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Abit NV7-133R Motherboard Review

By: Asher Moses | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 10, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: Abit

Conclusion

 

Performance and feature-wise, the Abit NV7-133R is a very decent board. Its plethora of integrated features such as 6 channel Dolby 5.1 sound, 10/100 NIC and USB 2.0 make it ideal for those looking at building a low cost Athlon/Duron based system. With performance that is on par with the Abit KR7A-RAID (KT266A), it is also one of the highest performing boards for the Athlon platform.

 

That said, I had a few major complaints about this board. Firstly, the placement of the ATX power connector forces cabling over your heatsink/fan unit, which could restrict airflow and thus, hinder overclocking. The NV7-133R also lacked many overclocking features that have become a standard on most newer motherboards, especially ones from Abit.

 

The bottom line is, if you are looking for a high performing, feature rich motherboard, the Abit NV7-133R is a very capable board, however, if you are an enthusiast or overclocker, I suggest that you steer clear of the NV7-133R and purchase a KT266A motherboard such as the Abit KR7A.

 

- Pros

 

High performing

 

Stable

 

ATA133 Support

 

USB 2.0

 

10/100 NIC

 

6-channel Dolby 5.1 sound

 

- Cons

 

Bad ATX power connector placement

 

Lack of standard overclocking options

 

Rating - 7.5/10

 

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