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I recently got one of Abit’s current socket A motherboards, from past experience with the Abit KT7 RAID k7ta previous version I knew I was in for a treat, Abit motherboards have built up an enviable reputation for building extra features and options on their motherboards.
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My first experience with Abit kit was way back in when the BH6 and Celeron A was the overclocking combination to own. RAID 0 stripping mode for boosting performance 4.
RAID 1 mirroring mode for data security 5. Supports up to 1. ATX form factor 2. Hardware monitoring – Including Fan speed, Voltages, System environment temperature 4. Abit where among the first to fit a Fan on the Northbridge chipset, they set the trend, now heatsink and fans are common on nearly every recent motherboard Northbridge controller. The fan keeps the Northbridge cooler and adds stability at the higher bus speeds offered on the newer mqnual. In another trend setting move Abit where among the first to include Jumperless setup, all the functions of the motherboard are available within the SoftMenu in abih BIOS, this makes setting up the Abit motherboards as painless and easy as possible, fumbling about for tiny jumpers and poring over board diagram layouts trying to find hidden jumper JP23 has become a thing of the past.
I ran it with a MHz Athlon Thunderbird CPU and it easily got the Tbird up to MHz, obviously this has a lot to do with the choice of CPU, mankal the Abit board with all it’s tweaks offers the best possible chance of overclocking the CPU and running it successfully, Abit kanual been loudly touting the 3 phase power circuits built on the board whilst over manufacturers stick with a 2 phase voltage circuit design, the 3 phase power design is supposed to offer better stability under the high current loads of the latest CPU’s and especially the overclocked Tbird’s, and it also offers much better heat dissipation, throughout the boards components.
Performance doesn’t vary especially much with the new KTA boards, they all essentially use the same components, the KTA and the new VIA B Southbridge which has native support for ATA transfer rates, the Abit does however offer lots of features to improve memory performance, these features aren’t implemented on all KT boards, and yet again Abit leads the pack in this area, the key area where Abit seem to lead is in the swift rectification of problems with the boards, usually this is a new BIOS release which fixes and improves speed and offers extra features.
I must say I like Abit motherboards a lot, just about every motherboard I’ve had in the past few years, has been an Abit, I’ve gone from the BH6 through to the BE6 and now on with the KT7 series and they’ve all performed, and kept of performing consistently over k7ta years.
Click here for a slightly more thorough rundown on RAID. Phew with that little maunal about RAID over lets see what it means for your computer and the all important Benchmarks. The only bit where RAID doesn’t seem to manuxl the performance is in the random read and write tests, though these results are certainly no lower than a single drive, the buffered and sequential transfer rates are much higher than with a single drive.
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Overall RAID 0 makes the computer feel quicker and more responsive in loading applications kanual large games, the only downside is the extra expense and the bit of extra time on Windows bootup as the RAID array is initialized. Well that’s the drive benchmarks covered in some detail now on with the other bits, obviously there are a wide variety of different factors which influence the overall speed of the motherboard, CPU choice for one, memory speed for another and probably the most.
I could run a whole bunch of tests of the board, but since I just reviewed the whole OcUK bundle last week, it seems somewhat pointless so I’ll just show you the most popular Sandra benchmarks. This is one place where the Abit really shines above other socket A boards on the market it offers lots of tweaking possibilities. Memory performance and bandwidth make quite a large difference to the whole computer’s performance and benchmark results.
If you wait for the picture above to load you will see the memory benchmarks are taken at the various different settings and finally with the FSB maxed out at MHZ with all the various options in the Abit BIOS turned on for extra memory performance.
In advanced Chipset features, the memory timing was set to Turbo, Interleave was set to 4 way and CAS latency set to 2, these are the main options for performance setting, they only work with decent quality branded memory, such as Crucial or Mushkin, with cheaper spec memory you may not be able to turn on all the performance settings and still maintain stability.
Just about everyone plays games so lets see how the Abit copes with a few gaming benchmarks. Via have sussed this out an now the KTA chipset is regarded as a high performance motherboard chipset. For a final gaming benchmark I tried out 3dmark and tried to get the highest possible score.
The only slight improvements Abit could make in my eyes would be to offer a wider voltage adjustment within the BIOS maybe up to 1.
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I do like this board a lot though, it offers overclockers all the facilities we need to get the best out of the system, and you cant really expect much more from a motherboard, this along with Abit’s experience in this market and there continual bug fixing BIOS updates and web presence ensures that the Abit KT7 series motherboards are winners in my eyes.