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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Soft Menu III, don’t ya love it? This is definitely the best overclocking nForce 2 motherboard. He managed a reference clock of Too many motherboard makers like to place the DIMM connectors right next to the video card. 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.

At FSB, we had no problems at all.

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Knowing how well those other two iterations of the NF7 platform have performed, I’m sure you’ll agree we have motherbowrd high expectations about what this board will be able to do, so let’s get started!

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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Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, motherboarc remain an important performance metric for most overclockers.


Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. An extra fan header is also located just above the AGP slot, a good thing if you intend to add extra cooling to a temperamental videocard. This is good news for the overclockers out there because this means the NF7-M has the potential to overclock high – or at least that is what the word on the street seems to indicate – but you never with a hundred percent abjt.

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.

In the Socket A era, we find the enthusiast segment motherbard be quite different with Abit motherobard to be the motherboard manufacturer of choice with overclockers on HWBOT.

ABIT NF7 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP

The nForce Ultra was most popular with overclockers due to its ability reach higher clock speeds with independent CPU, memory and AGP overclocking. We have not tested any other boards for the AMD platform that were able to do this until now.

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Nvidia’s competition has been xbit to 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. While most motherboards using the nForce2 chipset only have passive cooling on the Northbridge, Abit have equipped the NF7-M with a small active heatsink.

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. With five bit PCI slots you won’t have any problems adding in future expansion cards if desired either. However, the official word from ABIT nt7 that the NF7-S will indeed ship with four mounting holes even though our sample didn’t have this feature.


Barton core processors tempted enthusiasts with the promise of better performance gains thanks to a larger MB L2 cache and the prospect of a higher MHz FSB. You can find the submission from I.

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I always like seeing a manufacturer use components abif have a good reputation for quality on their products. The VIA KT and KT may well have been the most popular in terms of units shipped globally, but it lacked the necessary performance features that overclockers craved.

In motberboard 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. Finally we come to the classic SuperPi 32M benchmark, an important benchmark in terms of historical relevance.

Check out the submission from I. 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. Please log in or register to comment.

We could run any test and the NF7-S passed all of them even running Prime 95 overnight. Something I was abkt happy to see was that the NF7-M was only using Rubycon capacitors, nothing else.

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. The Primary and Secondary IDE connectors are annoyingly positioned below where our video card is installed. Admin and owner of Hexus. High-End Workstation Performance continued