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Abit IT7 i845E Motherboard Review - Test System & SiSoft Sandra

Abit has long been making quality motherboards that have been noticed by the enthusiast crowd. They have even gone so far as to remove legacy ports from some of their product line as well. Join Asher "Acid" Moses as he checks out their latest offering; namely the Abit IT7. It combines support for the new 533MHz Pentium 4 processors, DDR266 memory and more RAID ports than you can shake a stick at. But can it live up to the reputation that it has garnered in the past? Let's find out!

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 24, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: Abit

Benchmarking

 

- Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2GHz (20x100)

 

Motherboard: Abit IT7 (i845E), DFI NS70-EL (SiS645DX), Abit BD7-RAID (i845D)

 

Memory: OCZ 256MB PC2700

 

Video Card: Prolink Pixelview GeForce3

 

Sound Card: Creative SoundBlaster Audigy Platinum eX

 

Hard Disk: Quantum Fireball Plus LM 15GB ATA100

 

Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional SP2

 

Drivers: nVidia Detonator v23.11, DirectX 8.1

 

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2002, 3DMark2001 SE, Quake III Arena, Content Creation Winstone 2001, Business Winstone 2001

 

Results - SiSoft Sandra 2002

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2002 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

As expected, all three boards performed virtually identically in the CPU benchmark, however, when we take a look at the memory benchmark we see the SiS645DX chipset pull quite far ahead. This is due to the fact that the SiS645DX supports DDR333 memory, while the i845D/E chipsets only support DDR266. If the BD7 and IT7 boards were overclocked to run at DDR333 memory speeds, the FSB would have to be adjusted which would also overclock the CPU, PCI and AGP bus, making it an uneven playing field.

 

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