Overview. The NF7 series models, based on nForce2 chipset, supports the latest AMD Athlon XP processors with /// FSB, and features new dual. Oddly enough, the ABIT NF7-S had an AT12V connector located on its PCB. We’ ve seen maybe two Athlon XP motherboards with an ATX12V. Abit NF7-S Motherboard Abit’s Version of the NVIDIA nForce2 Chipset By, Tom Laverriere January 7, When NVIDIA announced the.
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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Socket A motherboards supported a broad number of chipset designs that included the VIA KT and Nvidia nForce Ultra series, both popular choices with motherboard manufacturers. Won’t you please settle this for us.
High-End Workstation Performance continued Nvidia’s competition has been scrambling mothsrboard catch up, and even newer chipsets like VIA’s KTA don’t appear to have enough muster when it comes to the benchmarks or feature lists. Ships with the following: Please log in or register to comment. In only half a year, nVIDIA have dethroned the previous champion chipsets from VIA and have created quite a reputation for themselves in the stable high performance chipset arena.
Barton core processors tempted enthusiasts with the promise of better performance gains thanks to a larger MB L2 motherboarf and the prospect of a higher MHz FSB.
Knowing how well those other two iterations of the NF7 platform have performed, I’m sure you’ll agree we have some high expectations about what this board will be able to do, so let’s get started!
The Primary and Secondary IDE connectors are annoyingly positioned below where our video card is installed. In the Socket A era, we find the enthusiast segment to be quite different with Abit proving to be the motherboard manufacturer of choice with overclockers on HWBOT.
Instead of being on the left-hand side of the motherboard, we would have preferred to have seen it located on the right-hand, upper portion of the motherboard. Return next week when we will focus on the AMD Socket platform and the motherboards, chips and scores that defined that particular era.
ABIT NF7-M nForce2 IGP Motherboard Review –
CPU Frequency Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers. If you decide to upgrade out of vanity, or necessity, to a larger active Northbridge heatsink you’ll appreciate the fact that ABit have placed the fan header just a few millimeters up on the board.
Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers. He managed a reference clock of Our AMD series of articles kicks off with the classic Socket Aa CPU socket and platform which many us will recall with fondness, not least because it also involved some memorably overclockable processors.
One feature we felt ABIT shouldn’t have missed was the four mounting holes around the CPU socket that are so vital to all those Swiftech and Alpha users and cooling fanatics in general.
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For those that are picky about memory and frequently like to install different types of modules, the DIMM connector’s position will be an annoyance. It was manufactured using a nm 0. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Today we continue our Mother Memory Lane series, shifting our focus back to the beginning of the last decade, to a time when AMD had the upper hand against Intel in terms of raw performance.
Motherboard Memory Lane: AMD Socket A, Abit NF7-S V2.0 and AMD Athlon 2500+
Too many motherboard makers like to place the DIMM connectors right next to the video card. The company has two boards in the top ten and 4.
The general layout of the NF7-M is good, I would have preferred to have the main ATX and auxiliary power connectors elsewhere, but I understand that being close to the MOSFETs provides the cleanest voltage signals to the motherboard powersupply circuit. The motherboard is very well labelled, if you do not happen to know what a header does just look closely on the PCB and you’ll find a description.
ABIT NF7 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP
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An extra fan header is mothebroard located just above the AGP slot, a good thing if you intend to add extra cooling to a temperamental videocard. It indicates they care about the level of quality of their product and considering the recent failure rates surrounding some low ESR capacitors, this is an important area for the longevity of the board.
If one were to buy a mid to high end motherboard or AMD “whitebox” system these days, they would be well advised to only seriously consider options which have ‘nVIDIA nForce2 inside. At FSB, we had no problems at all.
It supported a range of K7 architecture AMD processors and core designs that spanned the period from to There’s a good chance the IDE cables will get tangled up with the video card as well, especially since the IDE connectors are placed horizontally instead of vertically on the motherboard.