While that certainly isn’t the case in the real world, it still shows the best case which is impressive without a doubt. On a more serio So while the motherboard wasn’t able to take the XP very high due to heat issues we can still examine the performance increases we did get. The processor was the Athlon XP Mhz and using the Reactor waterblock and normal room temperature cooling the quickest the processor could run at was around Mhz stock voltage. So lets take a peek at the board itself and see what AMD have done with the chipset. However performance is excellent when you get it tweaked to the best of its ability. I was hoping for higher since the processor has done closer to to 1.
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The first to truly introduce the world to overclocking processors, Abit introduced many features that we see today as almost being standard. In practise it was quite fiddly to attach fans to the headers even without the ATX power cable plugged in since there is very little room around the headers.
With DDR the processors now have the 2. Abitone of the largest motherboard manufacturers in Taiwan have been known to produce high performing motherboards that cater for the enthusiast crowd.
First impressions aren’t exciting. So lets take a peek at the board itself and see what AMD have done with the chipset.
ABIT KR7A-RAID, Socket A, AMD Motherboard
The RAID ports are located in the bottom right of the board with the floppy port underneath, all three horizontally aligned.
Review: ABIT KR7A-RAID – Mainboard –
Here’s the fruits of the labour. We can see what the kr7z IPC does for the processor here despite a far lower clock speed.
I’d certainly like these features on Abit’s Socket A products. Performance I’ve had a pretty special CPU here at Hexus for a short while for review and it was reviewed using this motherboard. Remember, we turn on every single performance sapping feature while running our Quake3 benchmarks. For reference, running the P3 binary as we do here on a 2Ghz Pentium 4 20 x gives a render time of 55s for our test scene pawns.
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Abit’s KR7A-RAID motherboard
Anand takes a guess that the internal data buffers in the chipset have been deepened, allowing a more uninterrupted data flow between CPU and the memory controller and on to main system memory. It beats the NForce in all our test benchmarks bar Quake3 and even then is only beaten by a small amount.
Constantly a leader in overclocking options, performance, and even features like on-board RAID, Abit has made quite a name for itself in the hardware community. While that certainly isn’t the case in the real world, it still shows the best case which is impressive without a doubt. Abit motherboards have a long history with the PC enthusiasts.
Additionally, the new crop of performance motherboards is coming equipped with all lr7a of integrated peripherals.
However during its stay in the test system with the XP the waterblock fitment didn’t mr7a to be perfect and temperatures were high. So while the motherboard wasn’t able to take the XP very high due to heat issues we can still examine the performance increases we did get.
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The processor was rair Athlon XP Mhz and using the Reactor waterblock and normal room temperature cooling the quickest the processor could run at was around Mhz stock voltage. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing?
Being heavily dependant on the DX8 rendering features on the graphics card, increasing card clocks would have had a bigger effect, however the increase is there nonetheless. Read on to find out. I’ll show a few benchmarks at Mhz then a result using a different CPU on the same board to show you what it’s really capable of.