In a nutshell, that’s where we are at today. The AMD Athlon XP series arrived in and was an immediate hit with enthusiasts, offering superior performance than Intel equivalents, coupled with reasonably competitive prices. Finally we come to the classic SuperPi 32M benchmark, an important benchmark in terms of historical relevance. As far as the physical layout of the board, again nothing has changed. This is definitely the best overclocking nForce 2 motherboard.

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Watch our Tech Videos. Search For More Articles! 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. I’m sure there were other issues that the revisions fixed, but for the v2.0 part each revision was substantially better.

Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers. OK, all the technicalities are out of the way, onto the good stuff Find More Motherboards Articles.

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

The backside proudly displays the available technologies, and the product label gives the revision number as well. Return next week when we will focus on the AMD Socket platform and the motherboards, chips and scores that defined that particular era.

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We have not tested any other boards for the AMD platform that were able to do this until now. This is the fourth revision of arguably the fastest AMD platform motherboard to date, and the revisions have come fast and furious.

It supported a range of K7 architecture AMD processors and core designs that spanned the period from to Print Version Of Article. In a nutshell, that’s where we are at today. The nForce Ultra was most popular with overclockers due to its ability reach higher clock speeds with independent CPU, memory and AGP overclocking.

Abit NF7 V overclocking guide

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. CPU Frequency Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers.

The company has two boards in the top ten and 4. Chupset 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.

This is what ExtremeOvercloking. ASUS has three boards in the top ten and 5. In the Abih 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.

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This is definitely the best overclocking nForce 2 motherboard. Where we do see a change is the new Northbridge chip. On the left we see the Crush18 chip that was used in the v1.

He managed a reference clock of Finally we come to the classic Abih 32M benchmark, an important benchmark in terms of historical relevance.

ABIT NF7-S – – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP Overview – CNET

Barton bf7-s 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. Check out the submission from I. We are not going to be looking at the NF7-s v2. Please log in or register to comment.

V2.00 there were some features missing that hard core enthusiast wanted. By SoundstormTM technology, the NF7-S supports Real-time audio encoding delivering up to simultaneous audio streams makes games and applications come to life. Here we see the newer stepping of the Southbridge, and the version on the label. DS Cluster – Follow our Sitemap.