Overall the EIDE headers with their flat-to-the-motherboard design did not present an issue. However ABIT could argue that the power trunk could be fed across the top of the board then down to the connection thus problem solved…. Sign In Become an Icrontian. The KV7 may turn out a hefty performance return considering the low purchase price. Splitting hairs; this could be called dead heat.

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The green jumpers control front audio connections. The downside is the location of the power connector.

The north end of the socket is surrounded by capacitors that may present a problem for attaching larger base heatsinks. No special BIOS timings were set except for the time and date, boot order and health monitor features or as disclosed. The board measures x mm “narrow ATX”, 6 fastening screws, the front edge may hang loose without additional fastening.

ABIT KV7 Motherboard Review

Laying the IDE headers flat against the motherboard and at the edge does help stop the ribbon cables from looping out into the case. Quake III high quality.

The instability of professional 3D modeling programs leaves us with a bit of doubt. It is nestled between four capacitors making for a tight squeeze to push the video card lifter.

The most impressive thing about this board is its widest range of BIOS settings.

The amount of RAM agit not as great an issue as the user is working frame by frame and the graphics card is doing the bulk of the work while working within the GUI. The 3-phase switching voltage regulator incorporates 4 capacitors of uF and 3 of uF.


In other words the BIOS settings were standard as far as anyone can set the time and date, ensure the ram is abiy or 4 way interleave and at CAS 2 and AGP is chosen as the first boot video card 8x. Individual performance will vary with any particular or specific timings or tweaks enabled by you. Being a close competitor in some tests is outweighed by not being able to run the race at all in lv7 tests.

Cooling enthusiasts will be delighted to hear this, as will the most serious overclockers.

Adobe After Effects is a tool to produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia and the web. Memory in DIMM 1 and 2 did cause stability issues.

ABIT KV7-V, Socket A, AMD Motherboard

These improvements may be more of a benefit to the manufacturer than the enthusiast as many are discovering. While in render mode the two test programs virtually bypass ram and GPU. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: This makes it possible for users to install or uninstall memory modules easily without having to uninstall their video card, which is a time-consuming process that includes steps like unscrewing your video card, unplugging your VGA cable, and physically uninstalling your video card from its AGP slot.

A faster and more powerful video card will translate to wbit smoother interface where complex scenes can be manipulated in real time. Sisoft Sandra Memory Benchmark. The FDD connector is on the board’s left edge, and its cable may worsen free air circulation and be an obstacle when handling connectors on the PCB. These may result in lesser or greater scores dependent on variations in system components and settings. With smaller spaces comes design challenges.


There are also voltage regulators of the AGP bus 2 x uF and of the memory 1x uF and several less capcious ones. The first problem is cable management as the power trunk line has to awkwardly snake its way around and the location of the power header made aibt use of the Abig heatsink almost impossible.

Adobe After Effects 5. The fan looks like it can do a more effective job and may be at a lower cost per unit than traditional box fan and chipset heatsink. Note that Softimage does not have an interface to real-time preview a finished frame as unlike After Effects.

Abit KV7 Manuals

It also looks like the ram lifters could touch the an installed fan header but they do not. DIMM 2 and 3 should be used when memory is placed in pairs.

Note the way the floppy cable crosses over the PCI slots. The BIOS settings were kept as close to conservative or default value or as otherwise specified.

Realize the Zalman heatsink is an obscenely large heatsink but abut is food for thought when it comes to the larger enthusiast heatsinks.