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ECS K7VZA

ECS's first K7 solution was the K7ASA, this board was a Slot A board based on the AMD 751 Northbridge and AMD 756 Southbridge. ECS skipped the entire Slot A/KX133 stage and the Socket A/KT133 stage. ECS's first Socket A platform comes in the form of the K7VZA which Cameron Johnson is taking a look at in this review.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 2, 2001 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: ECS Elitegroup

 

Introduction

 

In the computer community, ECS are known as the other PCChips, making affordable boards for OEM users rather than the overclockers.

 

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) was established in May 1987, during a rapid growth period of the world's information industry. Headquartered in Taiwan, ECS has operations in North America, Europe, and Pacific Rim. During the first decade, ECS focused its total resources into the research, development, and production of its main product, mainboards, the heart of the computer and has carved a definite niche for itself. Through its diligence and perseverance, ELITEGROUP has been recognized as one of the major mainboard companies for value systems. ECS haven't been made very many AMD K7 solutions. ECS's first K7 solution was the K7ASA. This board was a Slot A board based on the AMD 751 Northbridge and AMD 756 Southbridge. ECS skipped the entire Slot A/KX133 stage and the Socket A/KT133 stage. ECS's first Socket A platform comes in the form of the K7VZA which we are reviewing today.

 

Specifications

 

CPU

 

Supports AMD Athlon 700 ~ 1.2Ghz @ 200Mhz FSB

 

Supports AMD Athlon 1Ghz ~ 1.4Ghz @ 266Mhz FSB

 

Supports AMD Duron 600 ~ 850Mhz @ 200Mhz FSB

 

Reserves support for Future AMD Athlon/Duron CPU @ 200/266Mhz FSB

 

Chipset

 

VIA KT133A Chipset

 

VIA VT8363A Northbridge AGPset

 

VIA VT82C686B Southbridge

 

Bus Frequency

 

100MHz/133MHz Internal

 

200MHz/266MHz External

 

Alpha EV6 Communication Bus

 

Expansion Slots

 

1 AGP 2x 4x

 

5 PCI

 

1 AMR

 

Onboard Preferables

 

VIA VT1611A AC'97 Software Audio Codec

 

Expansion Ports

 

1 PS2 Keyboard Port

 

1 PS2 Mouse Port

 

4 USB Ports (2 rear accessible, 2 via optional expansion bracket)

 

2 Serial Ports

 

1 Parallel Port

 

3 Audio Ports (Audio out front, Line in, Microphone)

 

1 Midi/game Port

 

Special Features

 

FSB Adjustable in BIOS

 

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