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ABIT VT7 Motherboard - VIA PT880 Done Right - Conclusion

We have a review of the ABIT VT7 motherboard today which is based on VIA's PT880 chipset for Pentium 4. We compare against motherboards from MSI and Gigabyte which are also based on the same Dual Channel chipset. The VT7 is ABIT's answer to budget yet overclockable computing with the VIA chipset.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: May 24, 2004 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%      Manufacturer: ABIT



Up until now, VIA PT880 motherboards have been somewhat of a second class product. Designed badly or very little overclocking has seen them fall to the back of the pack. Finally someone has taken up the VIA cause and given them a fair go.


The ABIT VT7 is what we have come to expect from ABIT - quality, reliability and overclockability are all present, however, we are not accustomed to value based motherboards from ABIT. Normally we expect to see a Gigabit Ethernet or a Silicon Image SATA RAID controller and Firewire but this motherboard is plain Jane with some overclocking bite.


If you are looking for a motherboard with heaps of features, you won't find what you want in the VT7. However, if you're looking for a super overclocking motherboard on a budget with the ABIT name, the VT7 is right for you and will give you what you are looking for in your Pentium 4 system. It's VIA PT880 done right.


- Pros






Great Overclocking


Native SATA


- Cons


No additional extras like Firewire or Gigabit Ethernet


Poor power connector placement


Rating - 8.5 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Performance Award





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