit. When you hear this name you think of a manufacturer that has brought out some great motherboards in the past. But when they introduced the AT7 board with it's Legacy-Free packaging, some folks had second thoughts. Come join Asher "Acid" Moses as he takes a look at the new Abit KX7-333R Motherboard. It takes the KT333 chipset, the newest Highpoint RAID controller, and then adds back in the legacy support that many feel they still need. Can it live up to the Abit tradition? Let's find out!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 11, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Abit

Conclusion

 

In summary, we were very impressed with the Abit KX7-333R. It provides high performance, great stability, a good layout and at a price of around US$115, it is also relatively cheap. Sure, it is not the most feature-packed KT333 motherboard on the market, but you have to remember that Abit is targeting this board at the enthusiast market and it would be impossible to pack the board with integrated features while still keeping a low price. You should also note that Abit has had an integrated, legacy free version of the KX7-333R on the market for some time now, called the AT7.

 

The four DIMM slots and 6 PCI slots were a welcome addition, however, I was slightly disappointed to see the lack of USB 2.0 support, as this has become standard on most modern motherboards; even ones directed at the budget market. The bottom line is, if you are looking for a low cost, high performance, highly tweakable motherboard for the SocketA platform and don't require any integrated features besides RAID, I highly recommend the Abit KX7-333R.

 

- Pros

 

High Performance

 

Good layout

 

Stable

 

Highly tweakable BIOS

 

Low price

 

4 DIMM slots

 

6 PCI slots

 

- Cons

 

Lacks USB 2.0

 

Comparatively small software bundle

 

Rating - 9/10

 

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