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Gigabyte GA-7VAXP KT400 Motherboard Review

By: Cameron Johnson | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 7, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Conclusion

 

Gigabyte has put together a much better motherboard than previous efforts. Our revision showed no signs of instability or incompatibility with any of our five different memory modules, video cards, sound cards or various other components.

 

One thing that did cause this board to be a bit of a let down was the original BIOS shipped with the board didn't support DDR-400. While this support doesn't mean much for real world performance as we have seen, many people will be buying KT400 chipset boards just for the DDR-400 fact.

 

Overclocking features on this board were very in-depth and helpful. VCore up to 1.85v, FSB selectable from 100FSB to 200FSB with support for upcoming 166FSB. AGP and DIMM voltage adjustments allowed for a reasonable overclock. Using a unlocked AMD processor, we tested the system up to 175MHz FSB.

 

Our final thoughts that Gigabyte are on the way up but still have a slightly tarnished reputation to repair before this board will be a high flyer with the end users.

 

- Pros

 

Fast

 

Stable

 

Good Overclocking

 

Firewire

 

RAID

 

Networking

 

- Cons

 

DDR-400 limited to 1 DIMM

 

Rating - 9 out of 10

 

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