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. This is what ExtremeOvercloking. 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. OK, all the technicalities are out of the way, onto the good stuff I’m sure there were other issues that the revisions fixed, but for the most part each revision was substantially better. The company has two boards in the top ten and 4. This is the fourth revision of arguably the fastest AMD platform motherboard to date, and the revisions have come fast and furious.

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Motherboard Memory Lane: AMD Socket A, Abit NF7-S V2.0 and AMD Athlon 2500+

CPU Frequency Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers. Most notably were the four mounting holes around the CPU socket to use beefier heatsinks, and watercooling, as well as audio and data corruption issues. Check out the submission from I. Print Version Of Article.

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Find More Motherboards Articles. To many enthusiasts surprise, v1. You may think that 4 revisions since the NF7 was unleashed in November may be a bit much, each revision has brought excellent features and significant features to the table. Email Article To Friend. The nForce Ultra was most popular with overclockers chipest to its ability reach higher clock speeds with independent CPU, memory and AGP overclocking.


This is definitely the best overclocking nForce 2 motherboard. Abt far as the physical layout of the board, again nothing has changed.

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The backside proudly displays the available technologies, and cyipset product label gives the revision number as well. The VIA KT and KT may nv7-s have been the most popular in terms of units shipped globally, but it lacked the necessary performance features that overclockers craved. He managed a reference clock of Where we do see a change is the new Northbridge chip. 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.

Watch our Tech Videos. Finally we come to the classic SuperPi 32M benchmark, an important benchmark in terms of historical relevance.

Unfortunately there were some features missing that hard core enthusiast wanted. We could run any test and the NF7-S passed all of them even running Prime 95 overnight.

Search For More Articles! ASUS has three boards in the top ten and 5. In a nutshell, that’s where we are at today. It was manufactured using a nm 0. Doing straight out of the box is an amazing feat in itself.


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. Here is a quick bit of info directly from the ABIT website.

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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.

We are not going to be looking at the NF7-s v2. Here we see the newer stepping of the Southbridge, and the version on the label. It supported a range of K7 architecture AMD processors and core designs that spanned the period from to The company has two boards in the top ten and 4.

On the left we see the Crush18 chip that was used in the v1. We have not tested any other boards for the AMD platform that were able to do this until now.

Return next week when we will focus on the AMD Socket platform and the motherboards, chips and scores that defined that particular era.